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Topic Title: More storage heater fault finding
Topic Summary: It's that time of year!
Created On: 16 December 2008 06:59 PM
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 16 December 2008 06:59 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Didn't want to hijack kevs post, but mine is similar. I don't do a lot of these so be gentle with me.

(No pics sorry and not the same heater)

tested element - OK, as 40ish Ohms

Noticed that contacts weren't closed, but when I closed them I got continuity. Pushed the reset button, but didn't help with the closing.

Any suggestions? The heater had been painted (!) so no clue as to what make might be yet, but probably quite old. Is it likely that this part be replaced??

Thanks in advance
 16 December 2008 07:16 PM
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normcall

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"Noticed that contacts weren't closed, but when I closed them I got continuity"
Now what does that tell you about a thermostat that should be calling for heat at less than 60 odd degrees?
Get a new thermostat and fit.

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Norman
 16 December 2008 08:20 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Thanks norm, I sort of figured that they had to be closed to complete the circuit and for the element to start heating, but wasnt sure how easy it was to get hold of and fit a new one. I'll make some more investigation about getting the theromstat

Thanks
 16 December 2008 08:26 PM
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AMN

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You could try here http://www.storageheater.co.uk/default.htm for parts.

Regards

AMN
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