Question about Heating & Cooling
I purchased two oil filled heaters a few years ago. Unfortunately, one of those heaters stopped working properly in that it does not get as hot as it used to. What should I do?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here is your problem and yes it can be fixed.
More than likely your thermal cutoff tripped because your heater got too hot.
1. Unplug unit.
2. remove front support feet and screw underneath face plate will slide off.
3. You will see the heating element, a white wire is coming out of it. There is a white sleeve on the wire tucked up into the element. Pull the wire out and slide sleeve off to expose the thermal switch labeled (S.W.C. sw-120t ect.) You can google it to learn more about the cutoff. If you know how you can test the cutoff with a ammeter or voltmeter, If you don't google how to test electrical systems. Remember "first do no harm"
a. If you can replace the cutoff do so (this is the recommended way)
b. If you don't want to replace it cut the cutoff out and solder the wires back together. (be warned that this will bypass the safety system) If you do this be careful to not leave your radiator unattended.
5. After soldering the wire, taping it will electrical tape. Replace face plate from step 1 and 2 and your heater will work.
P.s. If your heater is still under warranty just contact lakewood.
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
Now that's a FIRE!
As for posts surrounding the wire getting HOT and setting off the light on the heater.... Here's what I read in trouble shooting. Check to ensure that the connection to the socket is not loose.....
Yesterday, my unit had burnt the wall socket and heater plug. I hadn't had the wire (overheating) problem prior to this. Then my wife and I realized that the WALL SOCKET was not a "Tight Fit" with the heater plug. So It lead me to believe it was Arching which caused the socket to melt. Other sockets in my house are fine, nice and snug. So I'm replacing the socket today, along with the cord and let you know what happens. I just had no idea that a less than snug socket would possibly burn down my house.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
My EW6708K stopped working after a power outage (was not on at the time, just plugged in). I couldn't find any info online. So I used my last option: I took it apart. Two screws on the bottom opens the unit's electronics. Two more screws inside to get tol the circuit board. I was looking for a reset button. There was a tiny white “thing” on the circuit board. I pressed it and reassembled the unit. That did the trick! Simple. Just be neat and put everything back the way it was.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
I have an original Kenwood instruction Manual for the Model
EW6708EK oil filled electronic heater (eng. and spanish)
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
SOURCE: how do you set heater to work?
That is the manual you need. Hope it helps. If you need anything else, let me know.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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some of these types of heaters have a hole with a plug, that allow you to add oil, but few of these are in use today. so this being said it is most likely the heating element is failing to fully heat up the oil. parts may be found, if researched in detail on the net
also be known that the electrical componets are most likely to fail befor the oil evaporates. so look at all overheating controls and so on.
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