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Electric heat thermostat wire melted

Smelled a burning smell coming from 1 of my Honeywell T4700B 4 wire line voltage electric heat thermostats(electronic). Pulled it out and found 1 of the neutral wires melted at the wire nut. Installed a spare thermostat and it seems to be ok. Just wondering what would cause this?

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The cause is a loose wire nut which creates arcing. This is a very common problem and the cause of many fires -- it's a result of low quality work.

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There are no wiring diagrams for this manufacturer.

General wiring practices are that the Hot wire(black) goes to the thermostats, and the neutral wire( White ) is attached to the heat element for the return.

Switches are on the Black wires to break the circuit before power reaches the item it is controlling. A white wire on a switch is for the return from the light in the switch.

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What type of smoke? Did it smell electrical? Is ther a possibly of oil leaking to lower part of unit? Popcorn oil. Has the unit been submergerged when cleaning? If it is not an electrical type smoke (smell) the take the unit outside and place it on a non flammmable surface, turn it on and then plug it in. If it's oil or dishwater residue, Let it burn it off, but watch it closely. In the part you would put oil,put a cup or two of water so the heat can be absorbed. Let me know if you will please. When the element has burned off thye whatevers, It will quit smoking. If it is electrical, it will not take long for it to do nothing. You can also remove the bottom cover and take a look see for any indication of burned wiring. The smell will definateltly ID an electrical problem. It's time for a new popcorn popper if it is electrical and if it smells electrical, take it apart to verify it before trashing it uN-PLUGGED WHEN HANDLING A QUESTIONABLE APPLIANCE. :-)

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Thermostat hook up


I actually just had a pleasant experience contacting Hellman Group, (The manufacturer of Nostalgia Electric popcorn machines). I called the main number, pressed 1 for customer support, and after 3 tries (got an answering machine the first couple of times), I got someone in customer service who was able to help me get the part I wanted. Not sure if they can give you a wiring diagram.
The Helman Group, Ltd.
1621 Beacon Place
Oxnard, CA 93033


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