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Electric baseboard heat stopped working

For weeks now we have had our basement heat set to 90 because of it being soo cold outside, now all of a sudden the heat stopped working. We checked the breaker box and nothing was tripped. We even turned the breakers on and off again and still nothing. We also checked the batteries in the thermostat on the wall but it has good batteries in it. Could this be a problem with the wires behind the baseboard?? Please Help !...Lisa

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It sounds like your electric heater coils burned out. Contact your manufacturer on how to replace or repair them.

Please let me know if this helps. Good luck!

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