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Johnnybeltway 11-16-2010 08:48 PM

Input for heater problem
 
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Our heater is not working. The blower motor works fine, it is just that the heat wont kick on. I opened up the unit and it appears that the wires coming out of the thermal fuse should be attached to something. As it stands now they are swinging free.They are the wires that are in the strange blue plastic wing nut looking thing.

I looked at my neighbor's unit, and her thermal switch appears to be connected to either side of the main control unit ( Where the black wires are connected to the main control unit in the picture). It seems like that part is the missing link but I am not sure.

Does anyone know if I can just connect the wires to either side of the unit? Will that fix the issue?

The Heater is a RUUD unit, with a Robert Shaw Unitrol control unit and it is abour 25 years old. Also As there does not seem to be any manual online for this thing, any idea how to re-light the pilot would be helpful.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John O


Johnnybeltway 11-16-2010 08:48 PM

Input for heater problem
 
3 Attachment(s)

Our heater is not working. The blower motor works fine, it is just that the heat wont kick on. I opened up the unit and it appears that the wires coming out of the thermal fuse should be attached to something. As it stands now they are swinging free.They are the wires that are in the strange blue plastic wing nut looking thing.

I looked at my neighbor's unit, and her thermal switch appears to be connected to either side of the main control unit ( Where the black wires are connected to the main control unit in the picture). It seems like that part is the missing link but I am not sure.

Does anyone know if I can just connect the wires to either side of the unit? Will that fix the issue?

The Heater is a RUUD unit, with a Robert Shaw Unitrol control unit and it is abour 25 years old. Also As there does not seem to be any manual online for this thing, any idea how to re-light the pilot would be helpful.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John O


Johnnybeltway 11-16-2010 08:48 PM

Input for heater problem
 
3 Attachment(s)

Our heater is not working. The blower motor works fine, it is just that the heat wont kick on. I opened up the unit and it appears that the wires coming out of the thermal fuse should be attached to something. As it stands now they are swinging free.They are the wires that are in the strange blue plastic wing nut looking thing.

I looked at my neighbor's unit, and her thermal switch appears to be connected to either side of the main control unit ( Where the black wires are connected to the main control unit in the picture). It seems like that part is the missing link but I am not sure.

Does anyone know if I can just connect the wires to either side of the unit? Will that fix the issue?

The Heater is a RUUD unit, with a Robert Shaw Unitrol control unit and it is abour 25 years old. Also As there does not seem to be any manual online for this thing, any idea how to re-light the pilot would be helpful.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John O



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