Electric Baseboard problem


Hello All,
Most rooms in my house have electric basebords and a thermostat. Lately one or two of the baseboard heaters have been turning on, while the thermostat is set to off. Could this mean its time to install a new thermostat? If so, how easy of a job is it?
Thanks, Rjay
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rjay0001 wrote:

Is your thermostat the kind with a dial? If so, you can remove the covering around the thermostat. There should/may be a plate that moves when the dial is turned. Perhaps you can see something inside when the dial is turned to off?
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It's usually pretty straight forward. If the thermostat is only controlling one or two small units, it would be a "line voltage" thermostat, which means it works on 120 or 240 volts. It could either be single pole or double pole, which means it will have two wires or four wires. Your description would indicate a bad thermostat, so I'd recommend killing the power to that circuit, confirming that you have indeed killed the power, then remove the stat and see if it's single or double pole, then buy the appropriate stat to replace it with. Once you get to that point, if you have more questions, post again

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How are you sure, the thermostat is NOT sending an ON signal? Is this a mecanical termostat?
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