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2000 watt baseboard heater is making loud clicking noise

The electric baseboard heater is mounted onto a wooden wall with four screws near the ceiling. It is connected to a manually-controlled Honeywell line-voltage thermostat. While the heating element is heating up, it generates a loud clicking noise as well as a low buzz, and once it has heated up, the clicking stops. When it is turned off and begins to cool, it starts to click loudly again.

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    not getting real hot. making noise shortly after being turned on.

  • paulmw Mar 25, 2008

    When my heater is turned on and heating up, it makes banging and clicking noises. It is a regular metal baseboard heater that is attached to the wal. How do i solve this problem? Other hearter in the house do not do this.

  • Vee_2828 Mar 26, 2009

    honeywell heater mounted to wall makes a clicking noise when turned on 



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Most base board heaters installation instructions say to attach to the wall with screws which are slack ( not fully tightened) in order to allow the heater case to expand and contract otherwise you get a clicking noise

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You do not give details as to the material the heater is made of.If we presume the backing is made of metal then the heat is deforming the metal and being screwed there is no expansion.Also why is the heater on the ceiling.Dust and other grime will give a smell-keep it clean.
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