20 Most Recent Patton Electric HRH316 Ceramic Mid-Size Heater Questions & Answers


I just used an old toothbrush and stuck in in between the grate holes on the front. I Just brushed on and around the sensor really well & it seems to be working fine now.

Patton Electric... | Answered on Dec 16, 2012


There is a round sensor under the heating elements which sets off the alarm when it thinks it is overheating on the PRH11. Unfortunately, a dirty sensor will fool it into reacting like it is overheated. I cleaned the sensor which was dark and revealed it to be a lighter goldish maybe brass in its original color. If your sensor is dark, it will continue to trip the alarm for overheating and will need to be replaced. If you were lucky like I was and can clean it, the problem should be resolved and it will operate like normal until it gets dirty again. This procedure lasted for 3 days and I had to clean it again. I believe I left the dirt on too long and now my sensor has tarnished plus I live in a rural area with significant dust requiring this recleaning every few days. I only used a damp paper towel with water to clean. Cleaning may work better with alcohol or a tarnish removal solution.

Patton Electric... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009


It's rating upto 4 out of 5 stars

Patton Electric... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


Yes, there is/was a recall on some Patton Heaters, but I don't recall if your model # is one of them. For more info search Google for Patton Heater Recall Notice and you'll find the correct site.

Patton Electric... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


not too good! they didn't start the "ener-guide" program until around 1996.

Patton Electric... | Answered on Oct 20, 2009


Twin ceramic heaters are intense, but, not intended for indoor use without adequate ventilation.They radiate heat and patton is a reputable brand in heating devices.

Patton Electric... | Answered on May 20, 2009


All the previous posts are wrong. The problem is that the pump burnout preventer assembly has come loose from it's clip or the float on the preventer is stuck. This is a different float than the water level float. It's purpose is to block power flow to the pump when the water gets low to prevent the pump from burning up. The water level float only actuates the cheap plastic gauge on the front and nothing else. Remove the upper rear section of the unit housing (the side with the pad in it) to access the burnout preventer. Its just a couple of screws at the top. The burnout preventer float is approx. 1" in diameter and is installed on a threaded tube (all together this part becomes the burnout preventer assembly) which sits in a small clip that is integral to the pump motor housing. It must be secured to the clip with a nut that threads onto the assembly. If you see two wires with a little white float just dangling freely in the resovoir then you just need to unscrew the nut, place the threaded tube into the clip and then screw the nut back down to the threaded tube to secure it. It's important to note that the threaded side goes up. You can try to place the smooth side of the tube up but you will be met with failure. If the burnout assembly is properly seated in its intended location and the low water alarm persists then it needs to be cleaned so the float can function properly. That's it very simple. I bought one of these units today on craigslist and encountered this issue when I went to set it up. It worked fine at the sellers house but must have come loose in transit. Took me about 20 minutes to diagnose and another to make the repair and re-assemble the unit. Good luck.

Heating &... | Answered 17 hours ago


The f5 code indicates that the indoor ambient (temperature) thermistor is reading outside the range of -20 degrees F to +200 degrees F. The red indoor coil thermistor should be replaced.

Heating &... | Answered 2 days ago


I don't know why but I kept the instructions -
Instructions are:
Lift the top cover and fill the smaller compartment with water - takes 11 litres from empty. Water level is seen on the window to the front.
Ice packs are placed in the larger compartment (That is all this compartment is for - Not to be filled with water)

Heating &... | Answered 3 days ago


Generally cleaning contractors carry out the duties listed in the contract and because they are in it for the profit they tend not to deviate much from the original list.

Mostly their time window for cleaning is relatively small and so their activities tend to be confined to routine cleaning and vacuuming using machines and some light damp dusting of office furniture and perhaps some selected polishing in the principle office.
They will also empty the trash baskets as they proceed through the building.

Heating &... | Answered 3 days ago


If it's a circuit breaker, when it trips, it will be white on the side it strips from showing you that it has tripped so when you're looking at it, it will be white and red from the side. If it's all red, it's just a dry contact on/off switch

Heating &... | Answered 3 days ago


Yes they do. Clean filters and check the drains. Outside check the coils for debris.

Heating &... | Answered on Aug 04, 2020

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