Creda Storage Heaters Pt2

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Make: Creda
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Hey All.

So these storage heaters are the bane of my life.

I noticed one of the storage heaters not working some months ago, I opened it up, realised there was a green component on the thermal combined control (what ever that is) that was heating up really hot, but the storage heater wasn't working. I don't even know if that is the issue. Judging by the price, I thought it wasn't worth looking for the component, so decided to just replace it with a used dimplex I already had.

Now it seems, the main lounge heater seems to have the same issue also.

So just to recap:
There is electricity getting into the heater as that green component heats up quite a lot. (I don't know if this is normal, I assume it is).
The heating elements do not seem to heat up as it doesn't release any heat at all.

Does anyone know what the issue maybe?

Thanks
 
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Picture of the green component may help. From the link it would seem this is a bi-metal heat controller and possible there is a shunt in parallel with the green component which has gone open circuit. But picture not really good enough so only a guess.
 
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Picture of the green component may help. From the link it would seem this is a bi-metal heat controller and possible there is a shunt in parallel with the green component which has gone open circuit. But picture not really good enough so only a guess.

Sorry for the delay, Here is the overall assembly:
 
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The green item is the accelerator resistor, it is designed to get hot some of the time.

If the elements are not heating, then it's a matter of disconnecting the supply cable and checking continuity from the cable through the heater until a break is found.
Usual culprits are the thermostat or fuse if the heater suddenly stopped working, or the elements if the amount of heat stored seemed to reduce over a period of days/weeks/months.
 
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Hey All.
So I think this is one of those Homer Simpson DOH moments.
I had the same issue with my hall way storage heater as well.

At the time I checked the thermal fuse in situ, Previously they have disintegrated into a metal blob, which obviously showed a reading, not realising the Accelerator resistor will have been showing the reading as opposed to nothing.

Anyway, I removed it off this one, checked it, then realised it had blown.
Replaced, and working :D no more shivering.

Thanks for everyone's help.
 
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