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slowburner66

04:16AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/30/04
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I am trying to figure out why my base board heaters are not working properly. was wondering if someone could explain if everything was hooked up correctly. i have 3 heaters in one room with a wall mount thermostat. I put in a new heater, and new thermostat, nothing. there is power going to everything. there are 2 white wires and 2 black wires for thermostat. then 1 black and one white at the heater. i connected the red wires to white and black to black. also there is a ground wire at each location. is this right and what am i missing?

joed

02:22PM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Is this a new install?

What is the voltage of the heaters?

If it is 220, is the breaker installed properly? Is it a double pole breaekr or two tandem mini breakers. What is the voltage between the two hot wires.

More details of the complete wiring would help also.

slowburner66

11:09AM | 12/02/04
Member Since: 11/30/04
2 lifetime posts
replacing old, for some reason two of the heaters in the room quit working. so i looked into it and found that they were getting power so it had to be the heater, so i bought a new heater but nothing happened. voltage is 220 at each black wire coming out of wall for thermostat and heater. it is a double pole breaker. there are two sets of wires at each location which come from the box. the thermostat is a 4 wire, and at the heater they had the 2 white wires twisted together, and then black on black. I don't know what else to tell you about it. it was working last year, could something have happened, like the breaker went bad? but i am still registering power at both locations.
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