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IIcant find parts for the holmes heaters. Who carries them?

The reset relay switch on the back of the heater is burnt out and needs to be replaced. I can not find a supplier that carries any parts.

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  • Danielle Corgliano
    Danielle Corgliano Jan 05, 2014

    mine just burnt out too. the switch isnt very complicated to rewire if i had the correct part. Sucks that i have to go buy a new space heater instead of spending 10$ on a switch.

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I have the same problem. I mean it keeps going off prematurely. The heating area is relatively clean and there is no reason for this other than the Thermal Circuit Breaker to be going bad.

I too have fruitlessly tried to find the part. It is made by Klixon and the info about it is as follows: 1NT15L-4165 It is a manual reset bimetal temperature circuit breaker. Mine says L86 L = Limit and 86 I believe represents 86 degrees Celsius which is about 187 degrees F for us Americans.

I found the Klixon people and they told me the part was not available through them; but only through Holmes themselves. So, I of course called Holmes Customer Service.

Turns out that I had a little spat with Holmes' CS Jerky... She informed me that Holmes does not sell parts and that the heaters they build and sell are not serviceable. So, I argued that they are irresponsible with regard to the environment. What, it's supposed to go to a landfill now?

But she insisted that this was so that people didn't start fires with their heaters. And she says that she has two young girls at home and wouldn't want anyone burning down their house and killing their family. So I guess after all that has nothing to do with her keeping her job by Holmes selling me another $79 heater, huh?? lol Yeah right!!! Because the guy at corporate would not want one of their heaters to start a fire. That wouldn't be an acceptable risk to make money. (Sarcasm, in case you missed it)

On another note... It's real unfortunate that you have to take the HQH307 completely apart to clean the heating area so as to not have the heater be a fire hazard. But I'm a risk to my family by taking the thing apart and then removing the two retaining screws out and two wire leads off to replace the malfunctioning part. WTF??? Since I can't get the part I suppose I could just bypass the circuit breaker. I know that's not a good idea.

Well, bottom line is, (can ya take a guess?), that I will not be buying another Holmes Heater EVER!!! Thanks Holmes...

Answer: As far as I know you cannot get the part.

If anyone has a lead on the part please let me know here.

Thanks, LightningMan

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

  • JOEM920 Dec 10, 2010

    IF I HAD KNOW WHAT A PROBLEM THESE HEATERS WERE I WOULD NEVER HAD ONE INSIDE MY HOME.. WHISH I HAD PHOTOS TO SHOW . MY DAUGHTER LEFT HER HEATER ON OVER NIGHT WHILE SHE WAS A SLEEP. I COULD SMELL SOMETHING AROUND 2;30 OR 3;AM , WIRE BURNING AND IT WAS HER HEATER A HOLMES INSTAFURNACE, HAS A POWER SWITCH WITH A SEPARATE THERMOSTAT KNOB. I OPENED IT UP A FEW DAYS LATER AND THE ON, OFF, LOW, AND HIGH SWITCH HAD BURNED UP I WE WERE LUCKY THAT IT DID NOT SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE... SO NOW I KNOW WHY YOU CAN NOT GET ANY INFO OR WHY THEY WANT SELL PARTS FOR THESE HEATERS .. LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE USING BAD ELECTRICAL PARTS TO ME.......... THA WIZARD

  • Fred
    Fred Dec 15, 2013

    Same thing happenend to me. I have the Holmes model HLP3300B. It has separate on/off switch and temp control. The on/off switch completely melted. Holmes is a not only a crappy brand but also very dangerous. No more of their products for me.

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