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Smell Hi, We recently installed Fahrenheat model #F2546NWC in our den to supplement our central furnace because the room is on a slab.  It replaced another baseboard heater that made too much noise.  This new heater is quiet, but there's a smell emitting from it that's not going away.  It's a strange heat smell, and we can't stay in the room too long because the smell gets to us.   Is this typical?  Will it go away?  Is it defective?

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  • armandoara Dec 21, 2007

    Hi there,

    we have the same problem. I read in the instruction booklet that the smell should go away after an initial blast on full power for several hours. I did this but the smell has not gone away. with persistent coughs and ill health, we are starting to wonder if the smell is the cause?!

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    My Fahernheat baseboard heater is a 110 model with no noicable numbers on it. I took it back to home depot however i did not have my receipt and they told me I needed to contact the manufacturer to address the problem. The unit began smoking and smelling like buring wires and when we moved it to another location to obseve it better it stared on fire.



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The heat may be affecting the unit's paint. normally the oil used in manufacturing burns off the first time the unit is used. maybe the proximity of the element to the case is too close.

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