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Heater when I turn my thermostats on there is a burning smell ?

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This should be normal for the first time every year as the dust collects in the heat chambers and airconditioning coils only for atleast 30-minutes and smell like dust..and not electrical wires..!

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These heaters last about three years,and are throw aways,unless you have some in the ole shed like I do.Checking the switches is the first thing to do,remove them to see if they are burned up on the other side where the connection is.If they are,that could be the smell,or the thermostat is melted down,and smelling,again,throw away,,or save it,and buy a new one,and you will have parts for when it goes out,if the switches are melted down,a compatible switch,if found,can be replaced in the heater,but something made the switches melt down,most likely a heating element in the tanks,non replacable.

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sounds like it faulted and burned out some wiring i wouldn't use i would get it looked at to make sure all ok as it may now be elecrically dangerous, if that burning smell, smelt like rubber i'd say definatly electrical but without seening it to hard to say

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First of all keep this in mind.
You will need to locate the wires that got hot. If you can't or if your not sure, I suggest that you call a service company. If they ok the unit and it catches on fire after wards, their insurances will cover you unit and or home if god forbid it burns. This is to be on the safe side.
Now, this is where I would look. Your element should be on it's on circuit. There should be a disconnect within reach of the air handler. Some are fused and some are not. The wires that got hot enough for you to smell them should show signs of being hot like the plastic will be melted around the wire. You said that the heater was running. Was this the first time you have used it this year? If so, are you sure it was not the dust burning off the elements? They will smell like something burning when you first turn them on each year. Although if your sure you smelled wires getting hot, please continue looking for just that. Keep in mind that the elements have 220 volts coming to them. It comes into the unit and go to a switch or relay. From there the power goes to the elements and then to a neutral. These are the wires you will need to pay the most attention to. Good luck.

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Pull the controls off the front,and inspect the thermostat connections to see if they are burned up,also the other switches will do the same thing.If you can`t see a problem,then the element is burned out,throw it away and buy a new one.

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did you recently screw or nail something to the wall?do you have the old fabric coated wires?

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