When your room heater gets stuck while working or gets cut off after a certain time, again and again, it means you need to clean it. If the wall heater is not turning on with the thermostat, the thermostat could be faulty, or the wiring is to blame. The fan or blower might also stop functioning over time, possibly because an electrical connection has failed somewhere down the line, and it automatically turns off the fan or heating frequently due to the thermostat plate getting damaged.
The blower, radiant heater, or oil-filled heater should be cleaned after a certain time, especially the radiant and blower/fan heaters. Learn helpful information on how they work, ways to clean them, and methods to check the unit for a problem.
What You’ll Need
The tools and equipment you will need while cleaning and repairing the room heater
- Wire connectors
- Electrical tape
- Non-contact voltage tester
- a towel or cloth to clean it or a brush
- Wire stripper
You can clean any room heater easily at home without any professionals. If needed, you should go to a mechanic and electrician; otherwise, open it safely and check all the functions inside, like the wire, thermostat, and fan. After following the instructions, if you find an issue, fix it, and it will start again.
You can replace the thermostat if its blade or plate gets damaged or gets delicate due to heat; you can replace it, and it will work well again.