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Psyclist

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:03 am Reply with quote

I've got a Sanivite 3 which is less than 1 year old, but after a phase failure yesterday it has stopped pumping.

I've dismantled the unit and cleaned everything, checked the fuse in the spur and that's fine, but I cannot get it to do anything.

Having removed the pump unit from inside the case, the electric side is obviously sealed up so I don't want to go poking around in there, but where is the switch located in these things and how can I test it?

Thanks

Kristian

*UPDATE* When tipped upside down, the pump fires up, but I can fill the case to the brim and it does nothing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:28 pm Reply with quote

You seem to have done a lot to it without understanding how they work!

They have a sensitive pressure switch connected to the tank by a thin tube.

Tube and connections need to be clear and dry!

Tony
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:59 pm Reply with quote

No thin tube. It was just a pressure switch at the bottom of the actual pump unit. The microswitch had failed inside.

All I did was clean it up and lift it out to inspect. I didn't want to break the seals and open it up without further knowledge so I contacted a Sani-flo engineer who turned up, pulled it apart and put a new switch in, silicone sealed it and put it back in the case and it worked straight away.

Job done.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:04 pm Reply with quote

That was an expensive solution.

With my guidance you could have bought the switch for about 20 and fitted it yourself!

Tony
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 pm Reply with quote

I work in a hotel with a large wedding party in tonight and that was the drainage from the bar so it absolutely had to be up and running by close of play today so I had no choice but to call an engineer if I didn't have it fixed by lunchtime.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:39 pm Reply with quote

Never seen anyone in Hotel Babylon having to mend the plumbing!

I doubt Michael could do any pumbing anyway.

Tony
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:40 pm Reply with quote

Bassil faulty did fookall either ........youd put him to shame psyclist !

Know wonder they only made 12 episodes.......couldnt get the staff ! icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:08 am Reply with quote

I thought Hotel Babalon was brilliant.

But just like Ladies' No 1 they scheduled it at an off peak time which was totally wrong for an expensive production!

Tony
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:38 am Reply with quote

Tony, would it be possible for you to add the information that you said you could have saved Psyclist lots of , to the FAQ list?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:01 am Reply with quote

75pete wrote:
Tony, would it be possible for you to add the information that you said you could have saved Psyclist lots of , to the FAQ list?
Pete


He can, but it will cost 84 + vat.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:17 pm Reply with quote

In the post!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:07 pm Reply with quote

There is no specification to put in the FAQ.

In this case I had advised the OP about the pressure switch and in a home situation he would have been able to check and replace it.

If he had properly advised that its in a bar at a hotel then I might have said something different.

He was lucky to get someone out the same day. One of my clients was told he would need to wait a week!

Tony
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