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Heater/fan issues I have a Honeywell - Year Round Fan with 1500W Heater that shuts off within five minutes if the fan is not running too. I don't have the oners manual and can't find one online. I have read several reviews that say the same thing. The heat does do much good when the fan above it is blowing cold air. Any ideas?

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There is a safety switch which will shut the heater element off if the fan doesn't run. If the fan doesn't circulate air, the element would overheat and could possibly start a fire, so the switch will shut the element down. I'm not familiar with this heater, but I would check to make sure the fan is operating and also check for any filters that may be plugged and restricting air flow. If anything interferes with the air passing through the heater, the overheat switch will shut down the element. That's the best I can do from here. Good luck.

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I have a model Bissell Proheat Platinum II Model 1699 that was not spraying. It looks to be very similar to your model. From reading other posts, this is what I did:

Frst make sure it isn't the pump. Try spraying with your accessory. The accessory does not use the heater. If you get spray with your accessory, your pump is okay. If you don't get spray, check the belt to the pump. If it isn't the belt, you may need a new pump.

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