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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Model #
MHVFRD10NG
AND OWNER’S MANUAL MHVFBF10NG
READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY: Read and follow all instructions. Place instructions in a safe
place for future reference. Do not allow anyone who has not read these instructions to assemble,
light, adjust or operate the heater.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance. CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
UNVENTED NG-GAS FIRED ROOM HEATER
Blue Flame Heaters
MHVFBF10NG
Plaque Heaters­
MHVFRD10NG
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.­
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Shut off gas supply
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch an 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.
- 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 and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to Fresh Air for Combustion and
Ventilation section on page 4 of this manual.­
WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property
damage. Refer to this manual for correct installation and operational procedures. For assistance or additional
information consult a qualified installer, service agency, or gas supplier.­
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket permanently manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited
by local codes. This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not
convertible for use with any other gas.­
Mr. Heater, Inc., 4560 W. 160TH ST., CLEVELAND, OHIO 44135 · 800-251-0001
Unvented Natural Gas Fired Room Heater
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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,
electrical shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning.­
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WARNING: This appliance is equipped for natural
gas. Field conversion is not permitted.
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WARNING: Do not use any accessory not
approved for use with this heater.­
WARNING: Any change to this heater or its
controls can be dangerous.­
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Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near the appliance.
Due to high temperatures, heater should be
kept out of traffic and away from furniture and
draperies.­
Surface of heater becomes very hot when
running. Keep children and adults away
from hot surfaces to avoid burns or clothing
ignition. Heater will remain hot for a time
after shutdown. Allow heater surfaces to cool
before handling.­
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Young children should be carefully supervised
when they are in the same room with heater.­
Make sure grille guard is in place before
running heater. If screen or grille guard is
removed for servicing it must be replaced prior
to operating the heater.­
Keep the appliance area clear and free from
combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids.­
Children and adults should be alerted to the
hazard of high surface temperature and should
stay away to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
Any safety screen or guard removed for
servicing an appliance must be replaced prior
to operating the heater
CONTENTS
SOCIAL MEDIA
WARNINGS.........................................................................2
SPECIFICATIONS..................................................................3
PRECAUTIONS.....................................................................3
DETERMINING THE TYPE OF HEATER LOCATION SPACE......4
INSTALLATION....................................................................5
FASTENING HEATER TO WALL.............................................6
FLOOR MOUNTING AWAY FROM WALL..............................8
CONNECTING TO GAS SUPPLY............................................8
OPERATING YOUR HEATER................................................ 10
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE........................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING......................................................... 13
EXPLODED-VIEW PARTS DRAWING.................................... 14
PARTS LIST........................................................................ 15
WARRANTY ..................................................................... 16
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
MHVFRD10NG
MHVFBF10NG
BTU (Available)­
4,500(Low)-10,000­(High)
4,500(Low)-10,000­(High)
Type of Gas­
Natural Gas Only­
Natural Gas Only­
Ignition­
Piezo­
Piezo­
Pressure Regulator Setting­
4.5 Inches of Water ­
4.5 Inches of Water
Inlet Gas Pressure (Maximum)­
14 Inches of Water­
14 Inches of Water
Inlet Gas Pressure (Minimum)­
7 Inches of Water­
7 Inches of Water­
Thermostatic Control­
No­
No
Clearances: inches (mm)­­
Top­
36” (915cm)­
36” (915cm)­
Sides­
10” (254cm)­
10” (254cm)­
Floor (min. to top of carpet)­
3” (76cm)­
3” (76cm)­
Fabric / flammable objects­
36” (915cm)­
36” (915cm)­36” (915cm)­
**Operating heater above elevations of 4,500 feet could cause the pilot/ODS to shutdown heater.**
PRECAUTIONS:
DANGER: Carbon monoxide poisoning may lead to
death.­
1. 10,000 BTU may be installed in a bedroom, but
not a bathroom, or any place where a strong wind
would shut down the appliance.
2. This heater needs outside ventilation air to run
properly. The Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS)
safety shutoff system shuts down the heater if not
enough fresh air is available. See Fresh Air for
Combustion and Ventilation, page 4.
WARNING: An unvented heater having an input
of more than 10,000 Btu/hr (2 931W) shall not be
installed in a bedroom or bathroom.
3.Keep all air openings in heater clear, free of debris
or any blockage. This will insure that enough air for
proper combustion enters the heater.
4. If heater shuts off, do not relight until you provide
fresh, outside air. If heater keeps shutting off, it
requires servicing.
5. Turn off and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified
service person should service and repair heater.
6. Do not run heater:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble
the flu, with headaches, dizziness, 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, persons
with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the
influence of alcohol, and those at high altitudes.
Natural Gas:
Raw natural gas is odorless. An odor making agent is
added to natural gas, which helps you detect a natural
gas leak. However the odor added to natural gas can
fade. So natural gas may be present even though no
odor is detected. 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.
Product Features
• Where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored
• During dusty conditions.
7. Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner or
similar products, turn heater off. If heated the vapors from
these products may create a white powder residue
within burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.
8. Do not use heater if any part has been underwater.
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 underwater.
9. Operating heater above elevations of 4,500 feet
could cause the pilot/ODS to shutdown heater.
10. Always run heater with control knob in a locked
position. Never set control knob between locked
positions. Poor combustion and higher levels of
carbon monoxide may result if control knob is left
between locked positions.
Unvented Natural Gas Fired Room Heater
Control Knob
Burners
Grill
Heater
Cabinet
Front Panel
Figure 1
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SAFETY DEVICE
b.Whether stripping has been added on openable
windows and doors, and
c. Caulking or sealants are applied to areas such
as joints around windows and door frames,
between wall-ceiling joints, between wall panels, at
penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines,
and at other openings.
If you home does not meet all of the three criteria
above, see Determing the Type of Heater Location
Space, below.
This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen Depletion
Sensor (ODS) safety shut off system. The ODS/pilot
shuts off the heater if there is not enough fresh air.
IGNITION SYSTEM
PIEZO: BF10NG/ RD10NG – The heater is equipped
with a piezo manual ignitor. This system requires no
matches, batteries, or other source to light heater.
LOCAL CODES
Install and use heater with care.
Installation must conform to local codes or in the
absences of local codes, use the latest edition of
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
Confined Space and Unconfined Space
The National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54/ ANSI Z223.1
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 communication only if there
are door less passageways or ventilation grills
between them.
UNPACKING
1. Remove heater from carton.
2. Remove all protective packaging applied to
heater for shipment.
3. Check heater for any shipping damage. If
heater is damaged, promptly inform dealer
where you bought heater.
FRESH AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
WARNING: This heater shall not be installed in
a confined space or unusually tight construction
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.­
DETERMINING THE TYPE OF HEATER
LOCATION SPACE:
Use this method to determine if you have a confined or
unconfined space.
Note: the space includes the room in which
you install heater plus any adjoining rooms with
doorless passageways or ventilation grills between
the rooms.
1.Find the volume of the space by multiplying room
length x width x height.
Example: Space size 18ft (length) x 18ft. (width) x 8ft. (height) = 2592
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.
Example: 2592 cu.ft. (volume of space) / 50 cu.ft. = 51.8 or 51,800 (maximum Btu/hr the space can support)
WARNING: This heater shall not be installed in a
room or space unless the required volume of indoor
combustion air is provided by the method described
in the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA
54, the International Fuel Gas Code, or applicable
local codes.
3. Add the Btu/hr of all the fuel-burning appliances
in the space such as, Vent–free heater, Gas water
ESTABLISHING ADEQUATE VENTILATION
The following are excerpts 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:
1. Unusually Tight Construction
2. Unconfined Space
3. Confined Space
This heater must not be installed in a confined space
or unusually tight construction unless provisions are
provided for adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The information on pages 4 and 5 will help you classify
your space and provide adequate ventilation.
Unusually Tight Construction
If your home meets all of the three following criteria you
must provide additional fresh air. See Ventilation Air
from Outdoors, page 5.
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 (6 x 10-11 kg per pa-sec-m2)
or less with openings gasketed or sealed and
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heater, Gas furnace, Vented gas heater, Gas
fireplace logs, and Other gas appliances*
*Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Directvent draws combustion air from the outdoors and
vents to the outdoors.
Example:
Gas water heater 40,000 Btu/hr
Vent Free Heater + 20,000 Btu/hr
Total
=60,000 Btu/hr
4.Compare the maximum Btu/hr the space can support
with the actual amount of Btu/hr used.
Example: 51,800 Btu/hr (maximum Btu/hr the space can support)
60,000 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, and the space of an adjoining
room. If the extra space provides an unconfined
space, remove door to adjoining room or add
ventilation grills between the rooms. See Ventilation
Air From Inside Building (Fig. 2)
B.Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation
Air From Outdoors (Fig. 3).
C.Install a lower Btu/hr heater if lower Btu/hr size
makes room unconfined.
If 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.
12”
Ventilation
Gills into
Adjoining
Room - Option 1
Ventilation Gills into Adjoining Room - Option 2
12”
Figure 2
VENTILATION AIR
OUTLET AIR
VENTILATED
ATTIC
TO ATTIC
OUTLET
AIR
TO CRAWL
SPACE
INLET
AIR
VENTILATION CRAWL SPACE
Figure 3.
Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54/ ANSI Z223.1, Section 5.3,
Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of
ventilation grills or ducts.
*IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for inlet or
outlet into attic. If attic has a thermostat-controlled
power vent, heated air entering the attic will activate
the power vent.
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 4
through 6.­
VENTILATION AIR
Ventilation from Inside Building
This fresh air would come from an adjoining unconfined
space. When ventilation 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 & 2 of figure 2). You can also remove door into
adjoining room (see option3, fig 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.
INSTALLATION
WARNING: Any change to this heater or its
controls can be dangerous.
WARNING: Rework worksheet, adding the space
of the adjoining unconfined space. The combined
space must have enough fresh air to supply all appliance in both spaces.­
NOTICE: This appliance is intended for supplemental
heating. Use this heater along with your primary heating
system. Do not install this heater as your primary heat
source. If you have a central heating system, you may
run system’s circulating blower while using heater. This
will help circulate the heat throughout the house. In the
event of a power outage, you can use this heater as
your primary heat source for the duration of the outage.­
Ventilation from Outdoors
If necessary provide extra fresh air by using ventilation
grills or ducts. Connect these items directly to the
outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors. These
include attics* and crawl spaces. Follow the National
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Or remove
door into
Adjoining
Room Option 3
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WARNING: A qualified service person must install
heater. Follow all local codes.­
For convenience and efficiency, install the heater:
• Where there is easy access for operation,
inspection, and service.
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use only natural gas. If your gas supply is not natural
gas, do not install heater. Call dealer where you bought
heater for proper type heater.
• In the coldest part of the room.
CAUTION: If you install the heater in a home garage:
• Heater pilot and burner must be at least 18
THIS INSTALLATION REQUIRES:
inches above floor­.
Before installing heater, make sure you have the items
listed below:
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• Locate heater where moving vehicle will not hit it.­
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 covering or
operating heater where impurities (such as tobacco
smoke, aromatic candles, cleaning fluids, oil or kerosene
lamps, etc.) are present in the air may discolor walls.­
WARNING: Never install the heater:­
• In a recreational vehicle­.
Piping (check local codes)
Sealant (resistant to natural gas)
Equipment shutoff valve*
Ground joint union
Test gauge connection*
Sediment trap
• Where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other
Tee joint
Pipe wrench
*A CSA/AGA certified equipment shutoff valve with 1/8”
NPT tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase a CSA/AGA certified equipment shutoff
valve from your dealer.
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WARNING: Heater must be mounted to maintain
the minimum clearances shown in Figure 4. If
possible, provide greater clearances from the floor,
ceiling, and joining walls.­
LOCATING HEATER
This heater is designed to be mounted on the wall. The
heater can also be located on a non-combustible floor,
away from a wall by using the floor mounting stands
included with the heater. If installed on combustible flooring
such as carpeting, tile or other combustible material other
than wood flooring, the heater must be placed on a wood
panel the full width and depth of the appliance.
10”(254cm)
from sides
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
FASTENING HEATER TO WALL
Mounting Bracket
The mounting bracket in located on the back panel of
heater (see figure 5). It has been taped there for shipping. Remove mounting bracket from back panel.
36”(915cm)
min. from ceiling
Mounting
Bracket
Left
Side
Right
Side
Figure 5
Removing Front Panel of Heater
1. Remove (4) screws total there are (2) screws
on either side of the heater. (Figure 6)
2. Pull the front panel and back panel apart.
Floor
3” min. to top surface of carpet, tile
or other combustible material
Attaching Mounting Bracket to Wall
Use holes on each end of mounting bracket to attach
bracket to wall. These holes are 16 inches apart. Attach
mounting bracket to wall in one of two following ways.
1. Attach to wall studs
2. Attach to wall anchor
Figure 4
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Attaching to Wall using Anchor:
For attaching mounting bracket to hollow walls (wall
areas between studs) or solid walls (concrete or
masonry)
Note: Wall anchors, mounting screws, and spacer
are in hardware package. The hardware package is
provided with heater.
1. Drill holes at marked locations using 5/16” drill
bit. For solid walls (concrete or masonry), drill
at least 1” deep.
2. Fold wall anchor as shown in figure 8 below.
(2) Screws
(2) Screws
Figure 6
Attaching to Wall Stud:
This way is the best providing the strongest mounting in
wood frame houses.
Attaching to Wall Anchor:
This way allows you to attach mounting bracket to hollow walls (wall areas between studs) or to solid walls
(concrete or masonry).
Decide which way best suits your needs. Either method
will provide a secure hold for the mounting bracket.
1. Tape mounting bracket to wall where heater
will be located. Make sure mounting bracket is
level. For wall stud mounting locate one end of
the mounting bracket over a wall stud.
WARNING: Maintain minimum clearances
shown in figure 7. If you can, provide greater
clearances from the floor and joining wall.­
2. Mark screw locations on wall (see figure 7).
3. Remove tape and mount bracket from wall.
Figure 8.
3. Insert wall anchor (wings first) into hole. Tap
anchor flush to wall.
4. For thin walls (1/2” or less) insert red key into
wall anchor.
5. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line up
holes on each end of bracket with wall anchors.
6. Insert mounting screws through bracket and
into wall anchors.
7. Tighten screws until mounting bracket is firmly
fastened to wall.
Placing Heater on Mounting Bracket
1. Locate two horizontal slots on back pane of
heater (see figure 9).
2. Place heater onto mounting bracket. Slide horizontal slots onto stand-out tabs on mounting
bracket.
Adjoining Wall
See clearance
specs on Pg 3
16” (Lg)
12-9/64” (Sm)
Figure 9
18” Min.
Mark mounting hole locations
and drill holes where indicated.
Allow for minimum clearances
Horizontal Slots
Mounting Bracket
mounted to wall
Figure 7
Attaching to Wall Stud:
For attaching mounting bracket to wall studs
1. Drill holes at marked locations using 9/64” drill
bit.
2. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line up
holes on each end of bracket with hole drilled in
wall.
3. Insert mounting screws through bracket and
into wall studs.
4. Tighten screws until mounting bracket is firmly
fastened to wall studs.
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Installing Bottom Mounting Screws
1. Locate two bottom mounting holes. These
holes are near bottom on back panel of heater
(see figure 10).
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Screw
hole
Note: Use of floor mounting feet will require
you to use a 3/8 NPT street elbow to make gas
connection.
Screw
hole
CONNECTING TO GAS SUPPLY
WARNING: A qualified service person must connect heater to gas supply. Follow all local codes.­
WARNING: This appliance requires a 3/8” NPT
(National Pipe Thread) inlet connection to the
pressure regulator. Use of floor mounting feet will
require you to use a 3/8 NPT street elbow to make
gas connection.­
Figure 10
2. Mark screws locations on wall.
3. Remove heater from mounting bracket.
4. If installing bottom mounting screw into hollow
or solid wall, install wall anchors. Follow steps 1
through 4 under Attaching to Wall using Anchor.
If installing bottom mounting screw into wall
stud, drill holes at marked locations using 9/64”
drill bit.
5. Re-place heater onto mounting bracket.
6. Place spacers between bottom mounting holes
and wall anchor or drilled hole.
7. Hold spacer in place with one hand. With the
other hand, insert mounting screw through
bottom mounting hole and spacer. Place tip of
screw in opening of wall anchor or drilled hole.
8. Tighten both screws until heater is firmly
secured to wall. Do not over tighten.
Note: Do not re-place front panel at this time. Replace front panel after making gas connections and
checking for leaks.
CAUTION: Never connect heater to private (non-utility)
gas well. This gas is commonly known as well-head gas.­
IMPORTANT: Check your gas line pressure before
connecting heater to gas line. Gas line pressure
must be no greater than 14 inches of water. If gas line
pressure is higher, heater regulator damage could
occur.
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 of larger
enough diameter to allow proper gas volume to heater.
If pipe is too small, undue loss of pressure will occur.­
Installation must include an equipment shutoff valve,
union and plugged 1/8” NPT tap. Locate NPT tap within
reach of test gauge hookup. NPT tap must be upstream
from heater (see figure 12).
*A CSA/AGA certified equipment shutoff valve with
1/8” NPT tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge
connection. Purchase the CSA/AGA certified equipment
shutoff valve from your dealer.
IMPORTANT: Install an equipment shutoff valve in an
accessible location. The equipment shutoff valve is for
turning on or shutting off the gas to the appliance.
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 fuel train.
CAUTION: Use pipe joint sealant that is resistant to
natural gas.­
Install sediment trap in supply line as shown in figure
12. Locate sediment trap where it is within reach
for cleaning. A sediment trap traps moisture and
contaminants. This keeps them from going into heater.
If sediment trap is not installed or is installed improperly,
heater may not run correctly.
IMPORTANT: Hold pressure regulator with wrench
when connecting it to gas piping and/or fittings.
FLOOR MOUNTING AWAY FROM WALL:
Installing Support Feet (see figure 11)
1. Lay heater onto table on its back with bottom
edge overhanging table edge.
2. Securely attach feet to bottom of heater using
2 – self-tapping screws each.
Figure 11
Note: Feet should have long end going out the
front of heater, and the edge coinciding with side of
heater. If feet overhang side of the heater, switch
leg location.
3. Place heater on non-combustible surface (see
Locating Heater, page 6) before proceeding
with gas connection. If this will be a permanent
location, heater may be locked into position
using anchoring holes in mounting feet.
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Low Pressure
Test Pressure Equal To or Less Than ½ psig (3.5 kPa)
HEATER CABINET
Pressure
Regulator
1. Close equipment shutoff valve (see figure 13).
2. Pressurize supply piping system by either using
compressed air or opening main gas valve on
or near gas meter.
3. Check all joints from the gas meter to
equipment shutoff valve (see figure 14). Apply
mixture of liquid soap and water to gas joints.
Bubbles forming show a leak.
4. Correct all leaks at once.
5. Depressurize and relieve pressure from supply
piping system.
3/8” NPT Pipe Nipple
Ground Joint Union
Nipple
Shutoff Valve
Nipple
1/8” NPT Plug Tap
Test Gauge
Connection
Tee Joint
Fuel line from
Gas Meter
(4”W.C to 10.5” WC Pressure)
Reducer Bushing
to 1/8” NPT
Nipple
Tee Joint
3” minimum
Nipple
Sediment
Trap
Pressure Testing Heater Gas Connections:
1. Make sure that the heater supply piping system
is connected and has been leak tested as
described above.
2. Make sure control knob of heater is in OFF
position.
Cap
Figure 12
CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping and connections for
leaks after installing or servicing. Correct all leaks
at once.­
WARNING: Never use an open flame to check for
a gas leak. Apply a mixture of liquid soap and water
to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once.­
Open
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Closed
PRESSURE TESTING GAS SUPPLY PIPING
SYSTEM
High Pressure
Test pressure in Excess of ½ psig (3.5kPa)
Figure 13
3. Open equipment shutoff valve (see figure 13).
4. Open natural gas supply valve.
5. Check all joints from equipment shutoff valve
to control valve (see figure 14). Apply mixture
of liquid soap and water to gas joints. Bubble
forming show a leak.
1. The appliance and its appliance main gas valve
must be disconnected from the gas supply
piping system during any pressure testing of
that system at test pressures in excess of ½
psi (3.5 kPa). The appliance must be isolated
from the gas supply piping system by closing
its equipment shutoff valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than ½ psi (3.5 kPa).
2. Cap off open end of gas pipe where equipment
shutoff valve was connected.
3. Pressurize supply piping system by either using
compressed air or opening main gas valve on
or near gas meter.
4. Check all connections and joints in gas supply
piping system. Apply mixture of liquid soap and
water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
5. Correct all leaks at once.
6. Depressurize and relieve pressure in supply
piping system.
7. Reconnect heater and equipment shutoff valve
to gas supply.
8. Reconnected fittings must be checked for leaks
in next section.
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Control Valve
To gas meter
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Figure 14
6. Correct all leaks at once.
7. Light heater (see Operating Your Heater, page
page 10.
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Note: The first time that the heater is operated after
connecting the gas supply, the control knob should
be depressed for about 30 seconds. This will allow
air to bleed from the gas system.
6. Push in control knob and rotate control
knob back to OFF position then rotate
counterclockwise to PILOT/IGN position. This
will light pilot. If needed gently keep rotating
control knob back and forth while depressed
until pilot lights.
7. Keep control knob depressed in for ten (10)
seconds after lighting pilot. If pilot goes out,
repeat steps 4, 5, 6 and 7.
If pilot does not stay lit, refer to
Troubleshooting, pages 12-13. Also, contact
a qualified service person or gas supplier for
repairs.
8. Turn off heater (see To Turn OFF Gas to
Appliance, page 10.
9. Replace front panel.
OPERATING YOUR HEATER
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 that must be lighted
by hand. When lighting the 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 some gas is heavier than air
and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
If control knob does not pop up when released,
contact a qualified service person or gas
supplier for repairs.
8. FOR RD10NG: Turn control knob to “HI” to light
heater. Leave on “HI” position until the burner
tiles have turned bright orange.
After the burner tiles have turned bright orange,
adjust heat output by turning Control Knob to
desired position (“LO” or “HI”). NOTE: Both tiles
turn ignite only in the HI position.
FOR BF10NG: When the pilot is lit, turn the control
knob to “HI” position to light.
FOR BF10NG: After flame is established on
“HI”, adjust heat output by turning control knob
to desired position (“LO” or “HI”). Do not operate
heater between locked positions.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use
any phone in your building.
• Immediately call you gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you can not reach your gas supplier, call the
•
•
fire department.
Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas
control knob. Never use tools. If knob will not
push in or turn by hand, don’t try to repair it; call
a qualified service technician or gas supplier.
Force or attempted repair may result in a fire or
explosion.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been
underwater. Immediately call a qualified service
technician to inspect the appliance and to
replace any part of the control system which
has been underwater.
Control Knob
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the all safety information included
with and on the side of heater.
2. Check that gas supply to heater is on.
3. Push in gas control knob and slightly turn
clockwise
to the OFF position (see figure
16).
Note: Knob cannot be turned from PILOT to OFF
unless knob is pushed in slightly. Do not force.
4. 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 above. If you do not smell gas, go
to the next step.
5. Push in gas control know slightly and turn
counterclockwise
to PILOT/IGN and
depress for five (5) seconds.
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Figure 16
CAUTION: Do not try to adjust heating level by using
equipment shutoff valve.­
WARNING: When running heater, set control knob
at “LO” or “HI” locked positions. Poor combustion
and higher levels of carbon monoxide may result
if heater is operated with control knob positioned
between locked positions.­
IMPORTANT: Release downward pressure while
turning control knob. Control knob must be locked at
the desired position.
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TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
CLEANING ODS/PILOT AND BURNER
SHUTTING OFF HEATER:
1. Turn off equipment shutoff valve.
• Use as vacuum cleaner, pressurized air or
small soft bristled brush to clean.
2. Turn control knob clockwise
to the OFF
position.
SHUTTING OFF BURNER ONLY (PILOT STAYS LIT)
1. Turn control knob clockwise
to the
PILOT/IGN position.
CLEANING BURNER PILOT AIR HOLE INLET
We recommend that you clean the unit every 2,500
hours of operation or every three months. We also
recommend that you keep the burner tube and pilot
assembly clean and free of dust and dirt. To clean these
parts we recommend using compressed air no greater
than 30 psig.
This can be done by using a vacuum cleaner in the
blow position, using compressed air in a can, please
follow the directions on the can. If you don’t follow
directions on the can you could damage the burner or
pilot assembly. In addition, the directions that follow
should also be followed.
1. Shut off the unit, including the pilot. Allow the
unit to cool for at least thirty minutes.
2. Inspect burner and pilot for dust and dirt.
3. Blow air through the port/slots and holes in the
burner.
A yellow tip on the pilot flame indicates dust and dirt in
the pilot assembly. To clean the pilot assembly find the
small pilot air inlet hole about two inches from where
the pilot flame comes out of the pilot assembly (see
figure 18). With the unit off, lightly blow air through the
air inlet hole. You may blow through a drinking straw if
compressed air is not available.
INSPECTING BURNER
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame pattern
often.
PILOT FLAME PATTERN
Figure 17 show a correct pilot flame pattern and an
incorrect pilot flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame
pattern is not touching thermocouple. This will cause
the thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple
cools, the heater will shut down. If pilot flame pattern is
incorrect, as shown in Figure 17:
• Turn heater off (see To Turn OFF Gas to
Appliance, page 10.
• See Troubleshooting, pages 12-13.
CLEANING HEATER CABINET
Air passageways
Correct pilot position.
Correct pilot position.
• Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized air to
Figure 17
clean
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Exterior
WARNING: Turn off heater and let cool before
servicing.­
For maintenance of the inside cabinet or to access
the burner and pilot assembly for cleaning or service.
Remove the four screws(two located on each side) that
secure the front shell to the unit.(Figure 6) Gently lift
up on the front shell to disengage the hooks and pull
forward to remove it. You will now be able to access all
of the internal components of the appliance.
CAUTION: You must keep control areas, burner and
circulation air passageways of heater clean. Inspect
these areas of heater before use. Have the heater
inspected yearly by a qualified service person. Heater
may need more frequent cleaning due to excess lint
from carpeting, bedding material, pet hair, etc.­
Make sure grille guard is in place before running
heater. If screen or grille guard is removed for servicing
it must be replaced prior to operating the heater.­
WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air
opening(s) of the burner(s) clean may result in
sooting and property damage.­
Unvented Natural Gas Fired Room Heater
• Use a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap
and water mixture. Wipe the cabinet to remove
dust.
Pilot Air Inlet Hole
Pilot Assembly
Figure 18
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TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTE: All troubleshooting items are listed in order of operation and likely occurrence.
WARNING: 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.­
Make sure grille guard is in place before running heater. If screen or grille guard is removed for servicing it must be
replaced prior to operating the heater.­
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 you 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 and possible discoloration of walls and ceilings.
OBSERVED SYMPTOM­
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY­
When ignitor button is pressed in,
there is a spark at the ODS/pilot but no
ignition
1. Control knob not fully pressed in.
2. Control knob not pressed in long enough
3. Equipment 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
1. Press in control knob fully
2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep control knob
pressed in for 30 seconds
3. Fully open equipment shutoff valve
4. Hand tighten thermocouple nut until snug, and
then tighten 1/4 turn more.
5. a. Contact local gas company
b. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11).
6. Replace thermocouple
7. Replace Control valve.
Burner does not light after ODS/pilot
is lit
1. Burner orifice is clogged
2. Burner orifice diameter to small
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low
1. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance on page 11), or replace burner
orifice
2. Replace burner orifice
3. Contact local gas company
Delayed ignition of burner
1. Manifold pressure is too low
2. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Contact local gas company
2. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance on page 11), or replace burner
orifice
Burner backfiring during operation
1. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged
2. Burner damaged
3. Gas regulator defective
1. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance on page 11), or replace burner
orifice
2. Replace burner
3. Replace gas regulator
Burner plaque(s) does not glow [Infrared Only]
1. Plaque damaged
2. Control knob set between locked positions.
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low
1. Replace burner
2. Turn control knob until it locks at desired
setting.
3. Replace gas regulator
Slight smoke or odor during initial
operation
1. Residues from manufacturing process
1. Problem will stop after a few hours of
operation
Heater produces a whistling noise when
burner is lit
1. Turning control knob to HI position when burner
is cold
2. Air in gas line
3. Air passageways on heater blocked
4. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice.
1. Turn control knob to LO position and let warm
up for a minute.
2. Operate burner until air is removed from line
have gas line checked by local gas company.
3. Observe minimum installation clearances (see
Figure 4 page6)
4. Clean burner orifice (see Cleaning and
Maintenance on page 11), or replace burner
orifice.
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OBSERVED SYMPTOM­
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY­
White powder residue forming within
burner box or on adjacent walls or
furniture
1. When heated, vapors from furniture polish, wax,
carpet cleaners, etc., turn into white powder
residue
1. Turn heater off when using furniture polish,
wax, carpet cleaner or similar products.
Heater produces unwanted odors.­
1. Heater burning vapors from paint, hair spray,
glues, etc. See IMPORTANT statement above­
2. Gas leak. See WARNING statement at top of
page.­­
1. Ventilate room. Stop using odor-causing
products while heater is running.­
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking
Gas Connections, page 9)­
Heater shuts off in use (ODS operates)­
1. Not enough fresh air is available­
2. Low line pressure­
3. ODS/pilot is partially clogged­­
1. Open window and/or door for ventilation­
2. Contact local gas company
3. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 11)­­
Gas odor even when control knob is in
OFF position­
1. Gas leak. See WARNING statement at top of
page­
2. Control valve is 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)­
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
Moisture/condensation noticed on
windows
1. Not enough combustion/ventilation air
1. Refer to Fresh Air for Combustion and
Ventilation page 3 through 5.
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PARTS LIST AND DIAGRAM
MODEL: MHFBF10TB NG / MHFBF10T NG
ITEM
P/N
PART DESCRIPTION
QTY
ITEM
P/N
PART DESCRIPTION
QTY
1
80040
Wire Guard
1
13
N/A
Regulator Mounting Bracket
1
2
80051
Front Panel
1
14
80020
Regulator Connection
1
3
80038
Glass
1
15
80058
Floor Mounting Feet
1
4
80024
Reflector
1
16
80052
Back Panel
1
5
80026
Reflector Back Panel
1
17
80036
Wall Mounting Bracket
1
6
N/A
Burner Left Bracket
1
18
N/A
Heat Shield
1
7
80057
ODS Pilot Assembly w/ Thermocouple (NG)
1
19
N/A
Back Heat Shield
1
8
80017
Burner Assembly
1
20
N/A
Valve Bracket
1
9
80009
Orifice
1
21
80006
Knob
1
10
N/A
Burner Right Bracket
1
22
80080
Valve
1
11
70597
3/8” FTP x 3/8” MPT Elbow
1
23
80034
Glass Bracket
1
12
80084
Regulator
1
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70342
Hardware Kit (not shown)
1
WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this heater
may result in property damage or personal injury.
21
23
20
18
19
22
17
16
14
3
5
4
13
6
7
8
1
9
10
12
11
2
15
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PARTS LIST AND DIAGRAM
MODEL: MHVFRD10TB NG / MHVFRD10T NG
ITEM
P/N
PART DESCRIPTION
QTY
ITEM
P/N
PART DESCRIPTION
QTY
1
80040
Wire Guard
1
11
80020
Regulator Connection
1
2
80051
Front Panel
1
12
80058
Floor Mounting Feet
1
3
80024
Reflector
1
13
80052
Back Panel
1
4
80030
Burner Assembly
1
14
80036
Wall Mounting Bracket
1
5
80057
ODS Pilot Assembly w/ Thermocouple (NG)
1
15
N/A
Heat Shield
1
6
N/A
ODS Bottom Bracket
1
16
N/A
Back Heat Shield
1
7
N/A
Fireproof Plate
1
17
80005
Valve Bracket
1
8
70597
3/8” FTP x 3/8” MPT Elbow
1
18
80006
Knob
1
9
80084
Regulator
1
19
80080
Valve
1
10
80055
Regulator Mounting Bracket
1
**
70342
Hardware Kit (not shown)
1
WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this heater
may result in property damage or personal injury.
18
17
15
16
19
14
13
11
10
3
4
1
5
6
7
9
8
2
12
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Model #
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MHVFBF10NG
READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY: Read and follow all instructions. Place instructions in a safe
place for future reference. Do not allow anyone who has not read these instructions to assemble,
light, adjust or operate the heater.
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USE ONLY MANUFACTURER’S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OF ANY OTHER PARTS
COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE
DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY AND MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE
AGENCY.
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direct from the factory
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Please include the model number, date of purchase, and description of problem in
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Mr. Heater, Inc. warrants its heaters and accessories to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from date of purchase. Mr. Heater,
Inc. will repair or replace this product free of charge if it has been proven to be
defective within the 1-year period, and is returned at customer expense with proof
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