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Problems with my heater

My heater is flashing a number 14, I dont know anything about these heaters, I rent and can not get ahold of my landlord who is not local to me anyway, It keep shuting off after every 2 min

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Hi

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.

Hope this helps.
Glenn

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Overheat Safety Device. Clean the filters and vaccuum from behind the unit where the filters are.

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