Why MPI Monitor 441 Burner Status Flashing [3 Easy Steps To Fix]

MPI monitor 441 burner status flashing means the system is out of fuel. Plus, dirty flame rods, defective flame rods,s and dirty fuel filters can be reasons behind your monitor burner status flashing.

The solution to this problem is to refuel the tank, replace the flame rod if defective, and clean the flame rod and fuel filter.

If you don’t refuel in time and clean the rods and filter, the burner will shut off and thus your Monitor burner won’t ignite finally.

But how do you refuel and clean those parts? Well, in this article, we will talk about just that. Here, you will know how to fix the MPI monitor burner status flashing in only 3 steps. Let’s dive in. 

Why MPI Monitor 441 Burner Status Flashing [3 Easy Steps To Fix]

Fixing the MPI monitor burner status flashing is simple. Just pour in a new batch of fuel in it. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1. Preparation

Firstly, you have to turn off the MPI monitor 441. Just press the operation button and set the button to “OFF.” Now gather kerosene. On average, MPI Monitor 441 requires 2 to 4 gallons of fuel every day. So, gather this amount of oil first.

Step 2. Use An Electrical Fuel Pump

An electric fuel pump is an easy way to fuel up MPI monitor 441. Place a universal fuel pump below the fuel tank of your MPI monitor 441. Attach the front end of the fuel pump to the device, and put the other end to the kerosene tank.

After all the installation is done, start the fuel pump. Now your heater should fill up.

Step 3. Restart The Device

Now everything is basically done. All you have to do now is restart the device. Just set the operation button to the “ON” position. And now you have perfectly refueled your MPI 441. As your burner fuel tank is full, the burner status flash should go away now. 

What To Do If the Burner Status Don’t Stop Flashing

It is possible that the above-mentioned methods may not work. Or your MPI monitor fuel tank may not be empty in the first place. Yes, the burner status can still flash even if the fuel tank is full. In this case, you try out the following methods.

1. Clean The Flame Rod

A dirty flame rod can set off the burner status in an MPI monitor. In fact, it is a very common reason for the MPI burner status flashing. If this is the case, then you have to clean the flame rod. Here’s what you can do,

  • Turn off the whole system
  • Unscrew the black grill at the front of the heater
  • Find the flame rod located beside the burner window
  • Give the burner a slight twist and pull it out slowly
  • Be careful not to damage the wire connection
  • Take Emory cloth or steel wool to clean the rust off
  • Put the flame rod and everything back in its place

Now, as your flame rod is clean, your MPI monitor 441 should work just fine.

2. Replace The Flame Rod

If your flame rod is too old, the chances are that it will not work even if you clean the whole flame rod. In this case, you have to replace this particular device. Here’s how to do it:

  • Turn off the whole system
  • Locate and pull out the flame rod in the same way as previously mentioned
  • Detach the wire connection
  • Take a new flame rod
  • Re-install the wiring
  • Put the flame rod back in its place and put everything back on

With the new flame rod, your heater should work just fine.

3. Clean The Fuel Filter

When the fuel filter gets dirty, it can’t properly process the oil for usage. In this case, you need to clean the fuel filter as soon as possible. Here’s how you can clean MPI monitor fuel filter:

  • Turn off the heater
  • Shut off the fuel flow at the oil barrel
  • Place oil rags there to catch excessive kerosene
  • Look at the right-bottom side of the front side of the heater and locate the filter
  • Remove the 2 screws holding the strainer
  • Pull out the fuel filter
  • Wash the filter with carburetor cleaner (you can use fresh kerosene as well)
  • Put the filter back in its place 

Now once you start your heater, it should work just fine without any difficulty. Simply put, the burner status light shouldn’t bother you anymore.


Why does MPI Monitor 441 keep shutting off?

The most probable reason behind MPI monitor 441 shutting off is the blockage of combustion air, blocked air inlet, faulty flame-rod, and fuel contaminated with water.

How much does MPI Monitor 441 cost?

A new MPI monitor 441 costs around $1295.

How many BTUs is a monitor 441?

A monitor 441 generates around 43,000 BTU per hour at the maximum setting.

How often should a monitor heater be cleaned?

You should thoroughly clean your monitor heater at least once every 3 years.

Are monitor heaters gravity fed?

Yes, Monitor 441 is compatible with a gravity fed system of fuelling 

Final Words:

By now, you obviously know what needs to be done in case MPI Monitor 441 burner status flashes. The solutions discussed in this article are fairly simple. You can easily take care of it all by yourself.

However, if you face any trouble, let us know in the comment below.

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  1. There is another possibility for which the heater is shutting off. The burning mat (burning cloth) is unglued and twisted, making the flame not to burn properly, and the flame detector detects an absence of flame, shutting down the heater.


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