Diesel heaters

Submitted: Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 08:38
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I installed a 2 kW planner and it has been working like beautiful thing and now it will not start any clues
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 09:03

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 09:03
what brand is it
mechpete
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Follow Up By: Rick L1 - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:18

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:18
Hi, The heater is a 2kw planner, it's a import, it has been good.cheers rick
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:58

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:58
Would it be a "PLANAR" diesel heater by any chance?????
The Planar company does make diesel heaters.

Fuel intake filter blocked perhaps? ie, insufficient fuel flow?
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 11:48

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 11:48
all the MBenz ambulances in Victoria that had Wabasko heaters fitted had no trouble,
then they tried to save money by fitting cheap copies , every one of them had to go back an be replaced or repaired .
false economy
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 18:49

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 18:49
If it has the standard Webasto etc interface you can get a computer interface to read the fault codes.

If it goes through the usual start up proceed and you have a unit where you can hear the fuel pump do you smell diesel at the exhaust pipe? if not then look for a damage fuel line, pickup or blocked filter.

Is the fuel gelled?

If you can smell fuel then check the glow plug/igniter.

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Reply By: Member - Kelvo - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 21:47

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 21:47
A common reported problem with them is the glow plug failing.

If your fuel pump/deliverly is ok I'd be looking at replacing the glow plug.
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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 02:09

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 02:09
Rick check your air intake inside the caravan the air that is sucked via your vent back into the heater ,if this vent gets restricted it will only allow the heater to run till unit gets to hot then shuts down .Could have sucked some thing up from inside van or dust is restricting air flow .This is the intake vent inside the unit not the intake from outside
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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 02:09

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 02:09
Rick check your air intake inside the caravan the air that is sucked via your vent back into the heater ,if this vent gets restricted it will only allow the heater to run till unit gets to hot then shuts down .Could have sucked some thing up from inside van or dust is restricting air flow .This is the intake vent inside the unit not the intake from outside
Terry
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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 09:14

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 09:14
Another thing to prevent start-up is low voltage.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Rick L1 - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 11:09

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 11:09
Thanks Paul the first thing I went to
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 09:50

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 09:50
Check that the combustion air inlet or exhaust isn't blocked by mud wasp or spiders nests.

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