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Pelonis HC-461 Ceramic Heater works, but then stops putting out

Everything seems to be fine with the heater: it runs fine for a few seconds, but then it stops. The safety interlock seems to be malfunctioning. Since the heater is trash anyway, I just want to know how to identify the anti-tilt switch and the overheat switch. If it is one of those, I could defeat each and see if that solves the problem.

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    The heater runs for a period of time then quits like it is over heated. After a short peroid of time it can be restarted, but then it runs for a period of time and shuts off again.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    This is exactly what's "wrong" with my Pelonis V, (hc-461) disc furnace. It turns on fine, the fan comes up to speed, green light on, heat great, then, the fan begins to slow, a small click is heard, the red light comes on, the heat is shut off, and the fan runs at slow, blowing only cold air.

    Anyone know a fix... other than sending it to Pelonis, which I read, is a nightmare?



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SOURCE: caution light comes on,rarely used heater. any thoughts?

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Went directly to the supplier

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SOURCE: Pelonis heater does not heat

Hi, Have you checked to make sure that there is power at the outlet you are plugged into? I have looked up some information on this heater and it is in the top 5 oil filled heaters. I do know this, they are maintainence free. They are sealed and no place to fill will oil as the oil is heated to a certain temperature and not enough to burn the oil, so they never have to be filled. Anyway, check for power, and if you have power, check the cord over for any damage. If you can't find anything, you have a internal problem with the control on this heater. This is something you may want to take in to a appliance repair store and have checked out. There is no fuse to replace, so I would say a problem in the circuitry. There is not much for me to walk you through other then what I have mentioned, that it is getting power and cord is good. Please keep me posted.

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SOURCE: Can you get replacement discs for pelonis ceramic

I have spent the last 1 1/2 hours going thru several of my catalouges and called a couple of my old suppliers and I can find no source repacement disc. Sorry I could not help you this time.Thank you.

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