I just had the same prblem and had a gasfitter out yesterday to have a look at mine. He suggested to me to take the front panels off and use a compressor to clean out all the dust that has built up. My filters were clean as they get cleaned every week but as therinnaiguy said it is a overheat safety device.
I used my compressor and blew out all the dust it makes a fair bit of a mess but it seems to be working fine now. Just be careful when u use the air not to directly blow it around the electrical area.
There is also 2 wires u need to disconect u will see these when u take the cover off and also make sure u unplug the the power to the unit.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
If you bought the house, did your hire a house inspector to check everything out? You can go back to him and have him double check his evaluation. I even got my inspector to pay for half of a repair when something broke right away after we moved in. If you are renting the place, ask the landlord to send a furnace repairman to do an annual inspection and cleaning on it. Just a few ideas for you to consider for peace of mind.
You should use a cord with the ground wire in it. If you're running a heater and the wire is getting hot, it's not whether it should be an indoor or outdoor cord it's the wire size that's the problem.
If you wire is getting hot you need a larger wire size.
Depending on the amps of the heater rule of thumb
15 amps a minimum of 14 gauge with ground
20 amps a minimum of 12 gauge with ground
30 amps a minmum of 10 gauge with ground
If you are using a cord over 15 to 20 feet then you may want to go to a larger wire size.
You will know if the wire size is correct if you let the heater run for a while 20 to 30 minutes and then feel the wire it should just barely feel warm it shouldn't get real warm or hot.
It shouldn't give an odor at all unless it hasn't been run a lot or cleaned. Rinnai recommends blowing compressed air through the front grates once a year. The pan is to catch condensate from the venting system. Hot flue gases contain moisture, which is a byproduct of burning propane. When this hits anything below 212 degrees, it will condensate and collect in the pan. The heat from the unit evaporates the water, thus making it a good system of condensate disposal. However, additional water can be added daily if you have problems with dryness in the air. The only other thing that can cause a bad odor is a compromised heat exchanger. You should have it checked, and if you don't already, have a CO detector in the room
#14 is the code for over heat. Clean the circulating fan and blower blades. If there is anything on the top of the heater it need to go. Check the sides to make sure nothing is obstructing the air entering the back of the unit.