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Mine is a 175000BTU, It quit working. I paid for

Mine is a 175000BTU, model ES175, It quit working. I paid for a repair, lasted a few weeks, was told I need a new expensive thing. I discovered accidently that by tapping around, like Paw Kettle, by hitting the red ignition wire it lites up and shuts down when it is turned off, will not re start unless I hit the wire again, using the wood end of a screwdriver gently, I have removed the wire and kind of cleaned it and it still does not come on when turned on but works when hit, jiggled....thank you maurie thomas

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  • produce_man1 Jul 13, 2009

    Thank you, I will try this and get back to you, it makes sense to me.
    A word about the help web site, they did not send me a password and I could not get in last night, this am I retried and got a password...[removed by staff]

  • produce_man1 Jul 14, 2009

    Hi, I was able to go to a Leslies Pool SupplyStore today, they knew absolutely nothing. I was able to look at their parts catalogs and was not able to identify heaters by model numbers but I did find two different part numbers for the only word ceramic.

    R0099300 Horizon 47 295 1728 Optimusparts

    R0011600 Horizon 47 295 1430 Optimusparts

    I do not know what the part looks like that I need to change, perhaps I can get a picture on the web...maurie



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The heater has a pilotless ignitor. It lights up a glow bar and then gas flows to ignite off the glow bar.
When you're tapping with your screwdriver you may be creating a temporary connection on the ceramic element of the glow bar.
I would suggest replacing the ceramic element. Remember after it gets hot over and over they get brittle and can break if tapped or banged after they've been used ...

Good luck on this hope this solves your problem.

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    KEN LaPOINT Jul 13, 2009

    I had a bit of trouble with my password when I's very picky about your name and password and is case sensitive...

    Please let me know how it goes with your heater. I'd pull the old one out and give it a critical eye for hot spots and cracks...

    KEN LaPOINT Jul 14, 2009

    I found a page with an exploded view of the heater..they call the assembly "Laars/ Jandy XE EG Pilot Burner/Gen. / Tubing
    Assembly, Natural" and its about 80 dollars for the assembly.
    Before you replce this, can you tell me where the red wire was located? By the burners? or ?

    KEN LaPOINT Jul 14, 2009

    I've posted a copy of your owner's manual for the heater...
    There is an exploded view of the parts and they call the part I was refering to as the IGNITOR. I apologize if I misled you with "ceramic". Hope this manual and the diagram helps you out.

    Click here to download



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