Replacement Synchronous Motor for motorised valves ACL Honeywell Landis Gye Satchwell Sopec Tower DIY Replacement 2-Port 3-Port Valve Failure
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The powerhead or actuator is the electrical section. It’s comprised of a motor and some electronic components and usually has one or more microswitches. Inside a Honeywell V4073A 3-port motorised valve showing the rubber ball which closes one or other port, never both. The V4043B valves are uncommon and likely to be found in solid fuel systems. These valves fail-safe in the open position in the event of a power failure or valve motor failure. On modern Honeywell valves, if the powerhead fails it can be removed from the valve body without draining down. However,be warned!With very old Honeywell motorised valves the powerhead could not be removed without draining the water first.
where can i buy the replacement motor from on the high street today and what's a reasonable price for it? This can be difficult to feel for at first. It is most obvious when the valve has been in the Heating Only position and reverts to the mid-position. If the valve motor fails, the motorised valve will not open. The valve will not then close the end switch and so will not complete the auxiliary circuit. The boiler will not fire (with no open pipe circuit to dissipate the heat), unless another motorised valve opens another pipe circuit and calls the boiler into action. This prevents the boiler firing and the pump running when there is no water circuit open. If the powerhead was removed from the valve to make it easier to change the motor, it must now be re-attached to the valve. The power head cover can then be refitted and secured with the single screw. Make sure it sits squarely on the powerhead, with no wires pushing out from the sides.
If you know how to work safely with mains voltage electricity, the valve motor can be tested with a multimeter. With the mains electrical supply turned off and isolated, the resistance across the two motor wires (either both blue or both orange) can be tested. To test correctly, at least one of the two motor wires must be disconnected from the heating wiring circuit. In medium sized or larger properties, using a combi boiler, there may be an additional zone valve external to the boiler which allows the heating to be split into two zones. Crimps are metal tubes within plastic insulation, which are flattened using pliers to trap two wires, joining them electrically. These crimps can sometimes be re-opened by using pliers to squeeze together the edges of the flattened tube. This can be done with the plastic in place. If successful it frees the two wires. The plastic insulation may break, in which case the crimp is discarded. Both of these genuine SYNCHRON motors work in Honeywell motorised valves. The motors SYNCHRON make specifically for Honeywell come with two blue wires Starting with the controls set for Heating Only, hold the lever tight against the right side of the slot. Now get someone to select Hot Water too, so you get Heating and Hot Water together. You may need to turn the cylinder stat up to make it call. As soon as Hot Water is also called, you will hearthe valve start to unwind under the force of the spring, then you will feel the lever “bump” your finger.
Fortunately I do have a multimeter but didn't need it because my valves have an led that indicates when open. So I operated the valve manually and the led lit up and everything started up as normal. So I knew the motor was receiving power..
In smaller properties there is usually one programmer which has two channels. One programmer channel controls the heating (radiators or underfloor) and the other programmer channel controls hot water. Where additional zone valves are used there will usually be another programmer or timer. Honeywell motorised valve construction The commonest fault with Honeywell motorised valves is motor failure. Honeywell valve motor fault? Testing a Synchron valve motor
Honeywell V4044C1288 22mm 3-port diverter valve. This valve is not a mid-position valve. It opens either Port A or Port B (usually heating and hot water). Apart from the few moments when it is switching between ports, Port A and Port B are not open together. Note that it is a 3-wire valve, not a 5-wire valve V4044C motorised valves are 3 port diverter valves. They send flow to either the hot water port or the heating port but not both, except briefly during switchover. They are 3 wire valves. Find a Plumber Plumbers Looking for Work - Post Here Looking for a Plumber? Post Jobs Here Looking for a Heating Engineer? Post Jobs Here Find a Renewable Energy Specialist Plumbers Directory Listings Synchron valve motors can remain energised and hot for many hours a day, all through the winter. They may eventually fail. A failed Synchron valve motor will prevent a 2-port motorised valve from working. The valve won’t be driven open and the end switch will not be made (connected) so power will not be sent on to the boiler or pump. The Honeywell V4073A is a spring-return valve. Port A or port B can be closed by a rubber ball, though never both at the same time. The rubber ball is moved between ports A and B by an actuator shaft or spindle which is driven by the powerhead. The inlet port AB can never be closed; the ball only moves between port A and port B.The Honeywell motorised valve faults detailed above are likely to apply to most domestic Honeywell valves. A programmer and room thermostat (stat) are used to control heating times and room air temperatures. The programmer and room stat may be combined into a single programmable room stat. Where possible a photo of the V4073 Sychronous Motor detail is included in the listing for identification purposes only Honeywell V4043H1056 22mm 2-port zone valves have five wires: green/yellow is Earth, blue is Neutral, brown is Live (or Line) to the motor, grey and orange are connected to the end switch and form part of a separate circuit. im not good enough with this stuff to do the multimeter thing and even if i figured out what the problem was, id definitely need to get a plumber in to fix it so might as well call him now!