Intermittent Webasto AT 5500
I realize many of you will chuckle when I say it's been cold here in LA but we've actually had some cold nights of late. It's been dipping into the 40's at the marina and colder inland. Definitely cause to fire up the wonderful Webasto. But alas it has only decided to blow hot air intermittently. The fault code indicated failure to light. (No kidding. I figured that out all by myself!).
Today I disassembled the unit and discovered the igniter severely crusted over with carbon deposits or coke. I cleaned the unit up and will reinstall the heater tomorrow hoping the problem is resolved.
Side note- the parts manual indicated my unit has a ceramic heating element, vs a glow plug, which should last the life of the heater. Can anyone familiar with these units confirm that by looking at the posted pic?
Happy New Year!