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Dimplex rxpw4 not switching on

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Rarelyamson, 17 Nov 2016.

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  1. Rarelyamson

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    Hi all, just moved into a flat. The electric heating system is controlled by this unit. dimplex rxpw4

    The display doesn't switch on, not sure where the problem lies. Everything else works fine.

    Should I buy a new one or get an electrician round.

    If there anything I'm missing.

    Many thanks in advance.
    R
     

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    Are there any switches near the thing that need to be on as well?
     
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    Check all the MCB's are switched on in your consumer unit.

    DS
     
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    Thanks for the swift reply. Nothing I can see except the attached photo.
     

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    You need a key , that's a key switch. Have a look on your house keys ?

    DS
     
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    A key switch, that does not look like a key switch !!!???
    We've got loads of keys somewhere. Will take a look.
    Don't u have to turn a key!??

    Well get back to you tomorrow.

    Many thanks again.
     
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    the key is stamped out of thin metal plate, and is called a fish key because it looks just like a fish



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    I wouldn't expect either of those switches to cut the power to the controller though?
     
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    Oh!!!??? Haven't got a fish key. Just ordered one!
    So what do they actually do these switches?
    I'm hoping it will turn the controller power back on!
     
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    Hello again, well you were correct fish key made no difference!!
    Should I just buy another control panel or is it worth upgrading to a new improved wifi controlled (with security :)) version?
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
    P
     
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    Have you identified which circuit breaker in your consumer unit is for the heating? (Maybe post a photo of the consumer unit and associated things e.g. meter and any other boxes.)

    Do you own a multimeter?

    I take it you're not renting the flat, right ?!
     
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    Thanks will do tonight. No not renting own it.
    Just need the control unit to set a timer for all the headers.
    Ta
     
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