- Car Care & Maintenance
Edenpure Infrared Heater Repair
Edenpure Gen 4 Heater
Quartz Bulb Replacement
EdenPURE® GEN4 bulb replacement
I read in Family Motor coaching magazine that it was a good idea to have two different kinds of fan forced heat sources in an RV or motor home. Propane and electric heat sources are the two economical sources for winter camping. On the electric side I chose the EdenPURE brand of infrared heater to supplement the furnace built into my motor coach. The 1500 watt heater is a great fan forced source of electric heat that will keep a motor home warm in winter and safe to use all the time. Even the best has a life span, after three years of using our GEN4 from October until March and never turning it off, the bulbs burnt out. The propane furnace became the only source of heat and time to fix the electric heater.
The Gen4 uses (3) Sylvania infrared bulbs in a copper chamber to create heat and the bulbs are easy to change. If your EdenPURE heater of any model is blowing cold air, then one or more bulbs have burnt out and need replaced. The GEN4 model is shown in this article and refers to EdenPURE brand products and part distributors only. Bulbs can be ordered from www.edenpurepartstore.com online and a very economical way to repair your edenpure heater. I recommend you have model number ready and know what your bulbs look like when ordering online to make sure you get the right bulb. Different Eden pure models have different heating sources to be sure you get the right bulb or element for your heater.
Removing The Heater Bulbs
(Pictures are shown with heater cover remover. Cover does not have to be remover to change the bulbs.)
I am assuming that the heater has been unplugged, then use a Phillips screw driver to remove screws from the plastic rear panel. Pull the rear panel from the heater case you will see the fan housing and circuit board mounted on a metal cover. (picture 1) Remove the top and bottom screws, then lift up the fan housing to remove the bulb cover and gently pull towards the back of the heater, be careful of wiring, and lay fan housing backwards exposing the bulbs. (picture 2) You can see the three bulb connectors, two black and one white. Remove the connectors by pulling gently on the ceramic connector from the bulb pins. (picture 3)
Next remove the screw from the bulb holder and pull the bulb straight out from the heating chamber. Remove all bulbs and compare. If they look burnt replace with new ones. (see picture 4)
Install the new bulbs by inserting the front into the heating chamber and you will feel the hole the ceramic front fits in. Replace the metal holding clamp over the end of the bulb and tighten with screw. Install the other two bulbs the same way and attach the wire connectors by pressing onto the pins. Next Replace the fan cover and attach top and bottom screws. At this point test the heater by plugging the heater in and turn the control panel to half. The fan should start right away and heat should come soon after. Now that you have heat replace the rear panel and this heater is new again.
Be sure to clean the heater as you take it apart and keep all the screws in a baggie, this way you wont loose the screws and the assembly goes faster with a clean machine.