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What is the lower dial for, what do the balls mean ?

This dial is on my upright Lakewwd Heater

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The red dials (I think - I can't find a pic where they are facing forward to see them) should control the wattage you have the heater set at. You can set it at 500 900 and 1500 watts usually. The first dial turned on would set the heater at 500. Turning the second dial on will set the heater at 900. And having both on will set it at 1500. And of course the more watts the more heat that will come out of the heater.

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