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Honeywell T87F Thermostat

Was having problems with heater shutting off without reason. Hoping the termostat was the fix, I took the outer cover off and saw a little calibration scale, I moved it back and forth and put it back where I thought it had started and then I heard the heater kick back on. I beleive it is fixed, but I was hoping to know what it is I did, or more so what that calibration scale is and how to use it correctly.

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This calibration is called the heat anticipator, this is set by the amp draw pulled through the t-stat,if you look very close at the scale you will see the word longer with an arrow ,if you push the lever in the direction of the arrow the heat will run longer .This is a very old style t-stat and is most likely out of calibration on the temp reading for the room, think of this portion of the t-stat as a stand alone thermometer,it may read 70 when the room is 74

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If I understand your concern, it is that the heater switches itself on for 10 seconds and then switches itself automatically off. A couple of ideas of you may want to explore/check:

  1. the built-in protection system detects an internal fault and to prevent any further damage switches itself off;
  2. the faults could be:
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  • open limit switch. The limit switch is an inline cutoff to the heater that automatically opens up when the heater exceeds a pre-determined temperature independent of the settings in the thermostat. This is like a thermal fuse once gone bad will remain open;
  • whereas a thermostatic switch will turn on if temperature is below its threshold and turn off if the temperature is above. It is basically an on/off switch.
Often the limit switch would look like the image below.
To be able to provide a more detailed information/assistance, pls verify & post back the model number of the Day Night Heater. Model 8ou-19 does not turn up anything. Or perhaps you can share the website you were referring to.

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