An illuminated red light (power light) on Lasko Heater indicates there is power to the unit. The light will remain lit until you unplug the space heater from the power source. And when the Lasko Heater won’t turn on red light, understand no power is going through the unit. And this guide will bring those culprits into light that prevent the power light from illuminating.
Lasko Heater Won’t Turn On Red Light [3 Reasons & Solutions]
Lasko Heater won’t turn on the red light if the unit is not receiving electric supply. The electric supply to the unit will be interrupted due to:
- Low voltage
- Power Cord Isn’t Plugged Into The Outlet
- Power Cord Comes Loose
1. Low Voltage
This unit needs to be plugged into a dedicated 120V electric outlet. If you don’t plug the unit into the recommended outlet, you will not receive enough juice to the unit to turn on.
Similarly, plugging multiple appliances at the same electric outlet will cause low voltage issues.
How To Fix:
The first remedy I suggest is to verify you connect the space heater to a 12oV electric outlet.
Second, never insert multiple appliances into a single outlet. If needed, use a separate electric outlet for the space heater to plug in.
2. Power Cord Isn’t Plugged Into The Outlet
If you don’t plug the power cord of your space heater, it will receive no electric supply to the unit. And when the unit gets no juice to power up, the red light won’t come on.
How To Fix:
Verify you plug the power cord into a 120V electric outlet. Once you connect the space heater with electricity, the power light will come on and remain lit until you unplug it from the power source.
3. Power Cord Comes Loose
When the plugs fit into receptacles loosely, they may come out of the receptacles partially or completely with only a slight movement of the connected power cord.
Receptacles in this condition may overheat or pose a serious fire hazard. The power cord may even get fried out. As a result, no power will pass through the power cord to the unit.
How To Fix:
Verify the plug fits tightly into the electric outlet. If you observe any sign of burn on the power cord, don’t attach the power cord to the outlet. Then, call a professional for assistance.
Why is my Lasko Heater showing a red light?
The Lasko Heater will show a red light when you initially plug the unit to an electric outlet. It indicates there is power to the unit and it will keep illuminating until you unplug the power cord from the power source.
How do you reset a Lasko Electric Heater?
To reset the Lasko Electric Heater, unplug the unit from the electric power source and leave it for 10 minutes to let the unit cool down. After that time period, plug the power cord into the outlet and turn on the unit.
Red light is off means there is no power to your space heater. Electric supply to the unit will be interrupted if you don’t plug the power cord into the outlet or the power cord doesn’t fit tightly.
Turns out, insufficient voltage can cause the unit to not illuminate the red light. Just fix these issues and you will get power to the space heater.
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