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Oil filled heater dose not get as hot as it used to.

We just got a this heater a little less than a month ago and we loved it. It heated the room in a fair amount of time and was WARM without having fans blast dry air at us. Now, it still lights up and it still makes heat, but it does not get nearly as hot as it used to. We bought it on Amazon but the heater we have doesn't look like any of the pictures online. So maybe we got scammed. But maybe someone could tell me if they know of how we could fix an oil filled heater generally, if it still seems to work, just not as well.

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Oil Filled Radiator Heater Leaking


<p>A very common and increasing popular source of <b>supplemental heat</b> in the last few years has been the <b>oil filled electric radiator. </b> <br /> <p>These <b>radiator heaters</b> are filled with an oil that circulates through the fins of the heater and is heated by <b>electric heating elements</b>. The result is a steady even type of heat that has a lower surface temperature then many <b>space heaters</b>, making them a great way to get <b>supplement heating</b> into a room when you have pets, small children or combustibles near by.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>One of the big questions that comes up with these <b>oil filled heaters</b> is what to do if they start to leak. The answer is that if the<b> oil heater</b> starts to leak then it is no good anymore and needs to be disposed of. These<b> heaters are filled with oil</b> at the factory and then are sealed tightly. Because of this there is no need to ever <b>refill the heater with oil</b> again. The heaters are sealed with the proper oil inside for the <b>best heating efficiency. </b> <br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>So what this means is that if you have one of these <b>oil filled radiator heaters, </b>you will never have any <b>maintenance</b> or worries about <b>adding oil to the heater</b>. But if there ever is a leak then the heater is also no good and will need to be throw out and replaced. Very few of these <b>oil filled heat units</b> ever leak, but as is always the case there are always some that do.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>A word of caution about heating efficiency. Always remember that when <b>heating with electricity</b>, the <b>laws of physics</b> always apply. <b>For every 1 KW of electric you will only ever get 3415 BTU's of heat.</b><br /> <p>There is no way to get any more or any less than that, so if anyone tries to tell you that their electric heater is more efficient then the next one they are not telling the truth.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p><br /> <br />

on Jan 12, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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The heater shorted out, sparks, electrical smoke. Is it salvagable or should I replace?


Yes you could say it has died 18 years has been very good time to look for new . I don't think you will get parts for it now .

Feb 23, 2012 | Lakewood Oil-Filled Electric Radiator...

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How do you use the dial and what is it for


This heater has both a dial and a wattage selector. The dial is a thermostat, so it will turn the heater on and off as the temperature gets warmer and colder. Just like the thermostat on the wall in a house. The wattage selector switches let you pick how much heat goes in when the thermostat (the dial) tells the heater to turn on.
If you set the wattage at a higher level, the heater will use more power at once, but will turn on and off fewer times to keep the temperature determined by the dial setting.
If you set the wattage to a lower level, the heater will use less power at once, but will turn on more often and still use about the same amount of electricity.
So the dial really lets you pick how warm you want it to be in the room, and the wattage switches let you pick how often it turns on and gets hot. So this dial really determines how hot your room will be.

Feb 11, 2011 | DeLonghi EW0507 Oil Filled Radiator Heater

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Heater dose not heat you cant hear the oil heting up anymore what is wrong


Heaters have several safety devices--
Perhaps one of them has opened:

If the heater is not heating (as evidenced by not hearing the sound any more..)
Can you look deeper into those devices-- such as:

1.) A tilt control (If the unit tips over-- it opens the circuit..)

2.) Overheating temperature limit (Sometimes a little fuse-looking device, that is also a temperature limit-- Can you remove it, and check it for continuity?)

3.) Some devices have a temperature reset button-- does this one?

4.) Can you hear the thermostat slick-- going up past room temperature, and click again, when you go down below room temperature?

When you look deeper, let us ow what clues you are finding, and maybe we can help further.

Mack B

Jan 10, 2011 | Lakewood Oil-Filled Electric Radiator...

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Turned on new heater last night, according to instructions. It was on high all night and never got above 56 degrees.


We need a little more information:

When you say 'never got about 56 degrees'--
are you saying the heater never got about 56 degrees?-
or the room it was in, did not get above 56 degrees?

Can you hold your hand on the heater?-- is it hot, or is only lukewarm?

Are the indicator lights on the heater indicating that you have power, and the heater is working? (Or trying to heat the room, at least?)

What other sources of heat do you have for the room-- and how cold is it outside?

Tell us more--

Mack B

Jan 10, 2011 | Honeywell HZ-709 Oil Filled Radiator...

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Most efficient use of Lakewood oil-filled heater? First month's energy bill was extreme! I was told it was more efficient to run it constantly.


Hi,
These electric heaters and efficiency do not go together at all!!
They are in no way efficient at all!!
Sure they are 100% efficient using the electric provided to them, but hwat is the cost of that electric compared to say gas or fuel oil?
The onlt way they can save you any money is if you live in one small room, heat that and not the rest of the house.
And no it is not more efficient to run it constantly...
If your not using the room you are heating with it turn it off.
Sorry if I seem to be ranting, but as a heating contractor I have seen these sold as "energy savers" many times and it is just a sales pitch and nothing more.
Absolutely NO truth to it whatsoever and they know it.

I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

Thanks for using Fixya!!

Heatman101

Dec 05, 2009 | Lakewood Oil-Filled Electric Radiator...

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Efficency with Oil Column heating


because it operates on room air temperature, if this is the only means of heat to this room, leaving it on would be more economical thus keeping the rise in air temp time less=less time it works hard to match what you desire. but if not only source of heat no. time to heat room would be almost the same thus you would save what you used during the day due to fluctuations in room temps between time your furnace would kick on and off.

Jun 08, 2008 | DeLonghi 6507L Oil Filled Radiator Heater

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Delonghi "The Incredible Heat Machine"


blows the house fuse after being on a few minutes

Feb 13, 2008 | DeLonghi EW0507 Oil Filled Radiator Heater

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Not enought heat


I have the same heater and it works great in my bedroom (with a door). the room is about 12 x 14. For my living room and dining area I use 2 or 3 oscillating, ceramic, fan forced heaters spaced out.

As you say, logically...since heat rises, the heat comes off the top. Only 3 things that I can think of would make that heater not work: First, a factory defect (it doesn't heat period). Second, if you have it a room that is too large for that size heater. Third, if the room has no doors (such as a living room).

If you have a draft it can work to your advantage. By placing the heater in line with the draft it will actually accelerate the heat exchange process and distribute the heat faster for you.

Dec 11, 2007 | Heating & Cooling

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