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I am installing a new PLF series Baseboard heater with a marley T1 thermostat on the end. The baseboard heater has one green wire with nut, which is the ground. Also has a black and red wire connected with a nut on one side and on the other another black and red wire connected with a nut. The thermostat has one single red with another single red on one side and one single black with another single black on the other. and a single green which would be the ground. I know that the red and black wires are the hot wires, but my question is which of the reds and or blacks do I attach with the ones that are on the heater or does it matter? thanks Lablover

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It sounds like you are not getting the correct voltage for the heating element. If you wired a single pole thermostat, and its a 220v unit, then it will not get hot enough, like you are saying. If its a 220 heater, you need a 2p2t thermostat. The parts supplier will know what this means.

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The Black Wires from the md26 are your load(the heater) and the red lines are your line(power). The lines are also paired up on the thermostat with a red and black on the left and are red and black on the right. In the actual heater connect the black to the black wire and the white to the white and connect the grounds. In the thermostat connect the black from the heater to left side black( remember there are pairs left(black, red) right (black, red) and the white to the right side black connect the black from your power to the left side red and the white from your power to the right side red. Should be ready to go.

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no does not matter but you must have a ground leg

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SOURCE: Marley Hydronic baseboard heater not turning on

on the one that don't work use a clamp around ammeter and see if you are drawing current. no current, the heater element is shot!

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