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How to clean amish heaters

Need to clean the lint and dust from the back of heater and also the high button does not work

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I was told my Amish heater only needed taken apart and cleaned to make it work nicely again, So is there any instructions that I can look at while I do this so that I don't mess anything up inside the unit ?

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The heater works and the flames are fine but it is getting louder all the time and sounds like rocks in a rock tumbler. How do I fix it?

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SOURCE: How do you change a light in an Amish surge

To do it correctly you'll need to see a drawing or picture. It's not difficult and the bulb may only be loose. They do that sometimes from vibration.

For more information and a downloadable manual do to:

If the link doesn't work when you click on it, simply copy and paste it into your web browser.

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SOURCE: how to change bulb in amish heat surge heater

It's not difficult to change the bulb. But lengthy to explain. If you no longer have your Owners Manual go the link below and click on "Flame does not illuminate properly" More than likely though, the bulb(s) have just come loose.

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SOURCE: Reddy Heater will not stay lit

Thermocouple it going bad had same problem, you Should replace it.

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Sadly, the only thing that is Amish on your heater is the cabinet mantle. The electric fireplace is made in China. Never-the-less, from what you describe, it appears that the heater coil is not receiving power or it has burned out. If it's not receiving power, one of the resistors that controls the power to heater has gone bad (probably melted). The bulbs being burned out does not affect the heater. You must have had this unit for sometime for the bulbs to burn out. Normally these are LED Bulbs that have a tremendously long life. It may be that the bulbs have vibrated loose and need to be re-tighten.

If I recall correctly, these units were sold with a one year warranty and may have had an option of an extended warranty. If yours is still under that one year warranty, you're in business. If you purchased the extended warranty, that's even better.

In any event, contact their customer service dept @ 1-800-924-7964, as they may able to help you even more.

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First and foremost, do NOT work on anything outside of the control panel or drum interior without unplugging the dryer. It almost certainly has a high current, 3-phase power inlet, and you can kill yourself coming into contact with the live power for it. Don't do that!

Most straightforward - look at the vent line. If it's clogged with lint, clean it out, both at the dryer end, and, if possible, for the rest of the line. You'll likely need a flat blade screwdriver to disconnect the vent hose on both the dryer and wall side. Take the vent line outside stretch it out, bang or hand-remove any lint sticking to it. (Stretching will help a lot in getting lint out of squeeze spots in the line.) Wear a dust mask to save yourself a lot of coughing when cleaning stuff.

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Inside, you'll open up the top of the blower unit. You will likely find it's clogged with lint, making the air pull anemic. Clean all the lint out of here. There are temperature sensors / cutouts. You'll need a DIY to locate which is which, and likely a voltmeter to test them. Last up-top possibility. Look inside the heater unit. It'll likely be a flat sheet-metal assembly on the right. If it's a gas unit, I'm out of my experience. If it's an electric unit, the heater coils are inside. They are likely covered in lint and laundry room dust. Use a long bottle brush to brush them off, or blow them off with compressed air. (Dust maskt!) A vacuum cleaner crevice tool can be useful. If they're covered in dust, they don't transfer heat to the air well, and can just overheat when the passing air doesn't carry the heat away.

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