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jefoss

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:36 pm Reply with quote

hey guys,

got a beautiful potterton prima f60 boiler

its gone off, the start button seems ot not be working.

is there anyway i can "hotwire" it to get it up and running till i can get a guy in?

cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:46 pm Reply with quote

There is no start button, just a control stat. But if you mean the overheat reset button then I'll have to take your post as a wind up.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:49 pm Reply with quote

no not a wind up.

its gone off and ive read online there is a startnutton underneath, i checked and there is something there but if its a button it doesnt click..

so if im climbing the wrong treethere,, how the heck do i restart it??
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:55 pm Reply with quote

You can re-set it but nothing else. If it hasn't tripped you need to check there's a demand from external controls as fault could be there.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:58 pm Reply with quote

there is a demand, were freezing!

seriously all usual things are wanting the boiler to work, i turned off electric to do some work yesterday and didnt notice the rads off til today.

so the question is, how do i reset it???

many thanks btw for your help....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Are you sure your programmer hasn't lost it's times when the power was turned off?

Can you hear the pump run?
Can you hear the motorised valves opening?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:03 pm Reply with quote

check your programmer is still set to come on for central heating and/or hot water.



too slow icon_wink.gif


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:03 pm Reply with quote

Your reset button is underneath its a red cross and if it has popped you just push it in. If it doesn't push in or is loose then your problem is else where
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:04 pm Reply with quote

i can only assume it has lost the times, but with only 1 dial for off and the heat settings i am at a loss as to what to do.

cant hear anything at all, ive flicked the electric switch near it off and back on agin, still nothing.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:06 pm Reply with quote

There should be a programmer either near the boiler or in the airing cupboard
I think your confusing your boiler stat with programmer
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote

should look something like this

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:22 pm Reply with quote

**** me that was simple!!!! i hadnt realised that the timer had cut itself to off also! no idea how we still had hot water still though..

the mysterys of life


many thanks for your help gasservice 1985.

and thanks picasso for the pic. (i just found it before i saw the pic!)

why is it always the simplest of things that sort it!?!?!?!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:27 pm Reply with quote

No problem

You probably just had a tank of hot water you'll run out soon

I'd boost the hot water aswell once you've got all your times in
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