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Heater fires and runs for about 3 min then shuts off

After it sits for a few minutes I can restart but then it runs for about a minute or two and shuts off again. Service light comes on.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Heater fires and runs for about 1 1/2 minutes then shuts down with Service Heater Light coming on.

  • elaine914 May 18, 2009

    I have been told that I need to replace the blower AGAIN.  Third time in about 4 years.    Cost of part alone is $800.    We have the entire heater moved into the house over the winter because service guy told us that it corrodes over the winter from sitting outside.   The cost of removing and reinstalling and buying $800 parts almost every year plus installation is ridiculous.   They deliberately do not make just the motor which is the problem. They make you buy the entire fan assembly.

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    t_lonigro Jan 08, 2013

    if I had to do it all over again, i would not buy a sta-rite...always COSTLY problems

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    red service light comes on and shuts heater off at 83 degrees


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Replace the thermistor. The cost is around $44.00

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