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I had a Dimplex electric heater installed. It has the built in thermostat with the button on the side. I wish to override the built in thermostat with a wall one. (I have a bad back and can't get down to the floor)I've connected the thermostat according to instruction, but it still just reads the built in one, and as soon as the heater shuts off, so does my wall thermostat.Any help?

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  • Kim Smith May 10, 2010

    how do I disconnect the internal thermostat? When I disconnect the wire leading from it, it won't turn on.

  • Kim Smith May 10, 2010

    The home I had the baseboard installed in is out of town, so I'm unable to get the model number but it is the BN series,if that helps any. There is no internet there yet so I had to wait to get back in town to ask.Will be going back in June, so I'm hoping to be able to fix this problem then.
    Thanks for all the help

  • Kim Smith May 10, 2010

    I have set the baseboard at a higher heat than wanted,hoping the wall one would override, but the heat remains on

  • Kim Smith May 10, 2010

    as mentioned earlier, I'm not sure how to disconnect entirely the onboard thermo.

  • Kim Smith May 25, 2010

    I still haven't been told how to disconnect the thermostat so the heater power remains on. when you disconnect the wire coming from the built in thermostat the power shuts off on both heater and wall thermo. model #6010015300

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Yeah you have to remove the inbuilt thermostat or at least disconnect it by cutting one of the wires leading to it..

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  • Kim Smith May 12, 2010

    that was one of the first things I was going to do, but the problem is the thermostat control is also the power on. So when I disconnect the wire for the thermostat ,the wall one won't turn on

  • Kim Smith May 17, 2010

    so if the thermostat and the power on button are the same wire ,how do I disconnect the thermostat but leave the power on? When I tried disconnecting the wire that leads to the thermostat, the power for it shuts off which in turn then doesn't allow my wall thermostat to turn on

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Did you make sure to unattach the Onboard Thermostat from the switching unit completely? And only have the Wall Thermostat conected to the Heater?

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If they are in series, then the one that is set the lowest will control the heater.

Set the built in theremostat to a much higher temperature than you want and the wall one should control the heater.

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I will work with you in helping you to resolve your problem. In order to better assist you, can I get the model number of your Dimplex electric heater?

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  • laura Newman May 12, 2010

    Vern,

    You should be able to disconnect the wires from the built in thermostat and wire them directly to your wall thermostat. In other words, we are taking the built-in thermostat completely out of the circuit and only using the wall thermostat to allow completion of the circuit to the electric heater.

    Should you have any questions, comments, concerns, please feel free to ask. :-)

  • laura Newman May 12, 2010

    Disconnect the leads from one end of your old thermostat and connect thenew thermostat directly to the heater as the instructions provide. You'll have to remove the knob of the old thermostat and pull off the cover plate to get to the old thermostat connections. That should remedy your problem. :-)

  • laura Newman May 26, 2010

    Hi Vern,

    Disconnect the wires from each side of your floor thermostat and wire one side to one side of your wall thermostat. Wire the other side of your floor thermostat to your wall thermostat. You can leave the floor thermostat in place....just don't attach any wires to them. Hope this helps.

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The inside one is closer and this is the reason that it reads its temperature ...the issue will be that the wall one will read the room temperature ..so this should be kept in mind when used..the thing to do ..is to remove or disable the internal one ..by removing one contact with the main circuit ..and by pass with a direct wire ..you can even leave in inside for not to affect the rest ...if depends in structure...but the main issue is that it is just in a serial connection with the circuit ..and if you remove one contact ..you have to get the other end in contact with the one you removed..or ..if it has 2 wires in ..just get one from its place and put with the other ...This way you have disabled and bypassed the thermostat completely ..after that be sure the one in the wall its proper set...cause like I said will detect the temperature of the environment temperature and not the one near the source of the heat ..Good Luck!

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    By the way ...another idea that got in my mind for you to try before you made any drastic changes...is to try and set different temperatures for the 2 of them ...Cause the on inside is closer...set it to a higher temperature ...and the one in the wall to a closer to the one you need in the room ...and see (if they both work ) what values you need to set in order for the wall one to interfere first in the controlling ...and shut the system by its setting ..

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