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SMELLY HEATER FOUL ODOR WHEN HEATER IS OPERATING. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO TWO DIFFERENT HEATERS. I HAVE TAKEN APART, AND CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING.

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  • ppsheater Mar 18, 2008

    Thanks for your suggestions but the heaters are not new ones nor have they been in storage. They have both been used quite frequently even in the summer months. My office has a lot of drafts and is cooler than the other offices. Your suggestion of dust on the heater coils however could be the answer. The heater emits an odor that we all think smells similar to fish. Any further suggestions?

  • Spider563 Nov 30, 2008

    I have the SAME exact fish smell whenever I am using my heater. It still works great but, it smells so bad.

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I would blow out the unit with canned air or better yet an air compressor. when it is cooled down possibly wipe the coils as best you can. Also, when blowing it out, blow inside the motor assembly as dust could be in there also.

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Is this a realtively new heater or just come out of storage? Chances are, if it hasn't been run in a while that it is just burning off some of the dust on the heater coils. Or possibly some of the chemicals used during the assembly of the product is risidual on the coils. Let it run for a few hours while keeping a close eye on it. I'm sure the smell will go away eventually. Keep an eye on it because if I'm wrong it could pose a potential fire risk.

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