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Hot water baseboard heaters in 2 rooms same zone (top floor) are hot/giving off heat when the thermostat off. Other rooms are working. Nothing is working, what could the problem be?

We've tried replacing the thermostat, bleeding the lines, resetting the furnace.

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These boilers usually have multiple controls. The control that would take it out of the circuit at 210 degrees is a safety.

You should definitely have a professional take a look at this unit before you continue using it.

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Go to the last heater in the zone and look for a bleed off valve so you can get the air out of the system. you may have to bleed it off several times as the air works itself thru the system. usually there is a automatic air vent on the very highest point that the system has. Let me know if this helps and have a Merry Christmas

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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i would check my water pressure on boiler sounds like lack of pressure or air in system they can be related. if you have bleeder on baseboard try to bleed.

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Is your fuse box and main power source large enough to handle the full load if all are turned on at the same time? Are you uses two pole breakers? you might only be feeding with 110 volt. This would prevent them from getting very hot.

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IF THEY COME WITH THE COVERS SET THEM AGAINST THE WALL WHERE TO BE INSTALLED, THERE ARE MOUNTING BRAKETS INSIDE THE WALL PLATE AND THE PIPE SHOULD SIT ON THE BRACKETS,, APROX 3-4 INCHES OFF FLOOR,

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