Problem With Dimplex Electric Heater Unit
Why a Remote Heater Control Unit May Prevent Your Dimplex Heater From Working
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Heater with a Remote Control Unit that Stops Working
Question: I have a Dimplex heating unit in my home office. It has a remote device for on and off operation.
- The remote works for a short period of time and then stops operation.
- The company has replaced the unit 4 times and the problem persists.
- I note that the cord from the outlet is extremely hot.
- The customer service at Dimplex states that the remote is heat sensitive, which is probably the causing the remote to malfunction.
Question: why is this happening from a standard outlet and is there a way of correcting the problem?
This electrical question came from: Walker, a Homeowner from Philadelphia, PA
Thanks for your electrical question Walker.
Why a Remote Heater Control Unit May Prevent Your Heater Fromm Working
- I can see that you are not the only one having a problem with these electric heating units.
- I can only speculate that there may be a design problem because some of the Dimplex remote controls have been discontinued.
- I would be concerned if the cord gets extremely hot as you have mentioned.
- This would indicate that the wire size is too small for the amount of current that is being used.
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