PDA

View Full Version : beacon morris toe kick heater



krisluvinglife
12-29-2010, 11:24 AM
the blower fan in my BM toe kick heater has become extremely loud (i'm not complaining after 20 years of steady work)...however before we can get around to replacing it, can i just disconnect the electric so the fan doesn't blow anymore or will that create a problem with the pipes getting too hot under the cabinet?? thank you for all of your expertise people!! awesome website!!

jadnashua
12-29-2010, 03:18 PM
If it was designed to always have the fan on while the heating elements are on, then disconnecting the fan might just start to test the safety overheat circuits (or the fire department response)! Probably not a good idea.

johnjh2o1
12-29-2010, 03:38 PM
I don't think it could cause a fire. That's like saying having drapes in front of copper fin baseboard would cause a fire. With out the fan running it won't be very effective in heating the room.

John

hj
12-29-2010, 05:46 PM
quote; If it was designed to always have the fan on while the heating elements are on, then disconnecting the fan might just start to test the safety overheat circuits

That would only be true if it were an electric heater, NOT the hot water one she has. And an electric heater could be discontinued by turning off the power to it, anyway. A toe space heater without a fan is just a small section of baseboard which will NOT overload safety circuits or cause a fire.

krisluvinglife
01-01-2011, 12:49 PM
thank you so so much for response!!!

krisluvinglife
01-01-2011, 12:50 PM
thank you so so much for response!!! now i need to replace the motor and fan>>> any help would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks again!!

hj
01-01-2011, 01:56 PM
A source, such as Grainger's, if yours will sell to a noncontractor, (ours won't), should have a replacement motor if you take it in for comparison.