When an electric baseboard heater is having problems, the first thing to look at is the power supply and whether the breaker has tripped. Check a breaker box for bad wiring with help from a plumber and HVAC tech in this free video on baseboard heaters.
Right here we have got your basic baseboard heater. Now this one is a regular 110 volt baseboard heater so if you are coming into problems with these things the first things you might want to look at is your power supply. Of course, for starters go to your breaker box in your basement and make sure you have got power coming to your unit, make sure that breaker is turned on and not tripped and if you do have power to that what I want you to do is come up to your supply, your supply on your baseboard heater. Alright you have got three different wires coming in. You have got a hot wire, a neutral wire and a ground wire of course just like with any electrical outlet or anything of that sort. Now if this isn't working properly you want to make sure you have got electrical voltage to this. Even though it might be on your breaker box there is a possibility that a bad connection, bad wire enroute somewhere so for starters what you may want to do is get your common volt meter, test your hot wire against your neutral wire and make sure again you are getting close to 120 volts of amperage, 120 volts of power to the unit. Now on this unit your power comes in on the right hand side so it flows through and then it what it does is it is making a complete cycle up inside the fins of your baseboard heater there is a thermostat, a small wire that runs all the way through. Most likely you are not going to have problems with this but if you do something you might want to look at all that wire does is tells this model we have got a dial on the right hand side. When you turn this up or down depending on where you are at, you know you might turn it to a higher point that senses how hot your temperature should be and tells your heater when to kick on or off.
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