20 Most Recent Northern Tool 10,600 BTU Radiant Kerosene Heater Questions & Answers

    • Remove the base plate from your Comfort Glow heater and expose the fuel tank. Lift the fuel tank out of the heater and set it to one side, well away from the heater. Note that the fuel tank is not connected to anything and will slide out easily.
    • 2 Run the heater until all the fuel in the lines is used, a process called "dry burnicon1.png," which usually only takes a few minutes. The fire will go out when the lines are empty. Turn the heater switch off and allow it to cool.
    • 3 Take the batteries out of the battery compartment on the back of the heater. This is an important safetyicon1.png step that keeps the heater from accidentally coming on while you are working on it.
    • 4 Lift the wick ring up and off, then remove the two nuts that secure the wick. The wick ring fits around the wick and the draft pipe -- the hollow tube that holds the wick -- and serves to hold the wick firmly in place.
    • 5 Slide the wick up as far as possible to reveal the positioning pin -- the small metal pin near the bottom of the wick. This pin is part of the wick and helpsicon1.png to ensure it is installed correctly. Push it out through the positioning hole in the draft pipe and lift the wick out of the heater.
    • 6 Fit the new wick onto the draft pipe and engage the positioning pin in the hole by pushing it in until it clicks into place. Move the wick down into the heater and replace the two nuts to secure it.
    • 7 Measure the distance between the wick and the draft pipe with the clearance gauge. The distance between the wick and the draft pipe should be the same all the way around, to ensure an even burn. Adjust the set screws as necessary to create even spacing. These are the small screws spaced evenly around the draft pipe that, when turned, move the pipe slightly so you can correct the spacing between the draft pipe and the wick.
    • 8 Replace the wick ring over the wick. Return the batteries to the battery compartment and the fuel tank to its compartment. The fuel tank will slide securely into its compartment in only one way. Replace the fuel compartment cover to complete the project.

Tips & Warnings
  • Keep the heater set on medium to medium-high for best results. Setting it too low or too high may cause soot to accumulate on the wick.
  • When operating a kerosene heater indoors, always have a working carbon monoxide alarm and a smoke alarm. These heaters are generally safe when in use, but an alarm will provide a safety backup in case the heater malfunctions

Northern Tool... | Answered on Oct 20, 2013

Go to this site. You can find out just about anything you want to know about kerosene heaters.


Northern Tool... | Answered on Dec 08, 2011

When is the last time you cleaned your wick? A dirty wick will not light, wicks should be soft to the touch look burnt but not hard. Are you burning K1 kerosene? Other grades of kerosene have larger amounts of parafin in them this creates a crusty black hard carbon on the wick making it hard to light and also makes it smell like a semi truck running. I use an old tooth brush and clean the wick, let it set and soak for at least a half hour then try to light. Just a tip if you let your heater burn out every third tank this cleans your wick. Only burn it out in a well ventilated area as this stinks something bad never do this inside. Don't forget let the wick soak for at least a half hour. If your wick is over three years old replace it. Good luck hope this helps!

Northern Tool... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010

since the unit is new I would contact customer support at the we site or by calling phone number in owners manual.

Northern Tool... | Answered on Jan 22, 2010

You can pick up a ceramic heater heaper and not have to hassle kerosene, wicks or fumes, and ther last forever

Northern Tool... | Answered on Nov 20, 2009

Mine is missing too! Pull the front grid up, take the element out, and you will see a plate covering the wick area. Slide this plate to the left until it clicks into place. Now you're set! If your wick is old, you might need to 'prime' it by wetting it with some kerosene.

Northern Tool... | Answered on Feb 07, 2009

I went to a site that has questions and answers about a kerosun heater. from what I gathered, instructions on how to replace the wick are included with the replacement wick.

Northern Tool... | Answered on Jan 09, 2009

Have you checked the length of wick. May not be long enough to get down into fuel. RON

Northern Tool... | Answered on Jan 27, 2008

I suggest you replace the wick and clean the wick feeder assembly. I did not own that model but did have one a number of years ago. The wicks can begin to dry out.

Northern Tool... | Answered on Jan 08, 2008

FE code error means there is overfilling in the unit. You have to check the water level.

Heating &... | Answered 1 hour ago

The power to the heater can be disengaged to prevent the heater from being accidentally or unintentionally powered on. This feature is primarily added to help prevent children from powering on the heater when it is not desired. • To engage the heater override function press and hold the HEATER ICON for 10 seconds. The symbol E3 will display and then go blank while beeping 3 times. The heater function is now locked. If the HEATER ICON is pressed again E3 will appear then fade.The Flame, Downlight and Timer functions will operate normally. Only the heater and blower are disengaged. • To unlock the heater function, press and hold the HEATER ICON for 10 seconds. The symbol E3 will display and then go blank while beeping 3 times. The heater function is now engaged.

Heating &... | Answered 2 days ago

It will not damage the unit. You may have to clean it more frequently in order to preserve efficiency though.

Heating &... | Answered 2 days ago

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Heating &... | Answered 2 days ago

Ice accumulation is normal due to condensation from the temperature change. The condensate then turns to ice when it is below freezing. Pilot lights can go out when the thermocouple fails or there is high wind coming down the flu or against a side of the building with a lot of air leaks

Heating &... | Answered 2 days ago

It is is new, contact the seller. Did you read the manual? Normally your have to press and hold a button to ignite the pilot and hold for at least 20 seconds to warm up the thermocouple. Then you release slowly and the main burner lights up.

Heating &... | Answered 2 days ago

SORRY BUT I have one that has never given me any problem so know of no fix

Heating &... | Answered 3 days ago

An E3 error code occurs when the fan speed of your MRCOOL DIY Ductless Mini Split air handler is too low for a certain amount of time. This could be due to a wiring mistake, faulty fan assembly, faulty fan motor, or a faulty control board.

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Heating &... | Answered on Sep 14, 2020

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