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Storage Heaters

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by ajs123, 21 Jan 2013.

  1. ajs123

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    My storage heater broke down over Xmas and the electrician replaced the thermal link, however, the heater broke down again after a few days and he now says the whole unit needs replacing. Is this right, or is there something else that needs to be tried before forking out for a new unit? Thanks for any help.
     
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    The thermal link melts when the unit is over heated,

    Suggests the thermostat that controls the heating of the bricks has failed ( this is NOT the thermostat that controls release of heat into the room.

    Another reason is the heater is covered with clothes to dry them and the inside of the casing becomes too hot. The bricks are extremely hot but are thermally insulated from the casing so the case does not get as hot as the bricks PROVIDED there is air flow through the ventilation slots. If there is no air flow the case will over heat and the thermal link is likely to melt.
     
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    Thanks a lot - just wondering if spares are available as it is quite old!!!
     
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    Thanks - just looking at a Steiber Eltron, seems a good price with a 2yr warranty - probably cheaper to replace in the long run!!
     
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    Whats the make and model of your current heater? Replacing the whole thing could be a waste of effort and money, new heaters aren't exactly cheap, but new thermostats are fairly cheap (for Dimplex at least.....)
     
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    Can't make out the model number, but it is a Creda. With the thermal link breaking only 4 days after being fitted, would the thermostat be the next place to look - but with labour costs and the parts I am wondering wether just to get a new one - the steiber eltron are £211 online for a 2.5 Kw - stuck between the 2 options!! Thanks you.
     
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