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My Lasko electric heater stopped working and I thought it just played out so I replaced it with another heater that worked fine for a while, but when I went back to check it was also not working. A fan is on the same circuit and has been that way for years, the fan still works fine. Is this maybe a grounding problem or a bad breaker? I don't want to try another heater for fear it might blow up too. How can I check to see if it is safe for a new heater?
 

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My Lasko electric heater stopped working and I thought it just played out so I replaced it with another heater that worked fine for a while, but when I went back to check it was also not working. A fan is on the same circuit and has been that way for years, the fan still works fine. Is this maybe a grounding problem or a bad breaker? I don't want to try another heater for fear it might blow up too. How can I check to see if it is safe for a new heater?
I guess you are saying that all the smoke come out of it or did it actually blow up. I’m baffled right now but the only thing I can think of is that you have a neutral problem somewhere. I’ve read on my meter before 180vac with a neutral problem in the panel. You need to hire an electrician and he can check on what the voltage is for each breaker
 

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