1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Creda 79141 storage heater not working

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by ottosump, 23 Oct 2020.

  1. ottosump

    ottosump

    Joined:
    28 Aug 2008
    Messages:
    273
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi group, the mother in laws has a problem with one of her storage heaters, it’s a Creda 79141, basically its not heating up, last year when I took a quick look at it everything appeared fine except for the excessive amount of dust that had accumulated. I hoovered it clean and the next day she was delighted as it had started working again, I’m going to buy a spare thermostat and heating element and take them with me next time I visit (she lives 2.5hrs away and is in tier 3 lockdown at the moment) My question is, does anyone know how many heating elements the unit has, as I don’t want to have to do the journey twice.

    Thinks I checked last year

    Power getting to unit, red thermal fuse intact, thermostat reset OK

    TIA, Otto in West Cumbria
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. sparkwright

    sparkwright

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    8,439
    Thanks Received:
    1,053
    Location:
    Dorset
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It never seems to be the elements, more likely the charge controller.

    Take a continuity tester/multimeter with you.

    And spare 20amp double pole wall switch.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
  4. ottosump

    ottosump

    Joined:
    28 Aug 2008
    Messages:
    273
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the advice Sparkwright..
     
  5. sparkwright

    sparkwright

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    8,439
    Thanks Received:
    1,053
    Location:
    Dorset
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Can you confirm the wattage of the heater?

    A 1.7kW heater has two elements.

    With the power completely and safely turned off, a simple continuity test between L and N on the OUTGOING terminals at the wall switch (switch in off position) should give an indication if the heater will work.

    If there is continuity, there is a complete circuit within the heater, meaning the thermal cut out and controller are ok.

    Not a very scientific answer, keeping it simple.
     
  6. 333rocky333

    333rocky333

    Joined:
    12 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    8,272
    Thanks Received:
    874
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Elements rarely go and always there is more than 1, so I wouldnt buy an element yet, if your model has a reset then check that first, google will help you do that
     
  7. ottosump

    ottosump

    Joined:
    28 Aug 2008
    Messages:
    273
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for all the advice guys, the mother in law contacted me this morning to tell me it's working again, no one has touched it!
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  9. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page