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Horstmann Economy 7 quartz timer not rotating

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by londumpster, 4 Apr 2011.

  1. londumpster

    londumpster

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    Hello there,

    I recently moved into a new flat and the water heater came with the above timer.

    The timer doesnt seem to be working. The clock doesnt rotate at all. Altough I can hear the clock tick. Also the Boost function works fine(I ve been using it to heat up the water).

    Am I missing something here.. Do I need to set anything?

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Regards
    Achyut
     
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    I have had that with the mechanical Horstmann timers. They go like that if they have been mishandled. It needs a new one.

    The electronic version is better.
     
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    Thanks for that.. I will look to have it changed. Would you know how much it would cost me(including the labour) to have it changed to electric timer.

    Cheers
     
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    £60 + VAT from TLC Direct

    It's a straight swap so no wiring work or notofication required.
     
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    Thanks.. thats really helpful..

    Can I do it myself or I need to call in an electrician to fit it in.

    Also, I spoke to my electricity provider and they said that the property doesnt have Economy 7 tarrifs. So are there any better/compatible timers available that I could use.

    Thanks
     
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    I have the exact same issue with my controller also, the clock doesnt seem to rotate at all although i can get the hot water on no problem..

    Can someone confirm if this can be installed by myself or do I require a qualified Electrician to install?
     
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    You can DIY replace the Hortsman with a similar replacemernt model.

    If you do not have E7 then something like
    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/TCCPI24.html

    might be more approriate. Note that these require an adjacent 13A Fused Connection Unit (FCU) to provide protection and isolation.
     
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