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Flame wont go high so its not heating up the house the heater is about 25 years old its a round heater with a flue sticks out of the corner

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  • luluwong45 Jul 07, 2010

    its a gas heater we toke the glass cover off the front to get into it its like a round coil type
    with very fine holes


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The heater needs servicing,= what is it gas fed,so jets need cleaning,oil feed,filter cleaned or changed depending on type

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  • kenbudd44 Jul 07, 2010

    the holes may have carbon deposits in them so will need cleaning out


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