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Sunbeam heater SQH310 keeps shutting off when it is on 2, what do I do?

I have 2 Sunbeam electric heater and when I use them on level two for heating they shut off within 5-10 minutes maybe less timing. Then I have to restart them again, after they cool. THe other heater won't heat anything, has power, but will not turn on when I try to move the knobs. Please help!!

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  • Devon freeman Oct 23, 2016

    But will bending the safety switch burn your house down is it a SAFE fix

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    Daryle Lessard Dec 12, 2016

    I had this same problem, shuts off after about a minute running on high heat. I cleaned the small intake slots on the top rear, they were plugged with dust mites. Now the heater works fine on high heat. Seems the over temp sensor needs air flow, or it opens and shuts down the unit. Then I had to unplug the heater and wait 15 minutes for the sensor to reset. Fixed now!

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If you have the same heater i do then in between the elements at the bottom there is a safety swith that bends when it heats up and breaks the connection Dont mess with it plugged in it will shock the hell out of you but if you bend it down it wont be able to lift off the circut and will stay running untill you turn it off

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  • hatterasjeep Feb 18, 2015

    I have the same Sunbeam quartz heater that would stop working after running fine on level 2 for a few minutes. I tried your fix (bending down the switch metal) and it worked.

  • Devon freeman Oct 23, 2016

    Yes but will it burn ur house down is that a SAFE fix ?

  • Unknown Kruz
    Unknown Kruz Dec 08, 2016

    I dont seem to find the metal switch,
    Pictures plz

  • Unknown Kruz
    Unknown Kruz Dec 08, 2016

    I can't find the metal switch you talying about!
    Can u send me a picture of its location please
    Unknown.kruz@gmail.com

  • Daryle Lessard
    Daryle Lessard Dec 12, 2016

    It is probably the top vents clogged with dust mites not allowing air to circulate to the over temp sensor. Clean with small screwdriver and vacuum out, then blow out with canned air.

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