Safety Tip-Over Switch
The Safety Tip-Over Switch is a small black button located on the bottom of the red, square heating unit. When your unit is plugged in, the button should naturally be pressed in. The button must be pressed in for the unit to turn on. Should your unit ever be knocked over, the button would be released, resulting in shutting off power to your unit. This ensures safety in the case of any tip-over accidents.
If you plug in your heating unit and it does not turn on, please check the safety tip-over switch, to verify that it is indeed pushed in.
Running your ZappBug chamber in a closet, small room, or a room with a temperature above 99℉ or 37℃ may cause an alarm to sound and heaters to shut off. ZappBug’s heaters contain safety switches designed to shut off in overly hot environments. To fix this issue crack a window or door, or move the chamber and heaters to a larger room with temperatures below 99℉ or 37℃.
Make sure the intake vent is unobstructed and free of clutter or debris. If something is blocking the heaters’ air intake it cannot heat the chamber and will shut off to prevent overheating.
If your heater has stopped due to overheating you will need to allow at least 20 minutes for the heater to cool before you can restart the treatment.