04:34AM | 05/26/04
Member Since: 05/25/04
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Hello. I live in a townhouse that is equipped with Berko baseboard heating. About 2 months ago, one of the heaters sparked, and sent out a cloud of smoke. Looked into it a little, but the heating still worked, and all seemed fine.

A couple days ago, we noticed a sound coming from the same heater. We just thought it was a bug in there, that may have been unable to fly or was stuck, because that is exacty what it sounded like.

Yesterday, we tapped the top of the heater to see if the bug would come out, but instead of a bug, we saw that cloud of smoke, and realized it was this small black wire, just above the deflector shield( you cant actually see the wire at the point of the smoke, because its behind the shield. But you can see a burn mark on the deflector.)

We looked up the model of the heater, and there was a recall on this particular model. My question is how do I disconnect this heater to eliminate the possibility of a fire? I turned off all the fuses that were labeled Heat, but there were only labels for upstairs and downstairs heat. We have three floors of heat. There was one double fuse that wasnt labeled, and I figured this was for the second floor heat, so I turned it off. Problem is, when we tap the top of the heater, you can still hear the sparking going on, which means the current is still alive, correct?

Any response would be appreciated. But first I would like to know how to disconnect this heater.

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