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Fahrenheat F25408 Electric Baseboard Heater noise

Two 8' heaters newly installed are making a humming noise each time the heat comes on. How do I eliminate the noise?

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I have same problem, its Saturday and no one is available from company to call or ask questions and no web site. I bought this at home depot and plan to return it right away. POS. This was advertised as "Quiet installation" the old one I took one was noiseless. This is a piece of garbage, home deopt should be ashamed to sell it.  

  • turansky Mar 24, 2009

    I installed a 8 ft baseboard heater 3/23/2009 and it was humming whgenever it went on all night? I have more to install and may just take them all back to Home Depot if there is no solution.

  • whenwebuild Apr 02, 2009

    I have both a 30" and a 96" Fahrenheat standard electric baseboard heater. They
    are wired to the same dedicated 208/240V circuit with 12-2 copper wire using unit mounted thermostats connecting the load side to the red wires on the
    thermostats as per the manufacturer's instructions. They both seem to work fine,
    except that the 96" unit makes a noticeable humming sound when operating and the
    30" unit does not. How do I get rid of the hum?



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Check model and voltage of heater to be sure your heater voltage is compatible to the voltage supplied.

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