space heater


Hi, recently I had refridgerator trouble and asked for help. I was given information on how to find the problem and fixed it. I was actually able to fix it by replacing the heating element. Worked GREAT! Now I have a Farenheat space heater problem. It comes on and immediately cuts off then cuts back on and cuts back off this repeats several times and then it will work for a while. It then cuts off and the process begins all over again. Any suggestions on the problem and how to fix it would be most appreciated. If it is going to take a repair part please let me know what part to buy. Thank You -William (from Carolina Beach NC)
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Funny, tho, that the thing acts up, starts working OK *after* a while, then acts up again.
One Q that hasn't been asked: Is the unit electromechanical or solid state? If solid state, it *could* be the hi temp switch, but it could also be a zillion other things.
If solid state, you can bypass all that crap, but still include the limit switch and tilt switch, if there's one of those.. But, this way, you don't have heat settings, the thermostatic control, and the on/off switch is the plug. It's worked for me. :)
Does HD really have heaters for $20? Hmmm.... lessee.... the cheapest I see is 28.97. Some dollar stores have them for under $20.
Stormin Mormon don't really need heat, tho. When you have 12 wives, you pretty much produce quite a bit of your own heat.... He proly needs lots of vitamins, tho.... Oysters/zinc???
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wrote:

Yea 13-20 people in a single wide cant take much more btus anyway
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On Jan 30, 1:58 pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (William Hufham) wrote:

Gas or electric, free-standing or built into the wall, model information all needed for a better answer.
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Don't know that brand or whether or not it is electric. I will assume it is electric.
You either have a defective thermostat or a defective "high limit" control.
You may be able to test for the defective "high limit" control by bypassing it on a temporary basis.
I want to be clear about this:
BYPASSING THE SAFETY FEATURE IS FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY. USING THE HEATER WITH A BYPASSED CONTROL IS STUPID AND DANGEROUS.
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Colbyt wrote:

So is hypothermia.
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Just go buy an EdenPure heater. Bob Vila says they are the best on the market. Or get a Heat Surge, made by the Amish.
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Space heaters ran for decades without safety controls. That said, a ceramic heater from the big box store is about twenty bucks. Hardly worth fixing the old, unsafe ones.
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Especialy when used as bathtub immersion water heater, shower warmer, a bed warmer under the sheets or under the bed, or to "broil" ribtips and possum, or when you want that "Clean look" and hide it behind the curtains or under the couch, and have an extension cord made from telephone wire. Other than that id cut out the saftey heat overload thing and wire it directly like they all were wired before the lawyers got rich, unless you do the first mentioned activities.
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Should be easier to go buy a new one. The last space heater I bought was about twenty bucks. Ceramic heater, from Home Depot. Hardly worth risking a fire, over a twenty dollar bill.
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