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Davi65

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I need help with my Electric Baseboard Heater. Before I start I just want to let everyone know that I am a very hand.

I install the baseboard heater; however, the heater does not stay on all the time. Goes on and then turn off for a long time and then go on again. I have two baseboards both action the same way.

120v - 1 break of 20 amp.

Can anyone help me, please ?

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I don’t know but it sounds like they have a built-in thermostat.
 

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Why are you using a double pole thermostat?
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So your thermostat is not 5 ft high and on another wall so the heater doesn't effect it and turn it off too early.
You will not be able to believe the numbers on it, and likely have to set it much higher to get the temp you want in the room.
 

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Heat rises, install the thermostat right above the heater, of course it's going to shut off, it's warm there.
 

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Ok.

I found the problem yesterday. The thermostat is broke when I turn the thermostat on all the way to the right it clicks but after 5 or 6 min I hear another click. Yesterday I turn the thermostat on then I forced with a screwdriver the small plate no more clicks the thermostat stay on all night.

I am going to replace the thermostat today.


THANK YOU, Everyone !
 

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:nono::nono::nono: My guess is you will have to "fix" the new one as well.

Make sure your fire insurance is paid up also.
 

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But still, why are you using a two pole thermostat instead of a single pole if the heaters are 120v?

Also, are you sure you wired the heaters in parallel and not series (that is assuming both heaters are controlled by the same thermostat)? If you did wire in series you may end up damaging the new thermostat as well.
 

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But still, why are you using a two pole thermostat instead of a single pole if the heaters are 120v?

Also, are you sure you wired the heaters in parallel and not series (that is assuming both heaters are controlled by the same thermostat)? If you did wire in series you may end up damaging the new thermostat as well.
I am using a two Pole because home depot did not have a single pole. I order from a website and I am still waiting.

No, they are not in a parallel series. I have two baseboards one in the kitchen and one in the room.
 

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..No, they are not in a parallel series. I have two baseboards one in the kitchen and one in the room.
They were either wired in parallel or series; what does parallel series mean to you?

But are the two heaters wired to the same thermostat?
 

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I am using a two Pole because home depot did not have a single pole. I order from a website and I am still waiting.

No, they are not in a parallel series. I have two baseboards one in the kitchen and one in the room.
parallel series. are two different things
 

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Thank you Neal, that is exactly what I am attempting to determine if the OP understands the difference between the wiring methods.
That wouldn't hurt it, 2 four footers would act like 1 eight footer

You do want them in parallel for a few reasons.
 
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