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Island Mike    Posted 05-17-2019 at 09:31:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • The heater quit.
  • My cheap made in China diesel heater was working fine, until it did not. Fuel pump not clicking, which it does when pumping. Took it off and checked it, and it works. Checked volts to it when installed, and it gets volts. Getting error codes that do not make sense. Just as well it is getting warmer, and I have other heat sources.
    Who will be the first to say @#$%^* ?

    Island Mike

    Mower    Posted 05-19-2019 at 12:04:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: The heater quit.
  • You got what you paid for and helped keep Chinese workers busy making garbage products. Congratulations.

    The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. --Ben Franklin

    Island Mike    Posted 05-19-2019 at 18:40:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you Mower. I posted this just for you.
    Did you ever study any international trade information.
    Did you find a made in the US diesel heater, turbine type.

    Island Mike

    dave#1    Posted 05-20-2019 at 07:59:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Man oh man !, Isn't that Mower such a swell likeable guy??? Golly gee whiz !
    10-15-20 years ago NPR did a deal where the put a challenge to a couple of reporters, They were instructed to buy "Made in a America" for one year, After 2 months they stopped drinking coffee- the coffee maker crapped out and they couldn't find a new that was made in the USA !

    Island Mike    Posted 05-20-2019 at 15:05:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We can only perspire to be that great. Sometimes those that knoweth the least, sayeth the most.
    Not long ago I was in search of a coffee maker, not made in Canada. No luck.
    I did however give two older more complex coffee makers to the local recycling depo. They can sell the for $5 each, which helps the recycling depo, and two families that can not afford to buy new.

    Also hard to find a small heater made in Canada or the US. Clothing can come from non China places. I remember when all my shoes were British. Could not afford Italian. China seems to have most of the shoe market too. I think it will slowly change. I wonder if our foreign trade adviser has anything to say about Bangladesh, Taiwan and other places.

    Island Mike

    Island Mike    Posted 05-20-2019 at 15:10:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Edit
  • Should have said, in search of a coffee maker made in Canada or US, or anywhere except China.

    BTW. The 22 1/2 foot sail boat in my drive, was made in Arlington WA. Canadian company with a plant in WA and NC. My boat is not as well made as the boats from Dorion Quebec.

    Island Mike

    Kurt IA    Posted 05-18-2019 at 06:45:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • sounds the same as my JD
  • That's just like my JD mower. Pump won't run but has voltage. Turn the key off and on, bang on the pump, nothing. Then for no apparent reason it starts and keeps running.

    Take it off and apply 12 volts and it runs fine.

    I gave up and bought a new pump from Rock Auto
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5812281&jsn=276

    Philny    Posted 06-10-2019 at 21:16:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: sounds the same as my JD
  • Does your John Deere pump have a fuel shut off solenoid on the bottom of the carburetor ? My John Deere did and I unscrewed it from the bowl cut the end off it put it back together run fine now.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-18-2019 at 04:56:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: The heater quit.
  • Is it fused and/or reset button tripped?

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Island Mike    Posted 05-21-2019 at 09:30:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I will be doing more research on the systems. There is a facebook group. I will also visit a clever guy at a local electrical shop.

    Island Mike

    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 05-18-2019 at 03:10:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: The heater quit.
  • @#$%^* ?

    John in Mich    Posted 05-18-2019 at 07:44:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: The heater quit.
  • Done with the same emphasis, pronounciation and accent. LOL

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