vaillant ecotec temperature control kob broke

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DrGonzo, 5 Nov 2012.

  1. DrGonzo

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    the radiator temp control knob seems to have broken and I can't turn the rads up or down on the boiler. Any ideas how to turn this setting up, they were on 3/4
     
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  4. Line it up correctly and push it through. Will work fine but there will be a small pice of plastic left inside the control box. Not really an issue though.

    If I were to do it I would open the boiler up, but you not being qualified (I presume) shouldn't do this
     
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    Yeah right, best you contact Ghostwatch, or most haunted! Things don't break unless touched. Spontaneous Human Conbustion is bowl licks too!
     
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    Oh, but of course :rolleyes: :LOL: :mrgreen:
     
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    Pushed it in but it's stuck and won't go any further so I can't push the new knob into place.
     
  9. Oh we'll its obviously snapped leaving a longer rod than I have seen before.

    Will have to be opened up to be fitted then
     
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    Can't I just take the front off and not touch any of the inside parts?
     
  11. U "can" do whatever you like it's your house but as a registered gas engineer I'm not going to encourage it.

    The reason is that the front cover of this boiler forms a seal for the combustion air supply, the boiler should not be operated without this cover or if it is damaged. Although you wouldn't be touching any gas, in my opinion opening this boiler is not for the non registered, other may not agree

    If you choose to go ahead I would suggest caution. You will also need to access the electrics compartment to remove the old rod.so the power should be switched off at the mains
     
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