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post #1 of 5 Old 03-10-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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wierd sound when the heater is plugged in...

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When I plug my truck in, I hear a wierd sound coming from the engine bay and I'm pretty sure it's the block heater, since it doesn't make a sound when you unplug it. It's hard to describe the sound, kinda like an electric "arching" wire. It isn't grounding out or anything cause the outside outlet doesn't blow or reset. I really need to plug it in tonight, but I'm kind of scared to do so, would hate to come out to a fire or something crazy. Anyone ever had the element go out or heard this sound?


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cant say as ive ever heard any heater make a noise , not sure what to tell ya there

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Normal, some vehicle's block heaters more noticeable than others. My Ranger sounded like a pop-corn maker, my Sierra was silent, some of our tractors are noisy and quiet as well.

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If its quiet enough out, I can hear a "crackle" sound when mines heating.
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Crackle! that's the word I was trying to think of, lol. Well if others have heard it, then I'll plug her in and not think about it. It could be that I just started hearing it, or it just started making that sound, but I wanted to check before I left it plugged in overnight. Thanks guys!


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