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Ticking sound I have this for a year used last winter also 3 months, pulled it out ocer the weekend and turned it on and once warmed up it began to start to make a ticking or clicking sound from the bottom of the unit...

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Its natural...its just the sound of the oil warming up inside,it pops for a few minutes

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I installed a Heat-n-Glo 6000GLX with wall mount control 4 years ago. Has been trouble free till this year. Actually problem may have started last year where the flame would light then flame out in 3-5...

sounds like your control module is defective, put you hand on the control unit and see if you can feel the noise.

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Dec 20, 2010 | Heaters


Kerosene Space Heater Tip

I have repaired many kerosene space heaters in the past. The number one problem that I see is everyone expects the heater to just come on every winter when they plug it up. But usually it does not. It's been sitting in storage collecting dust. And then you hear them say "It worked fine last year". If everyone would just do this at the end of each winter and you are ready to store your heater, (Drain the fuel & clean your tank out). Check your filters and replace if needed. It is that simple. When you need it, do not put the same fuel that you have in a can or barrel (from last year) in the heater. Discard the old fuel properly & just purchase some fresh fuel and start off fresh. If you use the old fuel that was left in the heater or can/barrel, you are just looking for trouble. If you fire the heater off with the old fuel, you are just filling the heater with problems. Water is the problem. The fuel tanks/cans, ect. sweat during the hot months and it all settles in the bottom. Inspect your fuel before using it. Look for water/trash that has settled in the bottom. Discard as needed. You will be nice and warm instead of having heater problems when your freezing & needing heat. Just remember "start off fresh".

on Dec 04, 2010 | Heaters


Becoming more efficient with your heating and cooling

Here are some ways to become more efficient with your heating and cooling. Obviously you do not have to do them in order but try to complete as many as you can! = )
· Buy a laser thermometer! You can use this to detect air leaks (or at least areas with “minor” temperature differences) so you know where to put seals
· Keep blinds shut on hot days and open on cold days----helps reduce temperature extremities
· If the temperature is can be negated by using a t-shirt or a jacket, use that clothing! You will save temperature control costs and still be able to keep warm or cool
· Do not use those old lightbulbs on hot days---they make extra heat increasing cooling bills (but you can use them on cold days to help warm your house)
· Utilize energy star products to increase efficiency comfortably
· Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
· If you are on vacation, turn of that air conditioning/heating! No one will be in the house if everyone is away and it shouldn’t be too uncomfortable to wait like one hour for the house to cool/heat
· Don’t turn your thermostat up/down just to heat/cool faster---all temperature control changes the house temp at the same rate and if you forget to turn it off, you just wasted some energy there!
· Don’t block heating/cooling vents so that your rooms can be controlled quickly and so that your air actually gets controlled, not your furniture
· Check up your air conditioning and heating systems regularly (not once a month but maybe once every year) so that the systems stay running the best they can

on Dec 07, 2009 | Heaters

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Starting this afternoon: Thermastat was set (Manual) to turn on at 68, display window showed 63 but the furnace was not running. I manually set the turn on temp below 63, then up to 67 and the systrm...

Definitely a thermostat.It has 2 sections.One is a temperature reference section(what temp you want).The other is the temp reading section.If either one is bad,it will do just like you said.Sounds like the reference section is probably bad because it comes on for a couple minutes then shuts down.Since it was fine earlier in the day,I doubt there is anything wrong with the furnace because as you can see,it is temperature related.A furnace problem would be more of no operation at all,even if just dirty or whatever.The thermostat also would be a more common 'fail component' than the board.A suggestion also,both for a car and a house.During the summer,run the heat for 2-3 minutes,just to cycle it occasionally.In winter,run the A/C for 2-3 minutes.Do both perhaps once or twice a month.It helps keep the components,somewhat fresh I guess you would say,because cycling it occasionally helps to keep it going good.Also,if you encounter a problem,you may be able to get it fixed before you really need it.In the meantime,feel free to come on down to FL until it's fixed,we have room,lol.Although it's chilly now,the weekend will be 70's.(sorry)Good luck,Greg

Dec 08, 2010 | Coleman Heaters

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Remote doesn't work

well depending on brand and make there could be lots of resons for this first remote stuffed get new, or it's batteries are low and need replacing as remote signal will get weaker as batteries die, could have lost signal to rewciever box if has one like some gas heaters have wich they have a learn button on reciever box you push this button you need something thin as it is in a thin little hole to get to these buttons once pushed and reciver made some beeping sounds which sometimes when you let go of button after 5 sec's then press the on or mode button on remote it will beep again meaning signal is recieved or the reciever box has flat batteries in it which need changing then usually sometimes once batteries changed you need to learn in anyway if memroy gone from being flat to long, most remotes have their own manual or are in heater manual so if you have read up first to know what your looking at you shouldn't need a mechanic for this but if you unsure then i would contact one to fix most of the time it would probably be easier to contact mechanic i know this may coast you but whats a couple of hundred to be warm through winter also if it's not a portable heater and you can find a service agent get it serviced and mention control they will take care of ti for you and your heater will be more efficient for you through winter it is important to have heaters service i recomend once a year if you want it to work the same every year as it doesn't take long for them to start loosing efficiency usually only a couple months of running will start to clog up and if thier is a fan on heater its important to have them cleaned regulary for air movement i've seen a fan start to block up after a month it's basically like you vacuum sucking up dirt, dust and lint constantly while its running and is always alot worse if you have indoor furry pets

Nov 19, 2010 | Heaters

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Can't seem to ignite pilot on a 30 year old vulcan heater. Same problem every year as winter is approaching :) Usually works fine once pilot is on though.

It's probably just a dirty pilot orifice (or a spider web), if it's been off since last winter. Try using a can of compressed air with attached straw (like you use to clean computer keyboards) and blow out the dust from the pilot orifice in the pilot assembly, which is where you light it. That should do the trick. Good luck! Douglas

Jun 07, 2010 | Heaters

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I have a rinnai heater 1004F. Since I began using it last month my electric usage is up llKWH per day. I have it set for 60 degrees as I'm using it to take some of the load off my infloor heating system....

The question is, what was you Kw usage same time last year and is the weather warmer or colder than last year? Put an Amp meter on the black wire going to the control board and start the heater. Then check the rating plate on the side of the unit to see if it is within rating.

Mar 08, 2010 | Rinnai RHFE-1004FA 38,400 BTU Energy Saver...

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Big Buddy heater shuts down after a short time while on Hi. There is plenty of ventilation. It will do this even if sitting on the picnic table in the yard. Any suggestions? Have used single, double and...

Well, this happened to my son during the winter of 09 with my Buddy Heater, my heater sat around for months on my shelf hopefully ready to use, and the heater was not used in excess as it was. My son about froze off his body parts trying to camp last year, turns out a recomendation on a web site to use a Qtip Swab dipped in rubbing alcohol swabing inside the pilot orfice tube did the trick. Seems the sensor in the pilot tube area collects dust or some webs and this affects the sensor. I thought it was lack of oxygen when he called me with trouble but he already provided plenty of air for cumbustion saftey, but still the heater would run for short time then make a click/dink sound from unit and shut down. Anyway, tried it when he got back with it and sure enough, click/dink sound in a short time and off the heater went. After discovering this suggestion online it was the right answer because it has worked perfectly ever since, in fact heater was just used recently the weekend of March 20th-21rst 2010 up north here in Michigan. When they sit like mine did the pilot orfice tube collects dust that affects the low Ox sensor. By the way, before he took it recently I simply took canned air as a precaution and blew it out, at the very least this is going to be my standard maintance procedure with it EVERY TIME before it's off to a camping trip.

Jan 31, 2010 | Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater

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Lakewood 5500 Oil Filled Electric Radiator Heater

same problem. good for one winter. stop working the next though the light is on...

Oct 30, 2007 | Lakewood (5500) Oil Filled Radiator Heater

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