20 Most Recent Montgomery Ward (223600UP) Heater Questions & Answers

You need a very kong wire and a kitchen match. Turn the knob on top to pilot and push down have your flame already down thru the pilot hole at the bottom of the inside of furnace. Hold for a few seconds and release knob trun to heat. This unit works on a power pile systm and generates milivolts from the flame. Rus

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018

how do i know it the starter is bad on 2004 gmc envoy

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Nov 08, 2013

There is a pull switch on the Fan Limit Control. Check to see if it is pushed in. Pull it Out for normal operation.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Oct 27, 2013

I have one in my basement for sale. If you are interested, leave a post with contact info.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Feb 01, 2013

Hi, I have a Montgomery Ward Sunheat heater. It's a dual burner enclosed type with a door on the front. The fuel tank is cylindrical and about 1 1/2 - 2 gallons. The cap has a needle valve and when turned upside down releases fuel to the burners by gravity. The whole heater itself is rectangular with louvers on the sides and top. I don't know what wicks go in this or if there are compatible replacements out there.
No 84ALO5800A is the only I.D. or Model No.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Nov 20, 2012

The oriface may be partialy plugged or the thermo-couple is bad.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Aug 08, 2012


That sounds like your gas valve went bad...

If it is very old you may have a very hard time finding a replacement for it...
depending on the configuration of the gas train you may be able to update to a newr valve but then maybe not...

You may have to get a new furnace...


Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Oct 26, 2011

He needs to put the old stat back on...... The old stat is a Millvolt stat and the new Digital ones won't work. And I don't know if they make a digital for Millvolt.... The old floor furnaces used a power pile like a oversize thermocouple for the power to operate the gas valve.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011

If you haven't flushed the tank recently, this can be the cause. Sediment in the bottom of the tank acts like the "boiling stone" you used in high-school science class. Like the boiling stones, the sand/grit acts as a nucleation center and lets the hot water become vapor easily near the heating coils (electric) or flame (gas). As the vapor moves up the heater, the steam bubble colapses rapidly and actually makes noise (sometimes loudly).

You may have trouble even after you drain the tank and flush it. This is becaue a thermostat may age and not regulate the temperature as well as it used to. The thermostat kicks on when the temp is too low and kicks off when the temp reaches the high limit. As it gets old, the thermostat does not kick off when it used to and water temp can get very high. With this situation, the heater can get very hot near the heating elements then, if you run a hot water faucet, cold water will enter the to refill the heater, The combination of this cold water and the hot surface can cause a bang.

Good luck, try flushing and, if it doesn't work, call a professional to see if you need a new controller or a whole new unit. Mongomery Wards closed all of there stores in 2001 so I would guess it is at least that old (it is possible that it sat around for some time before it was installed in your house). ]

-Good luck

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Jul 21, 2011

Could be bad. Hope you just need to add new spark wire or just cut some off the ends.
If the other (spark creator part) is defective then many more details needed.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Jul 19, 2011

From your question hard to tell, if its gas, the temp control should be on the gas regulator knob.
If its electric the stats are under the two metal covers and there is usually a plastic protector over the elect. connections and the adjustment knob will be thru a hole in that plastic cover. New electric heaters have a fixed factory set temp that the Gov. has set for us to keep us safe. Hope this helps.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Jul 01, 2011

Often this is a problem with dust/dirt in the pilot orifice....the hole is extremely small and the slightest speck of dust will cause them to clog.This can be difficult for an experienced tech. to do....they can be very difficult sometimes...
Take the pilot tube off of the gas valve and make sure that gas is coming out there...if so then the orifice is clogged....if not then you have a gas valve problem...
Finding instructions for this will be very hard and they will not contain instructions for this procedure anyway...


Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011

Possibly a bad thermocouple.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Apr 30, 2011

Your wood burning heater has been out of manufacture for some years now and OEM parts are almost non-extent. However, if it's a damper door or something like that, I would suggest taking the part(s) with you and visiting a wood stove dealer in your area. Some parts are fairly generic and can be interchanged. I believe that Warm Morning (Martin Industries, who is no longer in business) manufactured the stoves for Montgomery Ward. If you can find some Warm Morning parts, you may be in business.

Good luck in your search.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011

Depending on it's age, it's probably the Thermocouple going bad. Or you may have an insect nest inside the screen housing, around the pilot assembly, that needs to be removed. If you need to replace the thermocouple, I suspect the heater was manufactured for Montgomery Ward by Uniflame or Blue Rhino. Either should fit your heater.

Montgomery Ward... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011

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