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I have purchased five of these over the last few years. Three quit working. I thought perhaps it was an issue of it drawing too much electricity since two were in the same room. I exchanged one, trashed one and the last one doing the same thing. It runs for about ten minutes and then shuts off. We have moved and I brought two of them with me and the same thing. The last is going to the trash today. Stay away from this product, they are faulty.
I can't believe all the one star experiences here with Lasko Heaters! I have three Tower heaters and two smaller heaters all made by Lasko. Three of them are going on their 5th year and still working like brand new! Before I found Lasko I had bought at least, three or four space heaters from different companies at Walmart. I had horrible experiences with every single one of them and return them one after the other. After my last return I was telling a woman working behind the counter for Walmart that I was about ready to give up on space heaters. She said "Do yourself a favor and go back there and buy a Lasko heater... I'll guarantee you you'll be happy and you won't be returning it." That was 5 years ago and she was right. It's still here working like brand new and I did not return it.
Since then I have bought nothing but Lasko space heaters and never had a single problem with one of them. After reading all these one star reviews, how can I be that lucky... Very strange! Maybe it's the model of heaters that I bought... I just don't know. Two of the oldest Lasko heaters I own are the "Lasko Ceramic Extended Heat Zone Tower CT30710". One is 5 years old, the other, four years and they still work like the day I took them out of the box. The other three I'm not sure about their model numbers but they also work fantastic.
Anyway, I wanted to share my Lasko experiences here today. I have no answers for the bad experiences I've read about here today but I do know that all space heaters have a certain criteria that you must pay attention to to be safe. I had breakers pop in my house a couple of times because I had two of these heaters on the same breaker but that isn't the heaters' fault, that's my fault. Also you never use extension cords with a space heater. You're asking for a fire there.
Even keeping the heater clean can extend the life of it. I've been to people's houses where the dust and lint were on the inlets and outlets of their space heaters... There is a fire waiting to happen. Common Sense goes a long way when using a space heater. I'm guessing space heaters are probably built, basically, all the same and if you went to each company's site you would probably see the same horror stories I'm reading here for each and every company. That's my opinion, anyway. Thanks for reading.
We've had our Lasko heater for about 2 years. We put it away this past summer and went to use the remote and the remote failed. I changed the batteries and still didn't get the remote to work. I sent for a new remote with fresh batteries and that didn't work. The heater works fine manually but it would be nice if I could get the damn thing to respond to the remote. I'm not sure if Lasko has any suggestions.
While I was out of the house my Lasko heater was plugged in but not turned on. When I returned home I found the lights out and when I checked the bedroom the heater plug was melted and the receptacle was also melted and the wall in my bedroom was charred black (note the heater was not turned on and this was a new receptacle). I contacted Lasko and they told me the heater was out of warranty and there is nothing they could do about it. They did offer to for me to send in the cord and they would examine it. I've had enough with Lasko and I recommend if you have a Lasko heater throw it into the garbage before it burns your house down. Thank god the circuit breaker kicked.
LASKO CC13700 1500 Watt Space Heater - GARBAGE!!! Nothing irritates me more than unreliable gadgets. I have barely had this space heater for just over a month; it has scalded my knee from a distance of almost a full meter, and now simply won't work. You turn it all shows number 88 and keeps blinking no matter what you do. Opened and dusted it and nothing! If you enjoy worthless appliances that will irritate help yourself, but this is the last time anything with the words LASKO is purchased using my money.
Used it (Lasko 754200 Movable Air heater) for a little over a year, then yesterday went to plug it into the outlet and sparks started coming from the outlet. The plug on the heater is black. I can only assume it was the heater since I never had a problem before with the outlet.
After retirement I purchased two model 755320 Lasko Tower Heaters. I purchased this brand because while working my employer purchase this same model for our offices. This winter I noticed a strange chemical odor and I researched where this odor could have come from. I deduced that because I have an olfactory phantom disorder that it must have been acting up again. It was then that I noted that my heater was leaking a white liquid that looked like a chemical substance and decided to write to Lasko. Online I learned of many complaints pertaining to this odor and realized that I was not imagining this odor and have been concerned that breathing this substance and experiencing what I thought was sinus headaches could be derived from the Lasko heating unit. I will be contacting Lasko. What will I learn from them?
When I looked at the heater in the store it looked like it was well put together. There was a display with several running. The unit was putting out nice heat and I was ready to buy that day. Well honestly I would have been better off buying a 50 gallon metal drum and having a fire. $80 down the drain long story short my review and experience is the same as many others... So details are not important. I'm 42 years old, and I think we should all do what our grandparents' generation would have. We should all drive to their main headquarters and stick our heaters on their front lawn.
Wouldn't it be interesting to see how many that would be?? Heck extend that to any of their crappy broken poorly manufactured products. Our grandparents' generation didn't lay down and take crap if they didn't like something they made sure they were heard. We have lost that there are so many things we just accept or simply give up... like this company's phone nonsense you get tired of being on hold so you hang up try again later. Crazy hold times, no answer, no answer to emails. So you say forget it take the loss toss it in the trash and take the hit... Come on it was designed. That way... my email is **. Let's see how many people we can get to leave these terrible heaters on their lawn...
I purchased this heater last year. When using space heaters I am pretty frugal. I don't set them to the max. I leave it on 65 and figured it would turn itself off. When I reentered the room this Lasko heater was in I smelled plastic melting. I unplugged the unit and noticed it had begun to melt. Imagine If I trusted it enough to fall asleep with it on, or leave it running when I left home. After reading the reviews on this site, I will not waste time on the phone with Lasko. I will also never purchase their products again.
About two years ago I purchased a Lasko 37" oscillating tower fan Model 2711. It had a one year warranty. I used it for two summers (about 6 months total) and it quit working. I called customer support at Lasko and was told to use compressed air to clean it "and if it still doesn't work you can buy a new one." I used the compressed air and it worked for one more day and quit again. The design of this fan does not allow you to clean it. I sent an email to the company complaining about the product and never got a response. I would like a response and a refund or replacement since the product is not made to work once dust or lint collects.
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