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Hydronic Electric Baseboard Heater - PLF2004D - 90 in 240 Volts / 2000 Watts / 8.3 Apps Yes, using 240 volts Just purchased hydronic heater (Marley/Fahrenheit). Everything is good, except 1 major 'pops' The heat keeps 'popping' on and off every few seconds. Seems likes it 'pops' when obtaining heat and then stops 'popping' once at temperature. This is the 2nd time after replacing formal, thinking it was a one time problem. This is in my bedroom and is flat on the floor, and is not screwed in to the wall yet. I heard do not screw too strong into wall and that is what causes a problem. All other hydronic heat in the apt is perfect, quite as can be..........never, ever hear it 'pop'. Please help with your comments and suggestions. I need the heat and I can't sleep with it 'popping'!

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  • djmagnone Nov 12, 2010

    Thank you for your response. I did install on my wall yesterday and it is approx 1/4" off the floor. 1 screw on both sides and (not screwed too much, say returned by 1)

    Unfortunately, still poping. Sometimes loud, soft, even not poping, and at all diverent points. Good news, atleast the heat works.

    This is my 3rd replacement and its still poping, again none of my other hydronic heaters are poping at all.

    Can you recommend another company that offers hydronic electric heat?

    Thank you all!



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Make sure there is 240v present, there are some safety devices installed that prevent unit form working if there is a problem. In this case, I believe being on the floor and not properly installed is causing the the heater to cut off. Click on the following link to watch a video on proper installation.
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  • Rene J Solis Nov 12, 2010


    I am glad you have your heater going. Check this site, I've heard this heaters work pretty good and are practically service free.

    Good Luck and Thank You for using FixYa. Don't forget to rate this post :-)



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