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Potterton Lynx air flow switch

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by steve28, 10 Feb 2006.

  1. steve28

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    Can anyone tell me if the air flow switch in the potterton Lynx, (not lynx 2)
    can be substituted for the one in the Lynx 2.

    The part number for the original is 300303, and for the Lynx2 642218.

    I am having trouble finding a spare of the original, and wondered if the latter could be substituted. Its presumably doing the same job.

    Is it a valid test to bypass the switch in order to prove if its faulty of not?

    Its a long story but the Gas board (3 star) have been out to look several times, and have changed boards several times. Now they are saying its the
    air flow switch which "we cant get anymore so it looks like a new boiler"
    I think their trained to say that because its the first thing that say when they walk in. :evil:

    Funny thing though is that the boiler works just fine if the cover is off and the PCB panel is lowered.
    Once the panel is raised and the cover is on, it stops working again within 30 mins. Just cycling on and off constantly.

    So, my money is on a bad connection or broken wire.

    I'm going fit a new boiler in the summer, (probably and Alpha CDI85) unless anyone has any horror stories, but I need to get the Lynx going again as I'm out of the country for three weeks in Turin, and my wife is freezing back in blighty.

    Any help and advice would be appreciated. :(

    Steve
     
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    It isn't the same at all.
    And your fault is unlikely to be the air flow sensor, more probably one of the connectors on the wires which go to it.
    But if you do need one, they are available secondhand.
     
  4. steve28

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    ChrisR,

    Thanks. I agree with you, I think its a wiring connection. Canu give me any leads on where I can obtain a switch "just in case".

    thanks
     
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    Air flow sensors are now obsolete. Try getting the wires and the connectors from the air flow sensor to the molex plug changed.
     
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    normally the leads which have burnt out :rolleyes:
     
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    if it works when the panel is lowered it is a poor connection between the boards. Make sure all the screws are tight and then you're looking at more new boards.
     
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