Why won't the flame go out on my kerosene heater? Kerosene Heaters vs. Electric Heaters Are kerosene heaters dangerous? If you’re using your heater for the first time, make sure it’s filled with high quality kerosene , and that the wick has been soaked for at least an hour. If it had an extinguisher like the old Kero-Sun heaters I wouldn't be having this problem. Many 'torpedo' heaters call for kerosene fuel for this reason (kero doesn't gell). Just here and there to keep the temp up. I have a 2006 Dyna-Glow RMC 95-C2 and every time I hit the extinguish button it goes out almost all the way, but not completely.There still a little flame in the back. It's then sprayed in a fine mist into the combustion chamber to mix with air. Why won’t my kerosene heater light? Start by inspecting the fuel tank for water, which forms globules if present. If you are expecting the extremely low temperatures again, you may want to add some kerosene to your fuel tank. The forced air type of Remington heater extracts kerosene from the fuel tank and delivers it to the nozzle in the burner head. This heater is, like your Monitor heater, a kerosene powered space heater. If you are using diesel #2 you have what is known as fuel gelling. Clean the tank completely and refuel with the recommended fuel oil, kerosene or diesel if you spot water. Lighting a standard kerosene heater is simple—after filling your heater’s fuel tank with 1-K grade kerosene and soaking the wick for a full hour, simply press and release the central ignition lever (if you’re using a model with an automatic ignition system), or lift the burn chamber and hold a lit match to the wick to get it going manually. Why won't my heater light? The electric heaters are good for one room. If so, then you need to make sure the heater has been filled with good K-1 Kerosene, and that the wick has been allowed to soak in the lowered position for 60 minutes in a full tank of kerosene. I have a co2 detector and it has been perfectly fine. When you push the “ignite” button, the igniter should move into position to light the kerosene vapor above the wick surface. Check for fuel problems if the motor runs, but the heater won't ignite, or if you spot smoke or smell an odor coming from the unit. This problem will correct itself as soon as it warms up a little more. Kerosene heaters are plenty safe, they have been using them forever. With my house being drafty and cracking a door I am good. I dont run it all day. Where can I find a manual for my kerosene heater? Why won't my kerosene heater shut-off? Most of those heaters work by an electric motor running an air pump that uses the venturi principle to draw kerosene out of the tank and spray a mist toward a spark plug that is constantly sparking. The wick is retracting all the way, so I don't know what to do. Why won't my kerosene heater light? 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