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I bought a 30" baseboard heater 240/208 and a unit mount thermostat FTA2A. I can t get it wired right. The old therm had just two wires, this new therm has four. Did I get the wrong thermostat?

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I found this VERY helpful step-by-step pictorial direct from Marley (manufacturers of the heater and thermostat).
Worked like a charm for me.
www.marleymeh.com/en/assets/pdf/F2500wiring.pdf

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Get the right t-stat

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