LAP 24 hour mechanical timer issues

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  1. Frank_33

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    Please help?
    Heating engineer has installed a replacement and the timer seems to be running out of sync. Led indicator is on permanently too. I know the quality is poor but I’m renting so this is what I got. Water doesn’t appear to be too hot so I’m guessing it’s not on all the time. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I think the led is a power light, so agree not on all time. Do you get hot water at all? Get heating engineer back.
     
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    Thanks! Led light indicates power to heater. Instructions are crap! I’m getting hot water but it appears to be running quicker on the clock. I’m on economy 7 and I don’t want it to be running during the day or even twice a day by the looks of things. It’s pulling 16A so it won’t be cheap at peak times.
     
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    Once the water is up to Temperature the thermostat will switch off, so you won’t be constantly pulling 16amp

    16amp. Are you sure.??
    Must be a big heater. Most cheaper timers are only rated at 13A max. could be your problem and the contacts are fried.
     
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    Thanks! It’s a 30 gallon tank pulling 13A but the timer is rated to 16A. Did a bit of digging around last night. It’s definitely the timer function as I reset it last night and it’s already done a full 24 hour cycle. I’m still getting hot water but it’s switching every 12 hours instead of 24. I’ve called it in as I can’t figure it out.
     
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    screwfix and others are doing order and collect. maybe get a replacement yoursrlf. It’s not hard to fit.
     
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    I’m in a rental flat so it’s all hands off. Ordinarily I would as the agents are real slow at fixing anything. LAP timers are not the best and I’d have liked something digital but I guess the extra £10 was out of scope.
     
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    What you may be able to do Frank, is pay for and fit your own, and then put it back as you found it by refitting the LAP if/when you leave? Usually just a permission thing, that’s how we operate as a social landlord.
     
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    Good plan! Saves me waiting 3 weeks
     
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    3 weeks, you reckon? My pessimistic side says 3 months.
     
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    More like 3 years knowing my agent
     
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