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Soleus Air Heater not working

The Micathermic heater is not working properly. When I turn it on, it flashes a "1" in the temperature screen, and the "Timer" and "High" buttons are flashing. Eventually the flashing stops, "1" stays in the temp setting. About 15-20 minutes later, it flashes the temperature but does not function.

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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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the control module is the problem it allows the heater to come on then turns off power to the gas valve.if you are not getting enough water flow the high limit is turning the heater off then your problem is flow.

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Hit the up and down again and do away with the Function Lock.

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SOURCE: Patton PRH11 Buzzer Sounds on HIGH after 2 minutes

There is a round sensor under the heating elements which sets off the alarm when it thinks it is overheating on the PRH11. Unfortunately, a dirty sensor will fool it into reacting like it is overheated. I cleaned the sensor which was dark and revealed it to be a lighter goldish maybe brass in its original color. If your sensor is dark, it will continue to trip the alarm for overheating and will need to be replaced. If you were lucky like I was and can clean it, the problem should be resolved and it will operate like normal until it gets dirty again. This procedure lasted for 3 days and I had to clean it again. I believe I left the dirt on too long and now my sensor has tarnished plus I live in a rural area with significant dust requiring this recleaning every few days. I only used a damp paper towel with water to clean. Cleaning may work better with alcohol or a tarnish removal solution.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Honeywell RTH2310 thermostat temp variance

Hi,
Yes you can change that by change the number of cycles per hour that your t-stat looks from for youe furnace. Lower the cycles per hour number and it will increase the range.

You can see how to do it here

http://dl.owneriq.net/3/39359643-dfda-451d-bb81-828eecddd9fc.pdf

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

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Heatman101

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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Check all fluid levels and adjust as needed, before operating vehicle for extended periods at idle.
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