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Powers on, no heat

My heater powers on normally (the lamp in the same outlet even flickers slightly), but no heat. All the indicators in the display appear normal. Sometimes, you can feel the slightest bit of warmth, but that's it. It's only 2 years old--it worked OK for a few weeks this year--then nothing.

Yes--it's plugged in
Yes--it's clean
Yes--it's upright

HELP!! It's getting cold!!

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  • Keith Methot
    Keith Methot Dec 30, 2007

    Same deal... I do have a fluke meter...

  • oledog Feb 22, 2008

    The power is on, the thermostat works, timers, and it looks like it works but doesn' t produce any heat. Hoping there is a reset switch but couldn't find one.

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    Unit powers up, all functions appear to work properly, but the unit produces no heat at all.  Worked last winter just fine . . . 

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    The Honeywell HZ519 is a piece of junk. I have two, and both have failed. One one, nothing powers up (no lights, no power on, etc.). On the other, it indicates that it is on, but no heat is produced. Honeywell is making junk.

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I have this model heater and it quit working as well. I took it apart to find that the plastic bosses that the safety switch mounts/screws to melted and the switch fell into the bottom of the heater rendering the heater useless.
FYI, The safety switch removes power from the heater when the heater is laying on it's front or back incase it gets knocked over while it is on.
This is a serious defect. These heaters should be recalled.

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I can help you only if you have a volt/ohm meter. let me know.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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    Rob Luna Dec 30, 2007

    Get the fluke meter and set it to AC volts. I am assuming this is 110v, and you plug it into the wall, and you checked the plug already. Put one lead from the meter to the on/off switch and the other to a good ground terminal. You should have power on both sides of the switch when its on. Next go to the thermostat and do the same thing. If the thermostat or switch does not give a reading, unplug the power, by-pass the thermostat by connecting the wires to each other, return the power on and see what happens. If it heats up, its new thermostat or switch time. If not, then unplug again, set the meter to ohms. Touch the leads together to check it, different meters have different settings but try to find the one that makes a sound when they are touched together. Find the heating element, remove the wires, touch each lead to each of the ends. if the meter is reading open, then its the element. There also is a thermal safety disc, do the same thing as element. While checking these things, look for burnt wires everywhere. I hope I explained this good enough for you to understand.

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