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Holmes hrh314 I have a small hrh314 that repeatedly cycles on and off.  Is this normal behavior when the room is cold?  Thermostat is on highest setting.

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    Yeah, I have the same problem. It is a defect common to this heater from what I know. I work in a hardware store that carries this heater and had to send two of mine back as defective. We have had a few returned as well.

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The thermostat is doing what it is supposed to. it is reading the air around the heater and turns on - off the element. it's when it doesn't turn on the element is when to worry.

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