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You know, there’s a saying among VAL6 dealers and distributors:

“If there’s something wrong with your VAL6, 95% of the time, it comes down to your fuel.”

Now, I’ll be honest, a lot of people don’t like that. You might be surprised to find out that many people are actually very touchy when it comes to questioning the quality of their diesel-fuel. It seems a lot of self-worth is derived from that liquid. However, let me just say: You are important, and special, no matter what the quality of your diesel fuel!

*Cue group hug.*

Okay! Now that we’ve got the hard part out of the way and you are sufficiently satisfied in your own value as a human being regardless of petroleum products, let’s get down to business. If your heater has been acting up, and you’ve done your due diligence, meaning you’ve replaced your fuel nozzle and filter, then it’s more than likely a problem with your fuel. (The reason we have you replace your nozzle and filter first is alsodue to your fuel, but more of a contained incidence. Meaning, perhaps you ran through a bit of dirty fuel that really was just a one-off. Even that slightly dirty fuel can clog the pin-sized hole in your nozzle, or mess up your filter.)

So, first things first: Get yourself a container of fuel that you know is clean. You might even want to use kerosene. (Yes, VAL6 diesel-fired heaters can burn kerosene. Matter of fact, that’s all they burn in Japan, because it’s actually cheaper than diesel over there.) Next, set that baby down next to your heater.

From here, disconnect the fuel supply line from the top of the fuel tank and drop it into the new fuel container. Start it up and see how she runs. If you’re still having troubles, now is the time to replace the filter and nozzle. Once you’ve got them replaced, fire it up again and see how you’re doing.

If even that fails, your final resource for DIY troubleshooting is to disconnect each fuel line in turn and, using compressed air, blow out the lines. There have been instances of particles in the fuel actually clogging the lines, but this is rare.

KSL-T-19 - Tank Inlet FilterNow, after all this, if you do find that your fuel is *gasp* filthy as a toilet seat, you’re going to need to drain your tank of it, and start again. If your area is one where the fuel just doesn’t come any cleaner, then you’ll want to get one of our tank inlet filters. These used to come standard with the heaters, but the manufacturer found that most people just took them out anyway, as they do slow down the input of fuel. However, if you need that first strain more than others, it can be a lifesaver. (NOTE: The image shown and link given for the tank inlet filter is for the KBE5S and KBE5L models.)Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

As our final word on the subject: If you’re just having difficulties and nothing seems to be working, regardless of where you bought your heater, give us a call and we’ll work through it with you. No fee, no hassle. We want your heater working properly, and we’re here to help: 866-369-3020


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