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Rinnai 2001 space heater: stuck dial

The dial was turned to 'off' instead of 'standby'. It can no longer be turned on past 'ignition/press'. Graham

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  • Graham Jun 29, 2008

    Thanks for that, I'll try it next time. BUT the problem just disappeared by itself after 24 hours or so!

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Mine did a similar thing, when in off position, it would only turn to pilot/ignite, but would not move past this point. I took off bottom cover to locate regulator. where the slector knob shaft meets the regulator, try spraying wd40 in the top of regulator where square shaft goes into reg. There is a saftey lock mech in there, and in my case it was stuck in the locked position. I then worked the knob back and fourth applying alot of pressure, but not enough to break the knob. it worked after a few tries, and lights and functions normally, locking again if pilot goes out. good luck.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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