KENT KPE216-260 Owner's Instruction Manual

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Model No. KPE216-260 - 7 Fins

KPE216-262 - 11 Fins


Congratulations on your purchase of a Kent

Portable Electric Appliance. Please read the following instructions carefully before use and retain for future reference.


• Read and follow all the instructions below even if you feel you are familiar with the appliance.

• Remove the packing and make sure that the appliance is in tact. If in doubt do not use the appliance and contact the place of purchase.

• Do not leave packaging materials such as bags and staples within reach of children.

• Dispose of packaging carefully and with consideration for the environment.

• It is ideal to retain the appliance carton for seasonal storage.

For your convenience record the date you received the appliance on the warranty page of these instructions, and attach your proof of purchase. Retain this information in the event that a warranty service is required.

NOTE: The rating of this appliance (as marked on the rating label) is based on specific loading tests. Normal use or the use of other recommended attachments may draw significantly less power.


When using any electrically powered appliance, these basic safety precautions should always be followed.



WARNING: DO NOT COVER in order to avoid overheating.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury to persons or property:

• To avoid overheating, keep airflow grilles clear of dust and hair build up - especially if you have indoor pets.

• Use only the voltage specified on the rating label of the appliance.

• Do not cover or restrict airflow to the inlet or outlet grilles in any manner as the appliance may overheat and become a fire risk.

• Do not cover grilles, block entry or exits of airflow by placing the appliance against any surface. Keep all objects at least 1 metre from the front, side and rear of the appliance.

• Do not locate in areas of high foot traffic, ensure the power cord and heater are in view to avoid accidents.

• Do not operate in areas where gasoline, paint or other flammable liquids are used or stored.

• This appliance heats up when in use. To avoid burns, do not touch the front of the appliance or any of the grilles or vents.

• Before moving the appliance, switch off the appliance by unplugging it from the wall and allowing it to cool.

• Do not use this appliance in the immediate surroundings of a bath, a shower or a swimming pool.

• Do not insert or allow foreign objects or metal utensils into any ventilation or exhaust openings as this may cause an electric shock, fire or damage to the appliance.

• Do not use the appliance to dry clothes.

• Do not immerse in liquid or use the appliance near water as this could create an electrical shock hazard.

• If the appliance accidentally comes into contact with water switch off the power supply and do not touch the appliance.

• Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner – in order to avoid a hazard. Return to a qualified electrical person for service or repair.

• Do not operate the appliance with wet hands.

• Do not connect the appliance to the mains voltage until completely assembled and adjusted.

• This appliance is not intended for outdoor use.

• Always operate upright, on a flat, firm surface only.

• CAUTION: This product is NOT suitable to be used on long pile carpets.

• Unroll the cord before operating. Operating with a coiled cord may cause overheating and fire risk.

• The use of an extension cord with this appliance is not recommended.

• Do not remove the plug from the power socket until the appliance has been switched off.

• Always hold the plug when removing it from the wall, do not pull the cord.

• Always unplug the appliance when it is not in use.

• Do not allow the cord to come in to contact with the appliance surface during operation.

• Do not run the cord under carpeting, mats or rugs etc. Arrange the cord away from traffic areas so that it will not be tripped over.

• Do not twist, kink or wrap the cord around the appliance as this may cause the insulation to weaken and split.

• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

• This appliance is intended for light domestic use and not for heavy duty commercial or industrial use.

• The appliance must not be located immediately below or in front of a socketoutlet.

• CAUTION: In order to avoid a hazard due to inadvertent resetting of the thermal cutout, this appliance must not be supplied through an external switching device, such as a timer, or connected to a circuit that is regularly switched on and off by the utility.

• Never remove the cover of the appliance

– in case of a fault contact a qualified service person.

• Use this appliance only as described in this manual.

• Any other use is not recommended by the manufacturer and may cause fire, electric shock or injury.

Heater Specifications

Model No.: KPE216-260

Heat Settings: 600W / 900W / 1500W

Rating: 220-240V~, 50Hz

Model No.: KPE216-262

Heat Settings: 1000W / 1400W / 2400W

Rating: 220-240V~, 50Hz



1. Position the heater carefully upside down.

2. Take the U-bolt and insert it in between the end and next fin.

Place the wheel base assembly over the screw ends of the U-bolt and fix tight using the wing nut supplied.

KPE216-262 - 11 fins


NOTE: When switched on for the first time a slight odour may be emitted for a few minutes. This is harmless and occurs with most appliances as slight traces of dust or lubricants may have collected during manufacture.

Positioning of the Heater

The appliance must be placed on a flat, firm surface and should only be operated at a minimum distance of 1 metre from any wall or other object. For best performance, position the heater in order to optimise the air flow of the room.








KPE216-260 - 7 fins







3. Repeat the same process at the other end of the heater.

4. Turn the heater the right way up.






• Place the heater on a flat, firm surface in a stable upright position.

• Ensure the red power switch is in the OFF

(O) position.

• Unwind the power cord and plug your heater into a power socket (observing the instructions regarding positioning). Ensure the voltage on the specification plate is the same as in your home and the power cord is lying safely on the ground.

• Turn the red power switch ON (I). The heater will beep once, and the switch will illuminate.

• Press the ( ) button to switch the heater

ON. The digital screen will display and the

heater defaults to the High Power ( )

setting. Press mode button for continuous

operation ( ).

No. of Fins

Low Power

Medium Power

High Power

KPE216-260 KPE216-262

7 11

600W 1000W





• Press the ( ) button again to change to

Medium Power ( ) setting.

• Press the ( ) button again to change to

Low Power ( ) setting.

• Press the ( ) button again to turn the heater OFF.

• Note that the heater will remain ON until it is manually turned OFF unless you use the

Thermostat and/or Timer Function.

• To switch the heater off fully, press the ( ) button to switch the heater OFF, and then press the power switch to OFF (O).

Thermostat Function

• Set the desired room temperature by pressing the ‘MODE’ button until the

Temperature symbol ( ) illuminates.

• Use the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ button to set your desired temperature.

• When the desired temperature is set the

Temperature symbol ( ) continues to be illuminated.

• When the set room temperature is reached the heater will turn-off and the Temperature symbol ( ) will stop flashing.

• The heater will turn back on when the room temperature drops below the set temperature.

• Use the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ button to change the desired room temperature at any time.

• The temperature setting can be set to either Celsius (C) or Fahrenheit (F) by pressing the (°C/°F) button.

24 Hour Timer Function

Note: Always set your desired temperature prior to setting the Timer so that the heater turns ON at the desired temperature setting.

Once operating the heater will turn ON and

OFF as per the selected desired temperature setting.

The Auto-Off and Auto-On functions cannot be combined.

Auto-Off: Use this function only if you want the heater to automatically turn OFF after a certain period of time (1 to 24 hours from the time the function is set).

• Press the ‘MODE’ button until the ‘Timer’

( ) symbol flashes. The ‘AUTO OFF’ and

‘Hour’ display will appear.

• Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons to set the heater operation time between 1 and 24 hours.

This function will activate once the Timer symbol stops flashing.

• The heater will automatically turn off when the time runs out. Note that if the heater does not set a specific time, it will automatically turn off after 10 hours.


Auto-On: Use this function only if you wish to have the heater automatically turn ON after a delayed period of time (1 to 24 hours from the time the function is set).

Important: Ensure you position your heater carefully as when using this function it will turn

ON automatically after the chosen time delay.

• Press the ‘MODE’ button until the ‘Timer’

( ) symbol flashes. The ‘AUTO ON’ and

‘Hour’ display will appear.

• Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons to set the heater operation time between 1 and 24 hours.

This function will activate once the Timer symbol stops flashing.

• The heater will automatically turn on when the time delay expires. Note that if the heater does not set a specific time, it will automatically turn off after 10 hours.


• Press the MODE button until the continuous operation symbol ( ) appears. In this mode the Auto-Off, Auto-On and Themostat

Functions will be cancelled.

• In this mode the heater will operate to the thermostat maximum temperature setting

( , or ).


Over-Heat Protection

• This heater is protected with an over-heat protection cut-out facility that switches it off automatically if it over-heats.

• Overheating can be caused by obstruction to the air intakes on the back of the heater or the grill on the front.

• If this occurs please disconnect the heater from the power socket and allow it to cool for 30 minutes. Remove any obstruction and turn the heater back on.

• The heater should operate normally.

Should the problem persist contact your nearest service centre.

Safety Cut-Out Switch

• The heater is fitted with a safety cut-out switch to switch the heater off if it is knocked over.

• If the heater is knocked over and the cut-out switch activates turn the heater off at the power outlet and take EXTREME care when standing the heater upright as it will still be hot.

• Inspect the heater for damage especially to the heating elements and supply cord.

• If any damage is visible do not operate the heater.


• IMPORTANT: Turn off the heater. Switch off the power switch and disconnect the heater from the power socket. Wait for the heater to be completely cool before cleaning.

• Vacuum clean air vents and grilles to remove dust from these areas.

• To remove dust on external surfaces, wipe the heater with a damp (not wet) lint- free cloth rinsed in hot soapy water only.

• Do not use any harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners.

• Do not spray with liquids or submerge in liquids or water.

• Do not attempt to clean the interior of the heater.

• Do not attempt to open the heater casing at any time.


• Store the heater carefully in a dust-free area during the off season. It is ideal to store the heater in the carton it was supplied in. Neatly wind the cord of the heater around the bracket provided to prevent damage to the cord.


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1. Appliances will be free from defects in

material and workmanship under normal

use and service when installed and used in

accordance with all applicable local laws

and regulations.

2. If, during the warranty period, a product

fails to operate properly due to defects in

workmanship or materials, Aber will either,

at its option, repair or replace the product

without charge to the purchaser.

The following circumstances or events are either deemed to be outside the scope of the general warranty policy as set out above, or will invalidate any warranty claim:

• Normal customer maintenance, including

yearly maintenance, routine maintenance,

lubrication, etc.

• Damage caused by the continued use of a

product after a fault has occurred.

• Accident, Act of God, nature or war, theft,

abuse, misuse, negligence or neglect,

including improper installation.

• Failure to operate or maintain the product in

accordance with the owner’s manual

furnished with the product.

• Any alterations or modifications, including

those affecting the product’s performance,

operation, safety, durability or changes in

its intended use.

• Additional damage to parts or components

due to consented use occurring after any of

the above conditions.

• Incorrect installation or commissioning.

• Incorrect electrical installation or fitment to

an inappropriate supply. Any electrical

installation (fitting and wiring of new wall

sockets etc) must be performed by a

qualified electrician.

• The warranty applies only to the goods

supplied and does not cover any other

damage incurred.

• No agent, representative, dealer or

employee of Aber or any other person has

the authority to increase or alter the

obligations of Aber under these warranties.

Proper Maintenance and Operation

The original purchaser must exhibit reasonable care in the maintenance and operation of the product as explained in the maintenance section of the owner/operator’s manual. When in doubt, the Retailer should be contacted by the original purchaser for advice.


Should a product failure occur then the original dealer should be contacted together with proof of purchase.

The following will apply to all products from date of purchase by the original consumer for use in a normal, domestic situation.

Portable Electric Heaters: 2 years from date of purchase.

Products used for business purposes will carry a 90 day warranty.

For full warranty terms & conditions please refer to our website:

Kent ®

is a registered trademark of Aber, Hamilton, NZ.



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