I want to install a new thermostat, digital or manual, I don't care what type at this point. I have tried both.
If it helps to know- I have an electric heating system, one zone, with a register.
I have 4 wires inside the electrical box. 2 whites which are twisted together. 1 black. 1 red.
I have tried a 2-wire digital thermostat that had two black wires coming out of it. I tried connecting that and the thermostat kept resetting itself. Thinking it was just a faulty unit I bought two more... same problem.
I then went manual. I bought a 4-wire thermostat. That had 2 red and 2 black wires. I tied the 2 red wires to the red wire in the electric box, and the 2 black wires to the black wire in the electrical box... nothing. Then I tied the black/red and black/red of the thermostat. I twisted those with the black and red wires in the electrical box and the heat turned on, but wouldn't turn off.
I am sure I am not explaining it clearly, but I tried my best.
What am I doing wrong!!!