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No heat Presto Heat Dish footlight works but no heat.

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  • tkgso Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. It appears a "fuse" has blown. It just happened this morning.

  • VishalFixya May 11, 2010

    Is there anyone who can help me check my heater and help in doing the wiring if that is the issue.



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Since the light is on its own circuit this dont surprise me at all. The most likely cause of this is the contacts on the inside of the heater. the wire inside of the unit is very small for a heater, bad design, and is conected by spade conectors. my wire in mine burnt through and did the same thing. I bought some good thick wire and rewired the unit direct and this seemed to fix the problem. If you need further assistance check out some of my other solutions in this same area.

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