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Removing old singer baseboard heaters

We bought a house with old Singer baseboard heaters.We now have a heat pump and are trying to remove the baseboard heaters.What is the best way to do this?

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first of all, have the thermostacts been checked,if not they will need to be checked,mainly dust can get into them.
if they have heating elements,ckeck to see if they are all in tact and have no dust on them.if this does not work then you will need new heating elements,which you might not get any more,if this is the case then im sorry to say that new heaters will be needed. i hope this helps and good luck.

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Power from your panelbox goes to the wall mounted thermostat. From there a two wire goes to the heater. In the heater one overload wire goes to the heater. the other overload wire goes to one side of your LINE. the other wire goes to the heater wire.[LINE]

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I just ran into this same problem yesterday when I had a new baseboard heater installed in my tiny bedroom. When I turned it on it gave off a horrible smell that made me cough and choke. The stench went everywhere -- opening the bedroom windows and closing the door was not enough. I called the electrician this morning and he told me that it is the coating on the heater coil. He said they coat the coils when the heaters are manufactured to prevent them from corroding before they are installed. He said this would happen with any new baseboard heater I got. He suggested that I go stay somewhere else for a few days while leaving the heater on high to let the coating burn off. Since I could not do this, I had the heater removed again.

I wish I had a better answer for you. It seems crazy to me that a manufacturer would make heater coils out of a metal that corrodes easily -- I mean, it will start corroding as soon as the coating burns off, right? Plus, why use a toxic coating in the first place?

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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It sounds to me that the motors on the units in question, may need a few drops of oil on the bearings. I have seen motors in these heaters and most do have a place to oil them, they wouldn't have sealed bearings as the newer motors.Check the blower wheels also for dirt build up on the blades, as this will cause them to be out of balance and cause some noise also.
Sincerely, shastalaker7

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: DPDT thermostat for Singer baseboard heater.

as close as I've found

http://keithspecialty.com/k/67-411.htm

http://www.heater-store.com/specialty-thermostats_91_ctg.htm




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as close as I've found

http://keithspecialty.com/k/67-411.htm

http://www.heater-store.com/specialty-thermostats_91_ctg.htm




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