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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi Spybotics. I have the same problem and I traced mine down to a burned out over-heat fuse link. Check out my recent post. My guess is that you are having the same problem as me. It's not hard to tell - just take off the rear panel and test the link (looks like a small resistor in line with the element) with an ohm meter. Open circuit means burned out fuse link. DO NOT bypass the link, as an extreme fire hazard will exist without it.
Posted on Apr 22, 2007
you can still use this heater, but continue to monitor its operation. If it gets hot enough to start smoking again, discontinue use and purchase a new one. Your safety means EVERYTHING!!!!!!
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
SOURCE: Lakewood Model 792/A My heater
Separate the case and trace out the wiring you are looking for an over heat limit switch. These are usually at the top of the case. You should also go over the element with a volt ohm meter make sure it is good, once you locate the thermal overload check it with the volt ohm meter it should read closed or dead short. If it reads open here is your culprit. It has been my observation that replacement parts can generally cost as much as replacing the entire heater. These I can pick up all day long for $19.00 at Home Depot the call them milk house heaters. Good luck with the repair.
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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