December 3, 2007 8:26 PM Subscribe
Can I fix my gas heater without hurting myself?
posted by Darth Fedor to technology (9 answers total)
My apartment's gas heater stopped working today. I took a look at it--the LED indicator flashes steadily, and the chart for LED indicator interpretation says that that means "Line voltage (115V) polarity reversed."
I don't know anything about heaters, but I am fairly proficient at splicing, crimping wires etc.
The heater has an automatic electric ignition system--no pilot light.
To my untrained eye, a reversed polarity sounds like a fairly isolated problem, and if I can fix it myself immediately without having to call for help, I'd prefer it.
Is this something I can safely fix myself? If so, how?
It's cold in here.