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Question DetailsAsked on 2/15/2017

I have the electronic turn on heater was working fine then the man meaning the husband went down try to empty it re

He refilled it and now the heater won't turn on what can I do

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Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


Since you are talking emptying and refilling, I presume you mean a propane or kerosene heater - which if being used indoors with indoor exhaust venting, I hope your life insurance is paid up and your Wills are in order.Direct fired indoor-vented heaters like that kill a lot of people every year from carbon monoxide poisoning - and the supposed automatic shutoff sensors are based on oxygen level, not carbon monoxide - which will normally kill you a lot faster than low oxygen content and has the added disadvantage that low oxygne usually wakes you up - carbon monoxide puts you to sleep so you blissfully sleep to your death.

Anyway - short of getting a proper heating unit installed - I suspect either you are not followign the proper restart sequence after fueling, it is has a battery for starting (some do) maybe that got disconnected or is dead, or when he fueled it he triggered the tilt switch (designed to kill it if it tips over) and that needs resetting. Or the fuel flow valve was not reopened, air vent to the tank (if kerosene) is not open so it is vapor locked, or other restart step was missed. Reading through the setup and restart procedure in the manual would likely solve the issue.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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