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    • joe134
    • By joe134 11th Oct 16, 12:21 PM
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    ebac 2850e pcb
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:21 PM
    ebac 2850e pcb 11th Oct 16 at 12:21 PM
    Hi Guys, got a 2850e ebac dehumidifier, used only a couple of winters, due to running costs.
    Last winter, fan was sticking, so stripped it down, WD40, and ok.
    After several times,fed up stripping it down,this season, I have replaced the fan, 3 weeks ago,£35and waited ,2 weeks to be delivered, only for the PCB board to go Kaput, last night.
    £52 for a new one, same delivery time.
    Seems it's a common fault.
    Anyone know if I can bypass it,to run manually, it's a smart one.
    repair or replace?.?
    edit;;just ordered a new pcb.
    Last edited by joe134; 11-10-2016 at 2:18 PM.
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    • ukjoel
    • By ukjoel 11th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
    We have have had a few Ebacs of the same model and the similar 2650.

    While they are good pieces of kit they do seem to all fall over for the same reasons. I think we are now on our 6th or 7th replacement water holder as the float mechanism keeps breaking.

    I only purchase directly from EBAC as they come with a 5 year warranty and then flog it on ebay after 4 years and pick up another one.

    Its cheaper than replacing any parts outside of warranty.
    • joe134
    • By joe134 12th Oct 16, 6:21 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 6:21 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 6:21 AM
    We have have had a few Ebacs of the same model and the similar 2650.

    While they are good pieces of kit they do seem to all fall over for the same reasons. I think we are now on our 6th or 7th replacement water holder as the float mechanism keeps breaking.

    I only purchase directly from EBAC as they come with a 5 year warranty and then flog it on ebay after 4 years and pick up another one.

    Its cheaper than replacing any parts outside of warranty.
    Originally posted by ukjoel
    Just realising it.
    2 years warrantee now, some models 1 year.then pay £45 pa.
    customer service crap.money, no techie advice.
    2 weeks delivery from local.bishop aukland to leeds.
    this pcb will probably blow, no sooner than fitted.
    give me an on/off switch anytime.
    trouble is, , I don't know if something secondary, including new fan, caused blow, but. I think resistors are chocolate.
    • ukjoel
    • By ukjoel 12th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
    Agree customer service is poor.
    I needed a replacement removable tank and they wanted me to send back the complete unit.

    Its fairly obvious why they have dropped the warranty (or want £150 to extend it to 5 years)

    Thats what I reckon I would pay on parts on years 3-5.

    Will switch to a more reliable model when I change over.
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