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String broke on marvin 7260 light

The pull string on my 7260 marvin heater broke, so when I went to open it up and reinstall the pull cord, the spring came off of the pull apparatus and now I do not know how to reinstall this switch

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  • crittermomx7 Oct 24, 2008

    mine too-twice now-not a good design for heavy use

  • mst39 Nov 05, 2008

    Our string broke too and I can't figure out how to fix it. Can you tell me how you did it?



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If you've reached this web site, you've probably also discovered that the W.B. Marvin company web site informs that they are no longer in business.

I have a Marvin 7260 Ceiling Mount radiant heater, without light, and just had my pull string break as I gently tugged on it to warm my shop.

As I stood there with the the string dangling in my hand, staring dumbfounded at the unit hanging from the ceiling, I realized that I've been using this heater for quite some time and never paid attention to where the string was attached...

I dismounted the heater from the ceiling, poured a cup of coffee, and began a stare down with my old friend. That's when I remembered that I bought two and one was still packed away in the box.

Be sure the heater is cold enough to handle, unplug the heater and dismount from the ceiling, where applicable.

If you're like me and don't remember where the string was attached, it is attached on the side of the unit which has the temperature setting gauge bars.

Adjust the hanging bracket so that you see and access the two screws holding the side panel on the heater. Be sure the screws are fully loosened and pull the side panel from the heater (Note: the hanging bracket may limit how far you can remove this panel).

Peek inside and you should be able to see the other end of the string attached to a tab next to the temperature setting bar gauge. If it was a clean break and there is no string on the inside, you should be able to see a shiny metal tab with a hole in it mounted behind the plastic temperature bar knob.

Decide whether you are going to upgrade your string or reuse the existing one. Thread it through the hole on the front grill immediately in front of the gauge and then through the hole on the shiny metal tab and tie a knot.

Reassemble the side panel to the heater with the two screws - Be sure that you do not tighten these screws too tightly as you are screwing into light aluminum which can be easily stripped - snug is good enough. Plug the heater in and test it. If all works well - remount and enjoy the radiant heat.

Keep in Mind: These heaters cost me $29.99 at Home Depot and therefore are not necessarily worth investing a lot of money or time in repairing. This pull string repair is quite simple however it would be quite reasonable to simply replace the heater if something serious were wrong with such.

Now...Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get that look off your face...!

Best of Luck,

LaGrange, GA

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