If your IDF 500 heater goes into lockout, there’s no need to panic.
Reset Your IDF 500 After it Goes Into Lockout
The video below will walk you through the process of getting it back up and running.
Transcript: So over here, you have a standard Beckett Burner. When it’s time to add fuel, you’d end up filling up through this gauge cap right here. At best, during the winter months, you want to use additive, or buy fuel with additive in there to prevent from gelling, because it pulls up through the filter and in through the pump of the burner.
So, over here, you have a toggle, which is manual and thermostat. Right now, I’m going to run the unit in a manual set up.
So, what you see happens, the unit starts pulling fuel up through the filter, filtering the fuel and pulling it back in through the pump. It will do that for 45 seconds. After that 45 seconds, the burner will light up, as the burner lights up, it’ll heat up the barrel, from that point after the barrel’s heated up to a certain temperature, this fan will kick on.
How you know you have ignition, you’ll see the green light here.
So also, if you ever see that this primary controller here is lit up red, that means it’s in lockout, that means there was misfire, you got air in your lines or you’re gelled at your fuel filter so you’re not getting enough fuel. So, in order to reset this, once everything’s either thawed out or you change the filter, hold this button in for 45 seconds. After that 45 seconds, you let go, the unit will work properly.