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Old 01-17-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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hi, i have 2 rooms next to each other and both heaters doesnt work, one never worked the other on and off, we changed thermostats to see if that was the problem and that didnt do it. any ideas?

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Old 01-17-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need an electrician.
The wiring needs to be checked out. Perhaps they were never wired properly.
If you decide to look at this yourself, be very careful. Shut off power at the breaker(s) before doing anything.
Most of the baseboard electrics are 220V, so there should be a double-pole breaker for the circuit.

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Old 01-17-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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Its possible that the high heat overload in the heat unit itself is bad and not allowing it to work. You need to take a voltage reading at the heat with the thermostat set at 50 so you know it it on and see what you get for voltage. BE VERY CAREFULL as KE2KB has said the voltage is higher with heat units as well as the amperage. You should see between 208 and 240 V AC between the two hot conductors ( black and red or black and white most likely) If you do the heat needs to be replaced if not you need to check back at the thermostat and see what you have coming in and going out. BUT BE CAREFULL
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thermostat set at 50 so you know it it on
You're talking 50C, right? 50F the heat would never turn on.
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Sorry I mean 70, hit wrong key. Good catch
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You could set it higher if you want to
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You could set it higher if you want to
It would turn on in the northeast at the moment...
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cant wait till heat problems are not problems anymore

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