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Splitting the case

How do we get the case open to check if the heater is clogged. we have been trying and it does not just pop off. seems like it will be easy to break.

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  • randyjc Mar 18, 2008

    I have taken off the top of handle, layed the bottom part of handle down, can you tell me where exactly is the s catch. I'am looking all over this thing, thanks



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The heater is in the handle. Take out the 2 long screws and nuts, remove the handle. Then on the back, below the cord and hose warp, there are 2 more screws, then lay the handle down, you will see s catch. push it in and the handle pieces will come apart. Pull the 2 lines off of the heater,( remember which ones goes where)Use a nail or something small that you can push in the ports that the lines were hooked to and clean them out, try to blow thru to see if if is cleared out. Then re-asemble.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

  • Lauren Junge
    Lauren Junge Mar 18, 2008

    Right in the middle at the top.

  • Lauren Junge
    Lauren Junge Mar 18, 2008

    Just pull where I marked.



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