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Old 11-23-2015, 07:57 AM   #1
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Questions about heater.

So this past weekend was the first that I had to use the heater in my 17z overnight. I was running off my propane tank and a generator.

The heat cut on and ran no problem. The problem was once it cut off, it wouldn't cut back on. I removed the black metal that is under the fridge and there was a reset switch and a light flashing. I reset it and the heat came back on. 20 minutes later, same thing. Finally I left the metal cover off and it worked properly the rest of the time.

Any ideas on what the issue is? I don't want to leave the cover off, or have to worry about it. There wasn't any dust in the cover.

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Old 11-23-2015, 08:08 AM   #2
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No expert here, but your symptoms are telling me that it is overheating. Either a vent is clogged up or your limit switch is defective.

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Old 11-23-2015, 12:15 PM   #3
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Agree with Tex. Once the Fire goes out the heater runs to cool the fire box. Apparently
the fan is not running long enough and it is overheated.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #4
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I thought I read, that the lights blink in a pattern (code), and you can look in the owner’s manual to determine what that code means.
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