Question about Sunbeam Heating & Cooling
I have 2 Sunbeam electric heater and when I use them on level two for heating they shut off within 5-10 minutes maybe less timing. Then I have to restart them again, after they cool. THe other heater won't heat anything, has power, but will not turn on when I try to move the knobs. Please help!!
If you have the same heater i do then in between the elements at the bottom there is a safety swith that bends when it heats up and breaks the connection Dont mess with it plugged in it will shock the hell out of you but if you bend it down it wont be able to lift off the circut and will stay running untill you turn it off
Posted on Jan 07, 2014
Yep - cleaning out the air vents at the top of the backside worked great! Apparently an issue of airflow.
Posted on Nov 14, 2018
mine does the same thing every year. I just clean out the dust from the vents on the back of the heater so the heater can breath otherwise it could get too hot and the safety fetcher kick in and makes the heater stop working.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
SOURCE: Bionaire BH3950 Does not heat
I'm not an expert, but I have two of these units that are working fine.
The on/off switch (the top switch) has a light in it that illuminates when the heater is on and heating. If this light comes on and there is no heat, then the element is probably burned out.
The heater has a safety switch that prevents the unit from working if it is not upright. If the heater was stored for any length of time on its side, the safety switch might have stuck in the off position. Unplug the heater and with the heater upright, try shaking it or slapping it firmly with your hand to se if this fixes the problem.
If none of this works, then as sunmasc says, the thermostat is bad.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
If a drop of water passes through the system and causes a momentary flameout condition, the photocell tells the control board to shut down- and it does. The photocell has done it's job. The ignitor only gets red for the first 5 seconds of burn-time, then the flame keeps itself going, at least until the water passes. Since water doesn't burn the flame goes out and there is nothing to restart the flame.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
There are dip switches on the main board.. When you remove the lower panel on the air handler there are instructions to where the dip switches should be for your units fan control. if the switches are in the correct configuration.. The Thermostat may be malfunctioning or not wired properly. and last.. and most expensive.. the motherboard may also be failing.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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