I have a problem with my commercial duct heater. All the wiring seems to be correct, but for some reason the coils are not heating up.
Now airflow from the main unit is good, the thermostats are set to heat (I have two thermostats, one leading up to the unit, the other leading up to the duct heater for the extra rooms), all power is on.
I replaced the electrical contactor in the duct heater box, and when I have the power on, I can take a rubber hammer or something and gently force the bridge down to make contact. The coils will then heat up, so the coils and the wiring are OK. I think it is a signal problem that is preventing the contactor from transferring power.
I have taken some pictures of the duct heater innards.
In this one, the thermostat wires that don't have their brown covering on the left are the ones which come from the extra thermostat. Then further to the right you can see the other thermostat line, which connects the duct heater to the actual unit. Brand-new contactor also visible. *.us/photo/my-images/507/dsc04386g.jpg/
Here's a picture of the air pressure sensor. When I found it, the wire was on Norm Closed, so I switched it to Norm Open. *.us/photo/my-images/341/dsc04381jl.jpg/
Some more components in the box.
A wider view. This includes all the stuff from the last two photos.
Here's a more clear view of the components just under the contactor. That thermostat wire to the right is the one that comes from the unit with the fan. *.us/photo/my-images/829/dsc04385fp.jpg/
Sorry about posting links like this. I need BBC coding to be activated for me, otherwise I cannot embed images. Can any admins help?
Thanks in advance for all your help!