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Heater won't stay on

When i turn heater on it runs for just a few minutes & then shuts off.

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  • mattie405 Dec 07, 2008

    Bought this unit about 3-4 years ago and used it twice back then. Took it out tonight and it won't turn on. It lights up for about one second then goes out. Read then online manual but no help there. Why does your furnace always go out on the coldest night and on a weekend to boot. Though this heater would carry me thru until Monday but guess I'll be chilly until the furnace guy can come.



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This product does indeed have a problem with the safety switch, that is only supposed to kick in when the unit is turned over. I had a total of 3 units sent to me from Kaz. Each time the unit would work for a short time, then slowly begin to turn off and on. I finally decided to take the unit apart and look for any obvious problems. There is a weighted swivel that will raise a contact point to turn the unit off in an emergency. The contact points would spark off and on, depositing a black carbon on them until they would no longer allow power to pass through. I cleaned the contacts with a fine finger nail file and bent one of the contact arms inward to make better tension between the contacts. This allowed the unit to stay on for longer periods of time. But even with the thermo-stat turned all the way up, the unit does not stay on long enough to heat the room. In effect, what happens is the contacts will continue to ark, putting black deposits on the contacts until you're back to square one. Apparently the unit also has a thermo-stat related problem. I'm sending the unit back again (they only made me send the power cord last time), but will insist on a different model this time. Good Luck

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I am assuming you have made sure its not the thermostat, it sounds like a safety device is shutting the unit down. You didn't give any specific info, but if it is a safety cutting it off you need to determine if it faulty or just doing its job.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007


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SOURCE: Heater will not stay light

90% of the time, this problem is caused by either a clogged gas orifice on the pilot light's gas line, or by dust/debris in the pilot air intake, as stated by tradesman1. Start by blowing compressed air through the pilot air intake, both directions. If that doesn't solve the problem, remove the pilot assembly, then the pilot orifice, and blow compressed air backwards through the small orifice. The bottom line is that anything that causes the pilot flame to reduce in size will trigger the oxygen depletion system and that will result in the unit shutting itself off. This is a safety measure. Other possible causes: insufficient gas pressure to the unit, high altitude, defective thermocouple.

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SOURCE: oil filled heater wont stay on

I was having the same problem and did a search to find this link. This morning when I turned it on, I backed the temperature down to 66 when it first came on (defaults to 70) and it appears to be working now (it's been on for over 10 minutes)

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SOURCE: paloma tankless water heater won't stay on during operation.

I have a Paloma model RUTG-74PVP, I had the same problem after less than a year. The unit would operate for about 90 seconds and then shut off with an error code of C13. Paloma kept trying to blame it on "lack of combustable oxygen" ,, my unit is in the attic, so we added more soffit vents and an electric attic fan. We still had the problem and Paloma blamed it on the lack of a condensation trap (so I added one), & then on the 1" dedicated LP Gas line (so I had the propane guy come run a water column test). Finally, 4 months later , Paloma had a service man come down (100 miles away) to see what was wrong (He told them to replace it. They paid for the unit and labor. It ran perfect for about 9 months and then started doing it again. So I called the same representative and asked if they were gonna replace this one too? He said nope, it's no longer under warranty. But he did tell me how to fix it this time. It required taking the the whole unit apart and cleaning a ceramic piece in the very back of the heater. It was hard to get to, and it took about 2 hours of disassembling and reassembling. The good news is Paloma will walk you thru it on the phone and once it's was done, my system worked properly again. The bad news is,, it only lasted for about 9 months. So now I need to do it again. I'm hoping that someone will read this and tell me that there is a filter (like a gas filter) that I can install that is easier to get to.

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