When the heater is initially turned on everything works okay. Then after a few minutes, I hear a click, see a bright flash on the underside of the heater, and the heat no longer comes on (even though the blower, etc. is still working). The heat never comes back on unless I turn the heater off for several minutes.
Sounds like the high limit switch on the heater is kicking off. The flash is the switch shutting off the heating element. The only way to reset it is to turn unit off for about 5 minutes. Possible problems are: 1.) Bad thermostat 2.) blower motor not turning fast enough which means motor is bad.
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Turn it off at the black toggle switch inside the front panel or turn it off at the breaker for 2-3 minutes Then try again. Check that flow is good, gas is on ect... Is it saying lockout on the display? If not then as you fire it up after cutting power keep the panel off and watch the ignition control red diagnostic light. The blinking sequence of that light should point you in the right direction. There is typically a label that will tell you what the blinks mean. Minimax nt heaters are on borrowed time, and in most my Delong with them once they start having an issue it will never end , basically they are lemons and replacements for them is very common
When resetting anything electronic, leave switched off for about 15 mins. The electronic boards store the memory of any failure or problem and switching off for only a few seconds or minutes will not reset the board. Turn off at the mains supply not the wall control.
Before u do everything this idiot says , on your heat control dash press (off) and (floor) at the same time, within two seconds after that press the (automatic) button, your dash will begin to click and where it usually tells you the outside temp a fault code will begin flashing, let the dash click for about 60 seconds then turn the car off, when you turn the cat back on, blast the heat full blast on the highest temp and within minutes ull have heat again! Note, make sure ur engine temperature is warm before you do all that.
If your refrigerator is a few years old it may have an electromechanical timer to control the defrost cycle. With age and/or lots of dust the timer motor can wear out or the switch contacts can get stuck. Behind the grill below the door there should be a small black box with several wires coming out of it. On the front of the box there is a small (dime sized) round disk with a slot in it. This is the defrost timer, a 24-hour clock mechanism which switches the cooling unit off and the defrost heaterson for 15 or 20 minutes every 24 hours (approximately). Insert a small insulated screwdriver into the slot and turn it slowly clockwise until you hear a click. The compressor and fan(s) should turn on (if they aren't running already) and the defrost heaters should turn off. If you continue turning the timer disk you should hear another click and the compressor & fans will shut off and the heaters turn on. Stop turning the disk at this point. Wait a couple of minutes and then turn the disk a few degrees farther (5 degrees represents about 20 minutes). You should hear a click and the compressor starting up again. If there is no change and the heaters still seem to be on, then you may need to replace the timer (it should unplug from the wiring harness). A Home Appliance Parts store should be able to provide you with a compatible replacement timer.
You have a faulty defrost cycle. Can be either the defrost timer, heater or the termination thermostat.(termination states rarely fail) Most likely it is either the heater or timer. If you pull off your toe kick plate you should be able to locate the timer. On the side of the timer, should be a shaft which can be turned one direction only. turn slowly until you hear a slight click. Wait a few minutes for heater to warm up. If after about 5 minutes you do not hear hissing or ice crackle, you may have a bad heater. If you had to manually initiate a defrost, then your timer is probably bad. Unplug the refrigerator to prevent risk of shock or shorting out electrical. Then look for two 1/4" screws which hold timer in place. Remove timer from mount but do not unplug timer Molex connector yet. Lay timer on side so you can view timer window. (oposite side of shaft knob.) Plug refrigerator back in and you should see timer running thru clear part of timer. If not running, your timer is definitely failed.