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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:15 am 
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Hi hope someone can shed some light on this for me.

I will try and explain it to you as I do not have a clue what this item is I have pictures.

OK in a bulleted version here I go.

My Water heats up just fine and the boiler fires up obviously.

My Heating will not go on, but did one day

But had to turn off

Not worked since

Thermostat on stairs Tank in bathroom cupboard

The is a square box by tank looks like a socket but not

No idea what its called technically but kids call it the whizzy whizzer as it sounds like a wind up clock/money metre thing going on

I have pics. Anyways that I think is the culprit to be honest, as when the heating was working we used that.....

Sometimes the heating would activate at the panel for its time to come on but sometimes did not.

It depended if someone had touched the thermostat on the stairs. Almost as if it tripped it. i.e. the unit socket thing.

I would set the thermostat on stairs to 18-20 and then go into the cupboard where the tank is and on the socket thing

There was a small thin bar at the top and it was to the right. I would move it to the left all the way making a whizzy sound lol

and ......TADDAAAAAAA on came the heating.

History lesson over lol

NOW though the thin bar is flimsy loose and has no whizz noise and no resistance like a windup clock/ money metre

So now no heating

1 What is it called
2 Where can I purchase one from
3 Are there any gotchaaa 's
4 How much

OR Any advice that you can offer.

Ta

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:00 am 
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Its called a diverter valve aka Y plan valve, I suggest you get someone in to do it as it requires wiring, There are cheap vavles but there cheap for a reason

its more than likely the syncro motor has gone duff, some valves you can swap them

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Aye. Diverter valve.

Generally needs replacing like-for-like. Some are metal as per pic above; some have plastic outer bodies. Pic of yours will help identify exact valve.#replacing requires a degree of handiness draining down the system and some electrical skill as well.

Best left to a Pro if you are unsure.

Valve itself anything from £80- £140 plus fitting

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well that never worked
how do I add pics


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resize to 1200 pixels maximum, hit the full editor button at the bottom of the reply box, then browse, select image to upload.


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See attached for type as requested

And Cheers for the help

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ye olde danfos 3 way valve

As I said above get some one in, and save yourself the hassle, its a routine job for any heating engineer - in, out done and dusted

edit. as pictured it is a Danfos HSA3, retail on the actuator aka syncro is £62 or the complete valve is £100 retail but can be had for £60 from the likes of Plumb centre

https://www.plumbcenter.co.uk/product/d ... -and-hsa3/



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Ok that's great thanks very much for your help

Off I go to get one

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richhhhhhhhhh wrote:
Ok that's great thanks very much for your help

Off I go to get one

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Aye get one. \but do you know how to drain down the wet side and make the electrical connections ?

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I will get one.
And....... ermmmm no not yet
I can drain the water out the heating as at the end of the of the rads is a little bleeder lol 'A Tap" in the down stairs loo.
That I can drain all the water out the system and empty the hot tank and its big erm pot in the loft with the fresh from outside running in to it. Switch heating off as I'm not sure about the water pump on tank running dry. May not be a problem but I don't know.

And the wire coming from the Danfos HSA3 goes into a whole load of spaggetti. So if I cant work out which wire goes where I will have to get someone in.

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Take a photo of the wiring first

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turn the electric off first (power usually comes from the boiler), take pictures before you start and change 1 wire at a time I doubt it will be the valve body


do this at your own risk and don't come crying to us when it goes wrong :roll: :wink:



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LMAO

I will not blame you

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