Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 51
Share |
Default

1 Electric Baseboard is Out, advice?


Ok... Next step...
I turned off the breaker.
I removed the wire nuts in the photo attached. I did not detach the wires from each other as I did previously.
I turned on the breaker.
I turned on the thermostat, set it to 80F.
I tested with my multimeter. Touching the black probe to the left set of wires (black/black) and the red probe to the right set of wires (black/white)
I got 240V as I believe I should.

So this means the heater itself is no good, if no heat is coming out and there is good power to that spot. Correct?
Name:  image.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  31.0 KB


Last edited by agentphish; 01-04-2013 at 10:08 AM.
agentphish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:38 AM   #17
Electrical Contractor
 
kbsparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 3,368
Default

1 Electric Baseboard is Out, advice?


Correct.

You either have a bad element, or hi-temp sensor.

Replace the unit.
__________________
-KB

Life is uncertain -- eat dessert first!!
kbsparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Eighty Four, Pa.15330
Posts: 1,241
Default

1 Electric Baseboard is Out, advice?


Quote:
Originally Posted by agentphish View Post
I have attached some photos at this time. I think it's the baseboard unit itself. What do you guys think?

Also to be clear the small amount of voltage I am getting in the one pic is the same as I am getting at the thermostat.
I think I think some things are better left to the "Seasoned Experts".

Last edited by bobelectric; 01-05-2013 at 09:37 AM.
bobelectric is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 51
Default

1 Electric Baseboard is Out, advice?


bobelectric, what is that supposed to mean exactly? Doesn't sound like a nice comment to me.

I believed the unit itself was bad. It looks like I may be correct based on feedback here.

agentphish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric baseboard heat/relay switch issues Buzzard67 HVAC 4 10-31-2012 12:32 PM
Electric Baseboard Convection Heater - Buying House Info? olimits7 HVAC 4 10-24-2012 09:45 AM
Electric Baseboard Heater Wiring Help ryanb4614 Electrical 19 09-28-2012 07:30 PM
Electric baseboard VS Heat pump Mattme123 HVAC 20 09-21-2012 08:41 PM
Electric Baseboard Heater Problem goombie Electrical 9 12-23-2008 12:13 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.