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I have a older thermostat the kind that you just go forward and back to ajust the heat but no heat comes out of the heaters that i have they are the older heaters that are along the side of the floor im not sure if it is the thermostat or the heaters itself trying to call the lanlord but he keeps tellin me hes going to fix it how can i fix it or find out what the problem is im getting fed up my apartment is very cold im using a electric heater

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A simple way to test to see which is bad is, remove the thermostat from it's mounting base, on the back there are wires locate the red and white and place a jumper from one to the other. Now that the red and white are jumped together your heaters should be heating up, If they are it is a thermostat problem, if they are not heating it is a problem with the heaters. This is a simple way to test, the heaters should run they just will not shut off until you remove the wire that jumps the two together.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

  • spicekee Jan 11, 2011

    Can u leave the jumpers connected until the thermostat is replaced?

  • jmonoski Jan 11, 2011

    You shouldn't because this makes the heater run all day all the time unregulated, it would be real easy to over heat these base board heaters. I do this only for test purposes, and trouble shooting. You have to act as the thermostat and cut the heaters off every once in a while, I am not saying yes but also am not saying no. This has to be only used as a temporary thing until you purchase a new thermostat, please do not use it like this for extended periods of time.

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