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Re: Help! Dog Bit Through Electrical cord on Lakewood...
Another option for you would be to use crimp on terminal connectors(**** connectors) you may purchase these from most hardware stores. Even using these I would still tape around the outside to ensure a good insulating surface.
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I am not familiar with this make. However, all electcric heaters have a tip over safety switch on them somewhere. You will have to find it . I would look on the bottom for a plunger type switch, though it may be inside. I would expect that if it is otherwise undamaged, the switch should reset automatically. You may need to replace the switch if it is damaged.
Warning ... do not try to go around this safety device.
Any hardware store should sell 3 core wire flex for cable replacement.
Make sure it is at least 2.5mm squared cable as this is for a heater.
You will probably need a new plug too, as the existing one is probably moulded.
Connections inside the heater may be crimped Ring terminals. These are available from auto shops, and must use crimp pliars to connect them.
Mark the heater connections before removing the wires, and make sure the earth wire is connected securely.
The power cord goes the switch terminal 1 and 3. Terminal 2 must be the opposite of terminal 1, such that when switched on, 1 & 2 connects. Terminal 4 must be the opposite of terminal 3, such that 3 & 4 connects. Under this setup, you may connect red to terminal 2 and black to terminal 4. Be sure of the 1 & 2 pair, as well as the 3 & 4 pair. then, connect the red and black wires. Hope this will help you.
Depending on handy you are, the power cords for heaters can be replaced, but may require soldering or other electrical and mechanical skills. You MUST replace the cord with one that has the same amperage and heat ratings.....that goes for the plug too.
On the top of the switch (inside the heater) there is a common connection.....even though it looks as if it is connected (electrically), it isn't electrically affected by the switch; it's just used as a post. It's just the place where the striped wire connects to the "common" point for the heater coils (they are in a parallel). Also, while you're in there you might want to put some electrical grease on the exposed conductors.....mine had quite a bit of corrosion (which was the reason for the failure). I had to replace 3 of the female connectors.
I had the 5101 I just sent it back last week to manufacturer,most of oil filled heaters make a noise as the oil heats up. The 5101 had a black control panel &black wheels & foot rest. Hope i was of some help. If u have more ? let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org