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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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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

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I had to go and bypass the buzzer.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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Re: Presto HeatDish

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

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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