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  1. Astra

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Oct 27 2014 23:44:27
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    I'm on the second heater for my PackTite 2 (the first one failed in less than a month) and I just walked in to check on a load and found that the heater had shut off with the thermometer reading only 109. I I had been sure to leave the ends of the box clear as instructed, and it wasn't particularly full. I understand that the heater will turn itself off temporarily if it overheats, but it shouldn't be doing that at such a low temperature. There's several feet of open space between the heater and the back wall, but as an experiment I've tried putting a desk fan blowing perpendicular to the heater's intake path to make sure it has cool intake air. Any other suggestions?

    On a related note, the previous load reached 120 degrees with no trouble and I set the timer for an hour; when it went off, the thermometer was at a nice safe 129, but the heater was off. I know from experience that the thermometer temp will drop from 140 or so to <120 quite quickly with the heater off. I'm worried that it may be cycling in and out of the needed killing range while I'm out of the room. I can bring it into my office where I can keep an eye on it, but I'd really hoped to keep it on my climbup-trap-equipped bed to keep bugs off the outside of the PackTite. Any thoughts?

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    Tue Oct 28 2014 5:38:01
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    Hi,

    I would suggest you direct the questions to PackTite via their website, they are very responsive to customer questions.

    Hope that helps.

    David

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Oct 28 2014 11:36:31
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    Just sent you a pm with my direct contact details.

    Thanks,

    David James

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    Tue Oct 28 2014 11:40:39
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    A prime example of good customer service.

    David

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