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Tip over switch

The built-in tip over switch cuts in automatically when the unit is tilted 30 degrees. if this was activated while moving, how do we re-set it in order to use the heater now

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  • ceebeegeebee Apr 27, 2009

    i moved my patio heater to my holiday home, and had to lie it almost flat in the car, now it will not light, the gas has definately been cut off, where will i find the safety tip over switch to reset it?



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Might seem like an unusual way to reset a switch but try gently banging the base on a flat object. a tilt switch has to be mounted on a pivot of some sorts. it is probably a mercury switch. take the base apart and see if the pivoting switch is free to move.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

    THOMAS MIERZWA Dec 06, 2007

    There is a product recall on coleman patio heaters. here is a quote from their site and a phone number to reach them.
    The recall includes Coleman Gas Grills with model numbers 5100,
    5300, 5400, 5600, 6000 and 7700, and Coleman Patio Heater with model
    number 5040. The model name and number can be found directly on the
    front of the grills and on the inside cover of the heaters.

    The units were sold at Lowes, Expo Design Centers and various pool
    and patio retailers nationwide. The grills were sold from January 2004
    through July 2005 for between $270 and $1,260. The patio heaters were
    sold from June 2004 through July 2005 for between $500 and $600.

    Consumers should stop using the grills and heaters immediately and
    contact Coleman for a free replacement regulator assembly. Once the
    regulator is replaced, the grill or heater may be used.

    Consumer Contact: Call The Coleman Company, Inc. toll-free at (866) 584-8587 anytime, or log on to the company's Web site at



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