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Hot electrical smell

I purchased 2 of these heaters for my sun room, and they worked very well. I then purchased another to supliment in cold weather. Now, one of the first ones is giving off a smell as if it were overheating or shorting out. There are no hot areas noticable on the heater, but the smell is persistant. I have had them for less than 4 months.
Any suggestions?

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  • sherwoodsing Jan 23, 2008

    I have the "hot electrical smell" problem too. My unit is over one year old and I have no warranty papers.




    Tom Sherwood

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    I HAVE A BURNING PLASTIC SMELL. IT APPEARS TO BE COMING FROM A SQUARE BLACK ELECTRICAL BOX 1" X 1" X .25".

  • Guest1234 Feb 19, 2008

    Fahenheat LFP6152 Halogen Baseboard Heater.

    Hot electrical smell.

    This is a bad "Diod Bridge". The cost is about $9.00. Plus shipping.

    For parts call Fahrenheat at 1-800-654-3545

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    I have these heater for my elderly father who is always cold. It worked great for almost about a yr and then it started the electrical smell. I have the box it came in. What should I do ?

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    YEA, MINE STINKS TOO. THERE IS A SMALL BLOCK WITH 4 CONTACTS INSIDE THE ELECTRICAL BOX. THE UPPER LEFT CONTACT HAS TWO CONNECTIONS AND THIS IS RIGHT WHERE THE BURNING IS COMING FROM. IF YOU FEEL THE SCREW THAT HOLDS THIS INTERNAL COMPONENT WHICH IS FOUND ON THE BACK OF THE UNIT, IT WILL PROBABLY BE VERY HOT AS MINE WAS

    HERE IS A CURRENT PHONE NUMBER FOR QMARK/MARLEY 1-800-642-4328. THEY MFR THIS UNIT.

    THE FURTHER I DIG, THE MORE I AM FEELING THIS IS DEFINITELY A MANUFACTURING DEFECT. A SERIOUS POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.

  • kpivideo Feb 03, 2009

    Purchased this heater in October, worked fine. Am using it in a 15 x 15 sun room. Outside air temp sometimes around zero or below. When it got that cold I supplemented it with an EdenPure (great heater). The other day I went out to the room and the room temp was 85 degrees with a very hot electrical smell. I have traced the smell to the baseboard heater. I shut both heaters off and turned only one on at a time and confirmed the smell comes from the baseboard heater. Both heaters are on separate circuits. The smell has now been consistent every time I turn on the heater. At this point I am not using it anymore until I contact the manufacturer. I am also concerned that continued use of heater could be a fire hazard.



    mkrueger@kpivideo.com

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I Called 1800 452 4179 and that helped. The Manufacturer for this unit is Marley.

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Before you open the the unit check first the warranty period /if open the unit the warranty will be cancelled .
The heat sensor not working in automatic / the heat exceed the limit by the heating machine the insulation keep smelling .
The small contactor might stuck due to spark and then stick together , /need to replace contactor .

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