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Presto HeatDish My heater will not heat at all and does not buzz when layed down. I have only had the heater for 1 month. The foot light comes on but nothing else seems to work. Help!!

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  • Teddyb Nov 06, 2007

    It is infrared

  • jojet Nov 12, 2007

    have the same problem.. it's a coil element type of dish. the footlight is on and i check the voltage going to the element and it reads 120 v. i check the thermostat, it work ok. we haven't used it for more than a year and it's in its box down in the basement. any idea?

  • HappyScrappy Dec 04, 2007

    Mine is doing the same thing!! Frustrating. Only had it for a couple of weeks. ?????

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    My Presto HeatDish died. Buzzer doesn't buzz, heat doesn't come out. It worked a few months ago. I've had it for a year and a half.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    same here! i really liked the heat dish, but it is still fairly new. definately should not have quit working already. like everyone else has stated, my light is on, but no heat, no buzzer!

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    Yep, add one more to the list. Bought it at Costco 7 months ago. Never overused it, and It was working fine until yesterday when the light was on, but no heat, no buzzer, no matter what.

    Someone had suggested just bringing it back to Costco, but alas, no bill to be found anywhere. I wonder if they will still help me.

    Aside from that, I'd like to fix it myself if possible. We don't need more garbage out there.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    Shame, mine is only a few months old. I can't find the bill, so I doubt I'll get service from Costco either. Tossing it is not my first choice since the world doesn't need more garbage.

    How exactly do you bypass the buzzer. I've tried fixing these types of things before, and found that removing the wrong part can mean never getting it back together.

    How about a stp-by-step for us less handy folks.


    PS, never buying another Presto product again.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I've had my Presto Heat Dish with footlight for about a year and it quit working yesterday.  If there is a fuse or something I could replace I would love to know about it.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    Well I've had the dish for about a year, and I'm very upset that right now when the weather is freezing... the dish goes out, saaame symptoms footlight on heat lever does not click and no buzzer... =(

    COSTCO... whats up dudes!!!



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There is a tip over switch (hooked up to buzzer) a over temp switch for faults and the adjustable temp knob. The temp knob has a internal heater to switch the heat unit on and off at low med or high setting. The bulb is on when pluged in. So if you have a light and no heat it is a broken temp switch (most common) over temp. If it buzzes on and off the tip swich is bad (buzzes only when heat is on). Dumb design that means the buzz is the safety device. There is really only one setting full heat but the switch cycles on and off to make a med or low setting.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008


I had to go and bypass the buzzer.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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Buzz? is this heater an infrared or are the heat coils exposed?

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

    THOMAS MIERZWA Nov 15, 2007

    check for a break in the nichrome wire that makes up the element.


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