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post #1 of 7 Old 12-11-2009, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question How do I know if my cold plug-in works

I looked at the outer meter outside the house after I plugged the truck in and it doesn't register any higher in terms of KWH but then I turned off a few lights and other things inside the house and the KWH didn't go down either. I can't hear anything change or any kind of sound outside or inside the truck whenever I plug it in and there isn't any spark or surge right after I make the plug-in connection

How do I know the plug-in is working and heating up the engine block? Thanks

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I'd wonder too.... I DO see a spark when I plug-in as well as hear a "sizzling" from inside the engine when I listen above the ft tire (maybe not RIGHT away, but I know I've heard it)

I bet you could feel warmth after it's been plugged-in for a while if you put your hand up where the cord goes into the block if it was working
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i plugged mine in the other day when it "snowed" here and it was keeping the hood free of all of this snow product.
and i get a little spark when plugging in, no change in my Kw wheel spinnin that i notice.

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i plugged mine in the other day when it "snowed" here and it was keeping the hood free of all of this snow product.
and i get a little spark when plugging in, no change in my Kw wheel spinnin that i notice.
The wheel on my house spins so fast , I have to use synthetic in it.......

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Alright Mine doesn't appear to be working. So, is it hard to fix or get working again? Do I need to trace the wire to anything, or is there a fuse that controls the heater?

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Ohm the cord wires, you probably have a bad cord, this happens from the yanking and jerking people do to unplug them. That is why I recommend the Marinco mod to everyone who plugs in often. Have mine going right now as it's 15 degrees outside!!! You should see the meter kicking butt, afterall it's 1000 watts!!! A bad block heater is possible but I have never heard or seen one.

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Just use an OHm meter..takes 30 seconds..it will tell you if its good or not..

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