Question about Patton Electric HRH316 Ceramic Mid-Size Heater

1 Answer

Patton PRH11 Buzzer Sounds on HIGH after 2 minutes

I have a Patton PRH11 which is looks exactly like the HRH316. It is a 1500W heater. When I turn it on High in a 12x12 room with a temperature below 32F Degrees, after 1-2 minutes the buzzer will sound, will turn off the heating and must be turned off for 2-4 minutes. It will also do this in Low, IF, the termperature select dial is set too high rather than turn off to cool down. What can be done to fix?

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Beep to often


the beeping could be caused by the tip switch malfunction. The best thing to do is call for a warrentee replacement @ https://secure.pattonproducts.com/ContactUs.aspx

Mar 02, 2011 | Patton PRH11 Electric Heater

2 Answers

I purchased the Patton PUH9000 heater last year. I puts out a lot of heat at first, but shuts itself off after about 5 minutes, then cycles back on after a couple of minutes. Is this normal operation? I...


My Patton PUH682 utility heater from 2011 is otherwise in excellent condition but Auto Safety Shut-Off seems to be a design problem. My overheat sensor quickly shut off the unit when surrounding air was cool. It is inside the bottom of the fan box wired between the on/off potentiometer and heating coils.
I identified it by turning on the heater and watched the metal contacts separate as it tripped. On my unit, the defective overheat sensor is hardwired. Since it was otherwise useless as a heater, I decided to jerry-rig it and hope for the best. I pried back the sheet metal edge of the fan box and wrapped the sensor with electrical tape. Then I took a very small squeezable metal paper clip and lined it with electrical tape. I clamped it over the overheat sensor and it fits perfectly to prevent the metal plates from separating. Now the heater works the way it should. The cable, coils and plug don't overheat on Hot setting and it runs continuously.

Jan 11, 2011 | Patton PUH9000-U Heater

2 Answers

My heater makes a buzzing sound when u turn it on.


May be loose screw in frame, element is old or insulator is worn

Jan 10, 2011 | Patton PRH11 Electric Heater

1 Answer

My patton prh11 heater keeps acting like its going to come on for maybe about a minute or so and then actually comes on. It just keeps turning on and off constantly. Maybe about 15 times in a minute.


These heaters all have safety devises in them some for tip over and all for over heating. Your problem sounds as if it has a bad over heating sensor. These will have two wires one in one out, it is usually a positive wire. When they sense that the heater is to hot it shuts it down upon cooling it allows the heater to turn back on. The tip switch does the same if upright it turns on if tipped it turns it off. They are mechanical and thermal switches and they do go bad. These can be jumped out to trouble shoot the problem but I would not run it with out these safety devices in it.

Dec 21, 2010 | Patton PRH11 Electric Heater

1 Answer

How do I open my PRH11 heater to clean the senser?


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.

Dec 12, 2010 | Patton Electric HRH316 Ceramic Mid-Size...

1 Answer

Puh 9000 works great for two minutes then shuts off turn it off for five then it work for two minutes and so on can anybody please help


sounds like u have a safety switch going out try to fin the one thats cutting the unit off try bypassing hem one at a time until it stops and replace it do not leave it bypassed!!!

Feb 24, 2010 | Patton PUH9000-U Heater

1 Answer

The Patton heater model prh11 doesn't stop running


Either the air entering the heater is to cold and unable to satisfy the thermostat or the contacts inside the thermostat have “welded” together, or other faulty internal wiring which could keep the heater running indefinitely. Take it back to where ever you purchased it from or throw it away, that could be a fire hazard.

Hope this helps.

Dec 02, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

3 Answers

When the alarm on the Patton Electric Heater sounds, whay does one do to fix that?


This heater was the determined cause of my total loss house fire. I thought the company would atleast help me find some where else to live, they seem to care. But, as of lately they are doing nothing.
I am told this heater-(prh11- 2008 model- purchased at walmart for about $27.00)
- Had wiring that wasn't up to standards
-1/10,000 units cause fires
-something wrong with the heating element-stops working
- wouldn't stand level
-heating coils
-fires like mine have happened to a few other people
This came directly from a person at Jarden corporation(aka patton-sunbeam)

Jan 05, 2008 | Patton Electric Patton PUH680-U Electric...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Patton Electric HRH316 Ceramic Mid-Size Heater Logo

2,173 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Patton Electric Heating & Cooling Experts

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3510 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

23401 Answers

Are you a Patton Electric Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...