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Heater Has Bad Odor

My heater smells like it is burning plastic. It doesn't seem to be overheating but I can't tell. After it has been on a while it makes the entire room smell bad. Any idea why this would be?

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  • ebrister Nov 08, 2008

    Smells like diesel when on. I bought mine at home depot - I should have noticed that more than half of these units were repacked (meaning a lot of people returned them). I used it for 1 day and it was horrible. when i returned it the next day, the guy processing the return was talking to his buddy saying "another one with oil odor problem"

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You are meant to run them for two hours on full power at first in a well ventilated area to get rid of the packing salt - This really helps.

However, I have returned three of these as they are defective.

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