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i've had two units consecutively not reach temperature like they should. i believe it's 250 deg. or something. The thermal is cutting in and out constantly.

This isn't normal right? i mean the cutout shouldn't be controlling the damn thing.

Can anyone verify this. My frustration comes from installing two units, one worked great, one didn't. Had another shipped, installed and it's doing the same as the other.

Factory rep said defective cutout, but i know only ET will know for sure.:whistling2:
 

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i've had two units consecutively not reach temperature like they should. i believe it's 250 deg. or something. The thermal is cutting in and out constantly.

This isn't normal right? i mean the cutout shouldn't be controlling the damn thing.

Can anyone verify this. My frustration comes from installing two units, one worked great, one didn't. Had another shipped, installed and it's doing the same as the other.

Factory rep said defective cutout, but i know only ET will know for sure.:whistling2:
I would put am amp clamp on each and see if current is what it should be.

You may be supplying a 120 volt element at 240.
 

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i've had two units consecutively not reach temperature like they should. i believe it's 250 deg. or something. The thermal is cutting in and out constantly.

This isn't normal right? i mean the cutout shouldn't be controlling the damn thing.

Can anyone verify this. My frustration comes from installing two units, one worked great, one didn't. Had another shipped, installed and it's doing the same as the other.

Factory rep said defective cutout, but i know only ET will know for sure.:whistling2:
the same as the other as in the good one or the other?:laughing:
 

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I would put am amp clamp on each and see if current is what it should be.

You may be supplying a 120 volt element at 240.
i'll do that. Do you mean, maybe a hiccup at the factory?

Are you using a cheap thermostat? They are notoriously inaccurate.
The 2 pole thermostat is working normally (unit mounted).

quit buying cheap heaters?:laughing:
They are TPI heaters and t-stats from the SH. i guess they are cheap, but should do the job.
 

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i'll do that. Do you mean, maybe a hiccup at the factory?

The 2 pole thermostat is working normally (unit mounted).

They are TPI heaters and t-stats from the SH. i guess they are cheap, but should do the job.
I've never had one cycle on the thermo. Nothing the t-stat could do would cause that. Amp and voltage check. When I order baseboards from the SH, I times the number by two. Had too many bussing or dented ones holding up the job. Troubles seem to increase as the length does.
 
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