Ceil Heat Wall Heater Basement, need some advice?


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Old 02-06-16, 05:23 AM
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Ceil Heat Wall Heater Basement, need some advice?

Good morning all.

I just finished off a portion of my basement for my boys to have a hang out place to go. Just drywall, nothing else.

The home is 40 years old and in the basement are two Ceil Heat wall heaters (240v). They seem to work and work well, put out some heat but they only stay on for about 3-5 minutes then shut off. Which I'm assuming because the thermostat is inside the unit it heats up and turns off before actually heating the room.

My question is this, do you think I would be able to add corded thermostat to this heater to distance it away from it to allow it to keep running longer? I'm contemplating just removing it and putting in baseboard.

The heater has a blower/fan inside as well, which I really liked to really move the heat.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 02-06-16, 05:26 AM
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Sorry for the sideways pic, it was right side up when I viewed it.
 
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Old 02-06-16, 12:01 PM
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You can't modify the thermostat circuit with an external one without knowing how the unit is setup/wired.

That unit should not be short cycling. It is because the heat is getting to the thermostat OR a safety stat inside the unit is sensing high heat. These units need to be dust free and the fan working to operate properly.

You would need to power the unit down.... remove the front service cover.... take a few pictures and post them for us. You may also find the model number inside the unit.
 
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Old 02-06-16, 01:18 PM
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Thanks Pete. I'll pull the panel and report back with more info. Appreciate it
 
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Pete the model is 22WF20 and is 240 volts 2,000 watts
 
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After looking at it, it seems the low to high knob isn't recognizing anything! It won't click at all like the thermostat is not sensing temp? It just turns fully with no response?
 
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Old 02-06-16, 04:12 PM
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Two strange items here..... you said both heaters have the same problem which would be unusual for two thermostats to fail at the same time and I cannot find anything on Ceil Heat wall heaters even with the model number.
 
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Yeah I think I its just going to be easier to replace it than even attempt troubleshooting and such.

Thanks
 
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Old 02-07-16, 12:36 PM
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It's up to you. Let me know if you need any further help. Those units are pretty expensive to replace.
 
 

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