Question about Heating & Cooling
My wall heater last nite started making a loud noise of air rushingafter around 10 min of running it. also, the ouside wall has a lot of carbon on it
ODS/Pilot may be clogged make sure you clean it out according to the instructions in your owner's manual. If you need a copy of the manual let me know and I will try to find it for you. If it is still not working it could be the gas regulator or the ignitor cable. For Glow warm parts contact Master Parts at 800-446-1446 or you also can find them online at www.masterparts.net. I hope this helps you!
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
sounds like its not venting properly...it likely is shutting off on a "Spill switch" or "Vent safety switch"....check the vent/chimney first off.....also the pilot could be dirty..,..a lazy pilot tends to blow out easily....pilot should be blue and sharp,,,big enough to fully envelope the thermocouple
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
Testimonial: "I checked the pilot light and it's clean. I will have to check the chimney next week but thanks!"
SOURCE: Loud Knocking
If the noise is not coming from the fan as Buffalo suggests, it is most likely the expansion and contraction of the heat exchanger. The old school way to lessen the noise of expansion is to bank the combustion chamber with a hammer. I don't recommend it today because the metal is so thin (thus all the noise) and you may damage it. You will get used to it and the noise may soften the more it is used. You will never get it to stop.
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
Most base board heaters installation instructions say to attach to the wall with screws which are slack ( not fully tightened) in order to allow the heater case to expand and contract otherwise you get a clicking noise
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
SOURCE: my rinnai 556fa propane heater
I had the identical trouble with my Rinnai 431F just now & read the unanswered posts.
I checked my intake & exhaust & found them connected & intact then went out to check the exterior vent assembly. The "bell" or dome was almost entirely clogged with ice.
I suspect the 60 - 76 lights flashing means insufficient combustion air.
Anyway, I took a hair dryer to it & in 10 minutes it was working as well as ever.
This won't help you October posters but if anyone else has this problem in the future I would start with the outside vent assembly. Get a good look right up inside because I would have missed this ice if I didn't get up close with a flashlight.
Here's a good source for manuals too...
I'm going back to bed.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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