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ProFusion Radiant Heater with 2 Heat Settings diode 10A04 blown

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by bttremblay, Feb 26, 2020.

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  1. bttremblay


    Feb 26, 2020
    I just open my heater and realise the diode 10A04 situated between the thermostat and the switch to select heat setting is blown up. I bought a new one but do not know which way it goes in. Help please.
  2. 73's de Edd

    73's de Edd

    Aug 21, 2015
    Sir bttremblay . . . . . .( BOY ! . . . . try saying that fast . . .three times in succession. )

    With that heavy of a current rating on the diode . . .it is apparent that it is to be switched / inserted in series with the resistive heating element in order to acquire a half power setting.
    AND . . . . since you are using 50/60 cycle AC power, that should be irrelevant, for the polarity of install of that diode.
    (Unless you are a very discriminating person and have developed a like taste, for only heating with positive nodes, and negative nodes would be quite distastefull and less than satisfactory to you. )

    Thaaaaasssssit . . . . .

    73's de Edd . . . .

    I put a new engine in my car, but forgot to take the old one out. Now my car goes 500 miles per hour.
  3. bttremblay


    Feb 26, 2020
    well said, i was quite sure about it but needed to be reassure thanks
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