A heater that doesn’t heat up should be an easy and quick repair, right? RIGHT?
This Arlec space heater also has a rather dodgy and dangerous construction!

00:00 – Arlec space heater
05:12 – Heater element measurement
07:31 – PCB inspection
11:31 – Verifying the fault
12:50 – Relay bypass
13:21 – Thou shall measure voltages
15:00 – Diode bridge
15:48 – Gotcha!
17:34 – Parts salvage time
18:48 – Jaycar visit
20:49 – Mains capacitive divider
23:02 – X and Y class capacitors

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