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I have a Dayton Model 3E341A Heater and cannot get it to produce heat. The fan works but no heat. I purchased this unit used and thought it worked. I opened the botom and saw the electrical connection area. One thing I saw was where it said summer fan. I am wondering if I need to change something here to make the heat work. Can you help me. I was looking for a manual but was unable to locate.

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Hi, I can't find anything with the model # you have listed. Is this a torpedo type heater? If so, remove the top of the heater and turn the fan by hand. It should be fairly easy to turn. Next with the top still off, turn the heater on and make sure the igniter is working. If that is OK then use a flash light to check for fuel spraying from the nozzle. Watch out for the fan. If it isn't, check the fuel nozzle for blockage. If you remove it and hold it up to a light, you should be able to see light through the hole. If not, use a small wire or something to remove the blockage. If that is OK, check the fuel filter. You may be able to clean it or you can replace it if necessary. If this doesn't get it, you need to check the air pressure going to the fuel nozzle. On the back of the fan motor there is a filter cover with 2 plugs in it. One of the plugs has a hole in the center and is used to adjust the air pressure. The other plug is where you can install a pressure guage to check the pressure. I can't tell you what the pressure should be because I can't find anything with your model #. It may, however, be listed on the data label on your heater.
If your heater isn't a torpedo type heater, none of this will make any sense. Let me know what type it is if it isn't the torpedo type.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

  • Brian Niten Dec 31, 2010

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