Desa CGP10A Electric Heater User Manual

BLUE FLAME VENT-FREE PROPANE/LP GAS
HEATER
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
®
MODELS: CGP10A AND CGP6
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
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Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
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Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the
gas supplier.
WARNING: This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is
installed. Provisions for adequate combustion must be provided. Refer to page 3 of this manual.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket* manufactured (mobile) home, where not
prohibited by state or local codes.
* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is
not convertible for use with other gases.
Save this manual for future reference.
CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
SAFETY
INFORMATION
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNINGS
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate, or service this heater. Improper use of this heater can
cause serious injury or death from
burns, fire, explosion, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide
poisoning may lead to death!
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early
signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness,
and/or nausea. If you have these signs, the
heater may not be working properly. Get
fresh air at once! Have heater serviced.
Some people are more affected by carbon
monoxide than others. These include pregnant women, people with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of
alcohol, and those at high altitudes.
Propane/LP Gas: Propane/LP gas is odorless. An odor-making agent is added to
propane/LP gas. The odor helps you detect
a propane/LP gas leak. However, the odor
added to propane/LP gas can fade. Propane/
LP gas may be present even though no odor
exists.
Make certain you read and understand all
Warnings. Keep this manual for reference.
It is your guide to safe and proper operation
of this heater.
WARNING: Any change to this
heater or its controls can be dangerous.
1.
This appliance is only for use with the
type of gas indicated on the rating plate.
This appliance is not convertible for use
with other gases.
2. Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s)
inside any structure. Locate propane/
LP supply tank(s) outdoors.
3. If you smell gas
• shut off gas supply
• do not try to light any appliance
• do not touch any electrical switch;
do not use any phone in your building
• immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions
• if you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department
4. Heater model CGP10A shall not be installed in a bathroom.
5. Never install the heater
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture, clothing, or
other flammable objects are less than
36 inches from the front, top, or sides
of the heater
• as a fireplace insert
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
6. This heater needs fresh, outside air ventilation to run properly. This heater has
an oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) pilot light safety system. The ODS shuts
down the heater if not enough fresh air
is available. See Fresh Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 3 through
5.
7. Keep all air openings in the front and
bottom of heater clear and free of debris. This will insure enough air for
proper combustion.
8. If heater shuts off, do not relight until
you provide fresh, outside air. If heater
keeps shutting off, have it serviced.
9. Do not run heater
• where flammable liquids or vapors
are used or stored
• under dusty conditions
10. Never place any objects on the heater.
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11. Surface of heater becomes very hot
when running heater. Keep children and
adults away from hot surface to avoid
burns and clothing ignition. Heater will
remain hot for a time after shut-down.
Allow surface to cool before touching.
12. Make sure grill guard is in place before running heater.
13. Carefully supervise young children
when they are in same room with
heater.
14. Do not use heater if any part has been
under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
room heater and to replace any part of
the control system and any gas control
which has been under water.
15. Turn off heater and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person
should service and repair heater.
16. Operating heater above elevations of
4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.
17. To prevent performance problems, do
not use propane fuel tank of less than
100 lbs. capacity.
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PRODUCT
IDENTIFICATION
Ignitor Button
Control Knob
Grill
Guard
Glass
Panel
Heater
Cabinet
Front
Panel
Figure 1 - Vent-Free Propane/LP Gas Heater (Model CGP10A Shown)
LOCAL CODES
Install and use heater with care. Follow all
local codes. In the absence of local codes,
use the latest edition of The National Fuel
Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, also known as
NFPA 54*.
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute,
Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
PRODUCT
FEATURES
SAFETY PILOT
This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen
Depletion Sensor Shutoff System (ODS).
The ODS/pilot is a required feature for ventfree room heaters. The ODS/pilot shuts off
the heater if there is not enough fresh air.
PIEZO IGNITION SYSTEM
This heater has a piezo ignitor. This
system requires no matches, batteries,
or other sources to light heater.
3.
Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased
insulation, and new construction methods
help reduce heat loss in homes. Home owners weather strip and caulk around windows
and doors to keep the cold air out and the
warm air in. During heating months, home
owners want their homes as airtight as possible.
While it is good to make your home energy
efficient, your home needs to breathe. Fresh
air must enter your home. All fuel-burning
appliances need fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation.
Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and
fuel burning appliances draw air from the
house to operate. You must provide adequate fresh air for these appliances. This
will insure proper venting of vented fuelburning appliances.
PROVIDING ADEQUATE
VENTILATION
The following is exerpts from National Fuel
Gas Code. NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1, Section
5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation.
All spaces in homes fall into one of the three
following ventilation classifications:
The information on pages 4 and 5 will help
you classify your space and provide adequate ventilation.
Remove heater from carton.
Remove all protective packaging applied to heater for shipment.
Check heater for any shipping damage.
If heater is damaged, promptly inform
dealer where you bought heater.
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WARNING: This heater shall
not be installed in a confined
space unless provisions are provided for adequate combustion
and ventilation air. Read the following instructions to insure
proper fresh air for this and other
fuel-burning appliances in your
home.
1. Unusually Tight Contruction; 2. Unconfined Space; 3. Confined Space.
UNPACKING
1.
2.
FRESH AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
Continued
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CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
FRESH AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
Continued
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh air for
combustion and ventilation. However, in
buildings of unusually tight construction,
you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is
defined as construction where:
a.walls and ceilings exposed to
the outside atmosphere have a
continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm
(6x10-11 kg per pa-sec-m2) or
less with openings gasketed or
sealed and
b.weather stripping has been
added on openable windows
and doors and
c.caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints
around window and door
frames, between sole plates
and floors, between wall-ceiling joints, between wall panels,
at penetrations for plumbing,
electrical, and gas lines, and at
other openings.
If your home meets all of the three
criteria above, you must provide additional fresh air. See Ventilation Air
From Outdoors, page 5.
If your home does not meet all of the
three criteria above, proceed to Determining Fresh-Air Flow For Heater
Location.
Confined and Unconfined Space
The National Fuel Gas Code (ANSIZ2123.1,
1992 Section 5.3) defines a confined space
as a space whose volume is less than 50
cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per
kw) of the aggregate input rating of all
appliances installed in that space and an
unconfined space as a space whose volume
is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu
per hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate
input rating of all appliances installed in that
space. Rooms communicating directly with
the space in which the appliances are installed*, through openings not furnished
with doors, are considered a part of the
unconfined space.
* Adjoining rooms are communicating only
if there are doorless passageways or ventilation grills between them.
DETERMINING FRESH-AIR
FLOW FOR HEATER
LOCATION
Determining if You Have a
Confined or Unconfined Space
Use this worksheet to determine if you have
a confined or unconfined space.
Space: Includes the room in which you
will install heater plus any adjoining rooms
with doorless passageways or ventilation
grills between the rooms.
1. Determine the volume of the space
(length x width x height).
Length x Width x Height =
______ cu. ft. (volume of space)
Example: Space size
20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft.
(ceiling height) =
2560 cu. ft. (volume of space)
If additional ventilation to adjoining
room is supplied with grills or openings, add the volume of these rooms to
the total volume of the space.
2. Divide the space volume by 50 cubic
feet to determine the maximum Btu/
Hr the space can support.
_____ (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. =
(Maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)
Example: 2560 cu. ft. (volume of
space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = 51.2 or 51,200
(maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)
3. Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.
Vent-free heater _________ Btu/Hr
Gas water heater* ________ Btu/Hr
Gas furnace ____________ Btu/Hr
Vented gas heater ________ Btu/Hr
Gas fireplace logs ________ Btu/Hr
Other gas
appliances* + ___________ Btu/Hr
Total = ________________ Btu/Hr
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4.
Example: Gas water heater
44,000 Btu/Hr
Vent-free heater + 6,000 Btu/Hr
Total
= 50,000 Btu/Hr
* Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct-vent draws combustion
air from the outdoors and vents to the
outdoors.
Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the
space can support with the actual
amount of Btu/Hr used.
__________ Btu/Hr (maximum the
space can support)
__________ Btu/Hr (actual amount of
Btu/Hr used)
Example: 46,100 Btu/Hr (maximum
the space can support)
50,000 Btu/Hr (actual
amount of Btu/Hr used)
The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual Btu/Hr used
is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space
can support. You must provide additional
fresh air. Your options are as follows:
A. Rework worksheet, adding the space of
an adjoining room. If the extra space
provides an unconfined space, remove
door to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between rooms. See Ventilation Air From Inside Building, page 5.
B. Vent room directly to the outdoors. See
Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 5.
C. Install a lower Btu/Hr heater, if lower
Btu/Hr size makes room unconfined.
If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the
maximum Btu/Hr the space can support, the
space is an unconfined space. You will need
no additional fresh air ventilation.
WARNING: If the area in which
the heater may be operated is
smaller than that defined as an
unconfined space, provide adequate combustion and ventilation air by one of the methods
described in the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, 1992,
Section 5.3 or applicable local
codes.
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FRESH AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
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Continued
VENTILATION AIR
Ventilation Air From Inside
Building
This fresh air would come from an adjoining
unconfined space. When ventilating to an
adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two permanent openings: one within
12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the
floor on the wall connecting the two spaces
(see options 1 and 2, Figure 2). You can also
remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 2). Follow the National Fuel
Gas Code NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1, Section
5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for
required size of ventilation grills or ducts.
WARNING: Rework worksheet, adding the space of the
adjoining unconfined space. The
combined spaces must have
enough fresh air to supply all
appliances in both spaces.
Ventilation
Grills
into Adjoining
Room,
Option 1
Ventilation Grills
Into Adjoining Room,
Option 2
Or
Remove
Door into
Adjoining
Room,
Option 3
12"
Figure 2 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building
Ventilation Air From Outdoors
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation
grills or ducts. You must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the
ceiling and one within 12" of the floor.
Connect these items directly to the outdoors
or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces
include attics and crawl spaces.
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings
for inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a
thermostat-controlled power vent. Heated
air entering the attic will activate the power
vent.
Outlet
Air
Outlet
Air
Ventilated
Attic
To Attic
To
Crawl
Space
Inlet
Air
Inlet Air
Figure 3 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors
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Ventilated
Crawl Space
CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
NOTICE: A qualified service person must install heater. Follow
all local codes.
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use only propane/LP gas. If your gas supply
is not propane/LP, do not install heater. Call
dealer where you bought heater for proper
type heater.
INSTALLATION ITEMS
Before installing heater, make sure you have
the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer, see page 8)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• manual shutoff valve *
• ground joint union
• test gauge connection * (see Figure
13, page 8)
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
* An A.G.A. design-certified manual
shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an
acceptable alternative to test gauge connection. The optional A.G.A. design-certified manual shutoff valve can be purchased
from your dealer. See Accessory, page 15.
LOCATING HEATER
CEILING
This heater is designed to be mounted on a
wall.
36"
Minimum
WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances shown in Figure
4. If you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling, and
joining wall.
6"
Minimum
From
Sides Of
Heater
WARNING: Never install the
heater
Left
Side
• in a bathroom (Model CGP10A
- Input 10,000 Btu’s)
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture,
clothing, or other flammable
objects are less than 36 inches
from the front, top, or sides of
the heater
• as a fireplace insert
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
Right
Side
FLOOR
Minimum To
3"Top
Minimum
Surface
Of Carpeti
Of
Carpeting,
Combusti
Tile Or Other
Combustible
Material
Figure 4 - Mounting Clearances As Viewed
From Front of Heater
INSTALLING HEATER TO
WALL
Marking Screw Locations
CAUTION: This heater creates warm air currents. These
currents move heat to wall surfaces next to heater. Installing
heater next to vinyl or cloth wall
coverings or operating heater
where impurities in the air (such
as tobacco smoke) exist, may
discolor walls.
IMPORTANT: Vent-free heaters add moisture to the air. Although this is beneficial,
installing heater in rooms without enough
ventilation air may cause mildew to form
from too much moisture. See Fresh Air for
Combustion and Ventilation, pages 3 through 5.
CAUTION: If you install the
heater in a home garage
• heater pilot and burner must
be at least 18 inches above
floor
• locate heater where moving vehicle will not hit it
1.
Determine where you will locate heater.
WARNING: Maintain minimum
clearances shown in Figure 5. If
you can, provide greater clearances from floor and joining wall.
2.
JOINING WALL
INSTALLING TO
WALL
Mark two mounting screw locations on
wall (see Figure 5).
8 7/8"
Minimum To
Maintain 6"
Clearance
From Wall
7 3/4"
Mounting
20 1/4"
Screw
Minimum To
Locations Maintain 3"
Clearance
From Floor
FLOOR
For convenience and efficiency, install heater
• where there is easy access for operation, inspection, and service
• in coldest part of room
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Figure 5 - Mounting Screw Locations
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INSTALLING TO
WALL
5.
Tighten two screws until 1/16" space
(thickness of penny) is between
screwheads and wall (see Figure 8).
Continued
Thin or
Thick Wall
(thick wall
shown)
Installing Two Mounting Screws
Note: Wall anchors and mounting screws
are in hardware package. The hardware
package is provided with heater.
1/16"
Space
Attaching to wall stud method
For attaching mounting screw to wall stud
1. Drill hole at marked location using
9/64" drill bit.
2. Insert mounting screw into wall stud.
3. Tighten screw until 1/16" space (thickness of penny) is between screwhead
and wall.
Placing Heater On Mounting
Screws
1.
2.
Locate two keyhole slots on back panel
of heater (see Figure 9).
Place large openings of slots over
screwheads. Slide heater down until
screws are in small portion of slots.
Removing Front Panel Of Heater
1.
Remove two screws near bottom corners of front panel.
Lift straight up on grill guard until it
stops. Grill guard will slide up about 1/4".
Pull bottom of front panel forward, then
down.
Insert wall anchor (wings first) into
hole. Tap anchor flush to wall.
For thin walls (1/2" or less), insert red
key into wall anchor. Push red key to
“pop” open anchor wings (see Figure
7). IMPORTANT: Do not hammer key!
For thick walls (over 1/2" thick) or solid
walls, do not pop open wings.
Thin Walls
(1/4" to 1/2"
thick)
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7.
Keyhole Slots
Figure 6 - Folding Anchor
Figure 7 - Popping Open Anchor Wings
For Thin Walls
5.
6.
Locate bottom mounting hole. This
hole is near bottom on back panel of
heater (see Figure 11).
Mark screw location on wall.
Remove heater from wall.
If installing bottom mounting screw
into hollow or solid wall, install wall
anchor. Follow steps 1 through 5 under
Attaching To Wall Anchor Method.
If installing bottom mounting screw
into wall stud, drill hole at marked location using 9/64" drill bit.
Replace heater on wall.
Insert bottom anchor screw through
back panel into bottom anchor or drilled
hole (see Figure 11).
Tighten screw until heater is firmly secured to wall. Do not over tighten.
Note: Do not replace front panel at this
time. Replace front panel after making
gas connections and checking for leaks
(see pages 8 and 9).
Figure 9 - Location Of Keyhole Slots On
Back Panel Of Heater
3.
4.
2.
3.
4.
ANCHOR
Figure 8 - Tightening
Anchors
2.
3.
1.
Solid
Wall
Attaching to wall anchor
method
Follow instructions below to attach mounting screws to hollow walls (wall areas between studs) or solid walls (concrete or
masonry).
1. Drill holes at marked locations using
5/16" drill bit. For solid walls (concrete
or masonry), drill at least 1 1/4" deep.
2. Fold wall anchor (see Figure 6).
Installing Bottom Mounting
Screw
Figure 10 - Removing Front Panel Of
Heater
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Figure 11 - Installing Bottom Mounting
Screw
CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
CONNECTING TO
GAS SUPPLY
NOTICE: A qualified service person must connect heater to gas
supply. Follow all local codes.
CAUTION: Never connect
heater directly to the propane/LP
supply. This heater requires an
external regulator (not supplied).
Install the external regulator between the heater and propane/LP
supply.
The installer must supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce
incoming gas pressure. You must reduce
incoming gas pressure between 11 and 14
inches of water. If you do not reduce incoming gas pressure, heater regulator damage
could occur. Install external regulator with
the vent pointing down as shown in Figure
12. Pointing the vent down protects it from
freezing rain or sleet.
Propane/LP
Supply
Tank
Installation must include a manual shutoff
valve, ground joint union, and plugged 1/8"
NPT tap. Locate NPT tap within reach for
test gauge hook up. NPT tap must be upstream from heater (see Figure 13).
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male
threads. This will prevent excess sealant
from going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe
could result in clogged heater valves.
Install sediment trap in supply line as shown
in Figure 13. Locate sediment trap where it
is within reach for cleaning. Locate sediment trap where trapped matter is not likely
to freeze. A sediment trap traps moisture
and contaminants. This keeps them from
going into heater controls. If sediment trap
is not installed or is installed wrong, heater
may not run properly.
CAUTION: Use pipe joint sealant that is resistant to liquid petroleum (LP) gas.
IMPORTANT: Hold pressure regulator with wrench when connecting it to gas piping and/
or fittings.
Pressure
Regulator
3/8" NPT
Pipe Nipple
Heater
Cabinet
External
Regulator
Vent
Pointing
Down
Figure 12 - External Regulator With Vent
Pointing Down
Ground Joint Union
From
External
Regulator
(11" W.C. to
14" W.C.
Pressure)
Manual
Shutoff
Valve *
Reducer
Bushing to
1/8" NPT
Test
Gauge
Connection *
1/8" NPT
Plug Tap
3" Minimum
CAUTION: Use only new,
black iron or steel pipe. Internally-tinned copper tubing may
be used in certain areas. Check
your local codes. Use pipe 3/8"
diameter or greater to allow
proper gas volume to heater. If
pipe is too small, undue loss of
pressure will occur.
Tee Joint
Tee
Joint
Pipe
Nipple
Sediment Trap
Cap
Figure 13 - Gas Connection
* An A.G.A. design certified manual shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional A.G.A. design certified manual
shutoff valve from your dealer. See Accessory, page 15.
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CHECKING GAS
CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping and connections for leaks
after installation or servicing.
Correct all leaks at once.
WARNING: Never use an open
flame to check for a leak. Apply a
mixture of liquid soap and water
to all joints. Bubbles forming
show a leak. Correct all leaks at
once.
CAUTION: Make sure external regulator has been installed
between propane/LP supply and
heater. See guidelines under Connecting to Gas Supply, page 8.
PRESSURE TESTING GAS
SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2
PSIG
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect heater and its individual
manual shutoff valve from gas supply
piping system. Pressures in excess of
1/2 psig will damage heater regulator.
Cap off open end of gas pipe where
manual shutoff valve was connected.
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane/LP supply tank valve.
Check all joints of gas supply piping
system. Apply mixture of liquid soap
and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Test Pressures Equal To or
Less Than 1/2 PSIG
1.
2.
Close manual shutoff valve (see Figure 14).
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane/LP supply tank valve.
3.
4.
Check all joints from propane/LP supply tank to manual shutoff valve (see
Figure 15). Apply mixture of liquid
soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
PRESSURE TESTING
HEATER GAS
CONNECTIONS
1.
2.
3.
Open manual shutoff valve (see Figure
14).
Open propane/LP supply tank valve.
Make sure control knob of heater is in
the OFF position.
Check all joints from manual shutoff
valve to control valve (see Figure 15).
Apply mixture of liquid soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show
a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Light heater (see Operating Heater,
pages 9 and 10). Check all other internal joints for leaks.
Turn off heater (see To Turn Off Gas To
Appliance, page 10).
Replace front panel.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE
LIGHTING
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must
be lighted by hand. When lighting the
4.
pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all
around the appliance area for gas. Be
sure to smell next to the floor because
5.
some gas is heavier than air and will
settle on the floor.
6.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL
GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
7.
• Do not touch any electric switch;
do not use any phone in your build8.
ing.
ON
Open
• Immediately call your gas supplier
POSITION
Manual
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
Shutoff
the gas supplier’s instructions.
Valve
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn
the gas control knob. Never use tools.
OFF
Closed
POSITION
If the knob will not push in or turn
by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a
Figure 14 - Manual Shutoff Valve
Control
qualified service technician or gas
Valve
supplier. Force or attempted repair
Location
may result in a fire or explosion.
Propane/LP
D. Do not use this appliance if any part
Supply Tank
has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under water.
Manual
Shutoff
Valve
Figure 15 - Checking Gas Joints
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HEATER
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CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
OPERATING
HEATER
Continued
LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
STOP! Read the safety information,
page 9.
Make sure manual shutoff valve is
fully open.
Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise
to the OFF position.
7.
Note: If pilot does not stay lit, refer
to Troubleshooting, pages 12 through
14. Also contact a qualified service
person or gas supplier for repairs.
Until repairs are made, light pilot
with match. To light pilot with match,
see Manual Lighting Procedure.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30
seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps
3 through 7.
Thermocouple
PILOT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ignitor Electrode
Pilot
Burner
Control Knob
Ignitor Button
MANUAL LIGHTING
PROCEDURE
5.
Remove front panel (see Figure 10,
page 12).
Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions.
With control knob pressed in, strike
match. Hold match to pilot until pilot lights.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30
seconds after pilot is lit. After 30 seconds, release control knob.
Replace front panel.
OFF
HIGH
IGNITOR
LOW
Figure 16 - Control Knob In The OFF
Position
Figure 17 - Pilot
4.
8.
5.
6.
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any
gas. Then smell for gas, including
near the floor. If you smell gas,
STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information at the top of column 3,
page 9. If you don’t smell gas, go to
the next step.
Press in control knob and turn counterclockwise C-clockwise to the PILOT
position. Keep control knob pressed
in for five (5) seconds (see Figure 16).
Note: You may be running this
heater for the first time after hooking up to gas supply. If so, the control knob may need to be pressed in
for 30 seconds. This will allow air to
bleed from the gas system.
• If control knob does not pop up
when released, contact a qualified
service person or gas supplier for
repairs.
With control knob pressed in, push
down and release ignitor button. This
will light pilot. The pilot is attached
to the front of burner. The pilot can
be seen through the glass panel. If
needed, keep pressing ignitor button
until pilot lights.
Turn control knob counterclockwise
to the HIGH position. The
C-clockwise
main burner should light. Set control
knob to any heat level between HIGH
and LOW. To turn control knob from
HIGH to a lower setting, press in the
control knob and turn counterclockwise C-clockwise .
Note: Both HIGH and LOW are
locked positions. You must press in
control knob before turning it from
these positions.
CAUTION: Do not try to adjust heating levels by using the
manual shutoff valve.
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
Shutting Off Heater
1.
2.
Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise
to the PILOT position.
Press in control knob and turn clockwise Clockwise to the OFF position.
Shutting Off Burner Only (pilot
stays lit)
1.
Turn control knob clockwise
to the PILOT position.
10
Clockwise
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BURNER FLAME PATTERN
INSPECTING
BURNER
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame
pattern often.
PILOT FLAME PATTERN
Figure 18 shows a correct pilot flame pattern. Figure 19 shows an incorrect pilot
flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is
not touching the thermocouple. This will
cause the thermocouple to cool. When the
thermocouple cools, the heater will shut
down.
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
GOOD PILOT/LP
GRH/OV 007
Figure 18 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Pilot Burner
Figure 20 shows a correct burner flame
pattern. Figure 21 shows an incorrect burner
flame pattern. The incorrect burner flame
pattern shows yellow tipping of the flame. It
also shows the flame higher than 1/2 the
glass panel height.
WARNING: If yellow tipping
occurs, your heater could produce increased levels of carbon
monoxide. If burner flame pattern shows yellow tipping, follow
instructions at bottom of this
page.
NOTICE: Do not mistake orange
flames with yellow tipping. Dust
or other fine particles enter the
heater and burn causing brief
patches of orange flame.
Thermocouple
CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Turn off heater
and let cool before cleaning.
CAUTION: You must keep
control areas, burner, and circulating air passageways of heater
clean. Inspect these areas of
heater before each use. Have
heater inspected yearly by a qualified service person. Heater may
need more frequent cleaning due
to excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, etc.
ODS/PILOT AND BURNER
ORIFICE
• Use a vacuum cleaner, pressurized
air, or small, soft bristled brush to
clean.
CABINET
BAD PILOT/LP
GRH/OV 008
Figure 19 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown
in Figure 19
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas
to Appliance, page 10)
• see Troubleshooting, pages 12
through 14
Air Passageways
1/2 GLASS HEIGHT
CORRECT FLAME PATTERN
(Model CGP10A)
AT HIGH POSITION
(Model CGP6 will be lower due to
lower input rating)
Figure 20 - Correct Burner Flame Pattern
Yellow Tipping
1/2 GLASS HEIGHT
INCORRECT FLAME PATTERN
AT HIGH POSITION
Figure 21 - Incorrect Burner Flame Pattern
If burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown
in Figure 21
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas
to Appliance, page 10)
• see Troubleshooting, pages 12
through 14
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• Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized
air to clean.
Exterior
• Use a soft cloth dampened with a
mild soap and water mixture. Wipe
the cabinet to remove dust.
CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
TROUBLESHOOTING
Note: All troubleshooting items are listed
in order of operation.
WARNING: Turn off heater
and let cool before servicing. Only
a qualified service person should
service and repair heater.
CAUTION: Never use a wire,
needle, or similar object to clean
ODS/pilot. This can damage ODS/
pilot unit.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
When ignitor button is pressed, there is no
spark at ODS/pilot
1. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong
2. Ignitor electrode broken
3. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable
4. Ignitor cable pinched or wet
1. Replace ignitor
2. Replace ignitor
3. Reconnect ignitor cable
5. Piezo ignitor nut is loose
6. Broken ignitor cable
7. Bad piezo ignitor
When ignitor button is pressed, there is
spark at ODS/pilot but no ignition
1. Gas supply turned off or manual shutoff
valve closed
2. Control knob not in PILOT position
3. Control knob not pressed in while in PILOT position
4. Air in gas lines when installed
5. Depleted gas supply
6. ODS/pilot is clogged
7. Gas regulator setting is not correct
ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when
control knob is released
1. Control knob not fully pressed in
2. Control knob not pressed in long enough
3. Manual shutoff valve not fully open
4. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve
5. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple,
which allows thermocouple to cool,
causing pilot flame to go out. This problem could be caused by one or both of
the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially clogged ODS/
pilot
6. Thermocouple damaged
7. Control valve damaged
4. Free ignitor cable if pinched by any
metal or tubing. Keep ignitor cable dry
5. Tighten nut holding piezo ignitor to
heater cabinet. Nut is located inside
heater cabinet at top
6. Replace ignitor cable
7. Replace piezo ignitor
1. Turn on gas supply or open manual
shutoff valve
2. Turn control knob to PILOT position
3. Press in control knob while in PILOT
position
4. Continue holding down control knob.
Repeat igniting operation until air is removed
5. Contact local propane/LP gas company
6. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
7. Replace gas regulator
1. Press in control knob fully
2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep control
knob pressed in 30 seconds
3. Fully open manual shut-off valve
4. Hand tighten until snug, then tighten 1/
4 turn more
5. A) Contact local propane/LP gas company
B) Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
6. Replace thermocouple
7. Replace control valve
Continued
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit
1. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11) or replace burner
orifice
2. Replace burner orifice
3. Contact local propane/LP gas company
2. Burner orifice diameter is too small
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low
Delayed ignition of burner
1. Manifold pressure is too low
2. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Contact local propane/LP gas company
2. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11) or replace burner
orifice
Burner backfiring during combustion
1. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged
1. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11) or replace burner
orifice
2. Replace burner
3. Replace gas regulator
2. Burner damaged
3. Gas regulator defective
Yellow flame during burner combustion
1. Not enough air
2. Inlet gas pressure is too low
3. Gas regulator defective
1. Check burner for dirt and debris. If
found, clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11)
2. Contact local propane/LP gas company
3. Replace gas regulator
Slight smoke or odor during initial operation
1. Residues from manufacturing processes
1. Problem will stop after a few hours of
operation
Heater produces a whistling noise when
burner is lit
1. Turning control knob to HIGH position
when burner is cold
2. Air in gas line
1. Turn control knob to LOW position and
let warm up for a minute
2. Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas checked by local propane/
LP gas company
3. Observe minimum installation clearances (see Figure 4, page 6)
4. Clean burner (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 11) or replace burner orifice
3. Air passageways on heater blocked
4. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice
Heater produces a clicking/ticking noise
just after burner is lit or shut off
1. Metal expanding while heating or contracting while cooling
1. This is common with most heaters. If
noise is excessive, contact qualified service person
Continued
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CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
IMPORTANT: Operating heater where impurities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning
supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or textiles,
etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and create odors.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Heater produces unwanted odors
1. Heater burning vapors from paint, hair
spray, glues, etc. (See IMPORTANT
statement above)
2. Low fuel supply
3. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
1. Ventilate room. Stop using odor-causing
products while heater is running
1. Not enough fresh air is available
1. Open window and/or door for ventilation
2. Contact local propane/LP gas company
3. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11)
Heater shuts off in use (ODS operates)
2. Low line pressure
3. ODS/pilot is partially clogged
2. Refill supply tank
3. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 9)
Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF
position
1. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
2. Control valve defective
1. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 9)
2. Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion
1. Foreign matter between control valve
and burner
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
1. Take apart gas tubing and remove foreign matter
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 9)
Moisture/condensation noticed on windows
1. Not enough combustion/ventilation air.
1. Refer to Fresh Air for Combustion and
Venti-lation requirements (page 3)
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SPECIFICATIONS
CGP6
CGP10A
Btu (Variable)
4,400/6,000
Type Gas
Propane/LP Only
Ignition
Piezo
Pressure Regulator Setting
8" W.C.
Inlet Gas Pressure (inches of water)
Maximum
14"
Minimum
11"
Dimensions, Inches (H x W x D)
Heater
20 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 5
Carton
25 x 16 11/16 x 7 1/2
Weight (pounds)
Heater
13.5
Shipping
19
5,000/10,000
Propane/LP Only
Piezo
8" W.C.
14"
11"
20 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 5
25 x 16 11/16 x 7 1/2
13.5
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TECHNICAL
SERVICE
SERVICE
PUBLICATIONS
You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting.
You can purchase a service manual from the
address listed on the back page of this
manual. Send a check for $5.00 payable to
DESA International.
If so, contact DESA International’s Technical Service Department at 1-800-323-5190.
SERVICE HINTS
ACCESSORY
When gas pressure is too low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner will have delayed ignition
• heater will not produce specified heat
• propane/LP gas supply may be low
Purchase this heater accessory from your
local dealer. If they cannot supply this accessory, either contact your nearest Parts
Central (see page 18) or call DESA
International’s Parts Department at 1-800972-7879 for referral information. You can
also write to the address listed on the back
page of this manual.
When gas quality is bad
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner will produce flames and soot
• heater will backfire when lit
You may feel your gas pressure is too low
or gas quality is bad. If so, contact your
local propane/LP gas supplier.
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MANUAL SHUTOFF
VALVE - GA5010
Manual shutoff valve
with 1/8" NPT tap.
15
REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
Parts Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealer from whom you
purchased this product. If they cannot supply original replacement part(s), call DESA
International’s Technical Service Department at 1-800-323-5190 for referral information.
When contacting your dealer or DESA International, have ready:
• your name
• your address
• model number of your heater
• how heater was malfunctioning
• type of gas used (propane/LP or natural gas)
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the defective part to the factory.
Parts Not Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealers of this product.
If they cannot supply original replacement
part(s), either contact your nearest Parts
Central (see page 18) or call DESA
International’s Parts Department at 1-800972-7879 for referral information.
When calling DESA International, have
ready:
• model number of your heater
• the replacement part number
CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
ILLUSTRATED
PARTS LIST
24
23
25
26
29
22
10
21
20
13
27
14
12
15
HEATER EXPLODED VIEW
10
16
4
11
28
18
7
9
19
6
3
17
5
8
2
12-1
CGP10
12-2
GRHpv014C
1
ODS/PILOT
16
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PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow the instructions
listed under Replacement Parts on page 15 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12-1
12-2
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
PART NUMBER FOR
CGP6
CGP10A
098304-01
099467-02
099318-04
098342-01
102018-01AA
098260-03
098532-03AA
M11084-38
098352-03BR
098271-03
098249-01
099059-03
098514-01
098594-01
099386-02
099387-05
098251-08
099463-01
099415-02
099462-01
099391-02
098276-01
099057-01
099413-02
099468-12
102445-01
099393-01
098508-01
098303-02
099553-01
099818-01
098304-01
099467-02
099318-04
098342-01
102018-01AA
098260-03
098532-03AA
M11084-38
098352-03BR
098271-03
098249-01
099059-03
098514-01
098594-01
099386-02
099387-05
098251-07
099463-01
099415-02
099462-01
099391-02
098276-01
099057-01
099413-02
099468-11
102445-01
099393-01
098508-01
098303-02
099553-01
099818-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel Assembly
Grill Guard
Grill Guard Clip
Bottom Glass Retainer
Glass Panel
Top Glass Retainer
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Deflector Unit
Ignitor Cable
Nut, M5
ODS/Pilot Assembly
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Burner
Pilot Tubing
Injector
Injector Holder
Pressure Regulator
Burner Tubing
Regulator Tubing
1/8" NPT Plug
Pressure Tap Fitting
Control Valve
Cabinet
Piezo Ignitor
Control Knob
Valve Retainer Nut
Screw, #6 x 5/16"
Pilot Shield
Internal Tooth Washer
QTY.
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
8
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
099395-10
100642-02
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100642-02
Control Position Label
Assembly, Hardware
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1
1
CGP10A AND CGP6
PROPANE/LP GAS HEATER
PARTS CENTRALS
These Parts Centrals are privately owned businesses. They have agreed to support our
customer’s needs by providing original replacement parts and accessories.
Baltimore Electric
1348 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
1-800-397-7553
203-248-7553
Parts Department
Portable Heater Parts
342 N. County Rd. 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
All States
219-462-7441
1-800-362-6951
FBD
P.O. Box 1096
1720 Kummer Road
Franklin, KY 42134
502-586-1922
1-800-654-8534
Four Flags Power
Products
1115 Stateline Road
Niles, MI 49120
616-684-2697
1-800-268-4983
Parts Only
Master Service Center
1184 Wilson NW
Walker, MI 49504
616-791-4760
1-800-446-1446
Washer Equipment Co.
1715 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
KS, MO, AR
816-842-3911
East Coast Energy
Products
707 Broadway
W. Long Branch, NJ
07764
908-870-8809
1-800-755-8809
Tarantin Tank Co.
P.O. Box 6129
Freehold, NJ 07728
908-780-9340
1-800-922-0724
Dayton Hardware
P.O. Box 275
North Dayton Station
Dayton, OH 45404
All States
513-258-3721
OH 1-800-762-3426
Halco Enterprises
208 Carter Drive, Unit 21
West Chester, PA 19382
215-696-2670
1-800-368-0803
LA Porte's Parts & Service
2444 North 5th Street
Hartsville, SC 29550
803-332-0191
Parts Department
Cans Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 645
Taylor, SC 29687
All States
803-879-3009
1-800-845-5301
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model
Serial No.
Date Purchased
Always specify model and serial numbers when communicating with the factory.
We reserve the right to amend these specifications at any time without notice. The only warranty applicable is our standard
written warranty. We make no other warranty, expressed or implied.
LIMITED WARRANTY
COMFORT GLOW VENT-FREE RESIDENTIAL GAS HEATERS
DESA International warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and components for two(2) years from the date
of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly installed, operated and maintained in accordance with all
applicable instructions. To make a claim under this warranty the Bill of Sale or cancelled check must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers only the cost of part(s) required to restore
this heater to proper operating condition. Warranty part(s) MUST be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/
or DESA International who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts
voids this warranty. The heater MUST be installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions
furnished with the unit.
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear, or parts that fail or
become damaged as a result of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance or defects caused by improper installation.
Travel, diagnostic cost, labor, transportation and any and all such other costs related to repairing a defective heater will be
the responsibility of the owner.
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THE JURISDICTION THAT GOVERNS THE SALE OF THE
PRODUCT; THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES AND
LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST
PURCHASE; AND DESA INTERNATIONAL’S LIABILITY IS HEREBY LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF
THE PRODUCT AND DESA INTERNATIONAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation on implied warranties, or exclusion or limitation on damages may not apply
to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty write:
INTERNATIONAL
2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
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