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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 2nd Feb 17, 7:51 PM
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    11pm heating mystery
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 7:51 PM
    11pm heating mystery 2nd Feb 17 at 7:51 PM
    So at 2300 every day, my heating comes on for about 5 seconds, then goes off again.

    The pump comes on, I hear the radiators bang for a moment then it all turns off again.

    The controller is an old Drayton like this:


    which is working 100% OK - the time is spot on and all the settings are acted upon as expected, and all the buttons work. There is definitely nothing set to come on at 2300, neither weekday nor weekend.

    I've tried powering the controller off and on again, so at this point I have to put it down to a sleepy gremlin who only awakes at that time to annoy me.

    Any other ideas?
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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 2nd Feb 17, 7:59 PM
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    • #2
    • 2nd Feb 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 7:59 PM
    My heating does something similar as a self test feature.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 2nd Feb 17, 8:03 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 8:03 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 8:03 PM
    Mine does too. It cycles the system for a short period if the temperature in the boiler drops below a certain point.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 2nd Feb 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 8:15 PM
    Mine does it at times. I thought it was to stop the pump seizing.
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    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 2nd Feb 17, 10:25 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Feb 17, 10:25 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 17, 10:25 PM
    Mine does it at times. I thought it was to stop the pump seizing.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    It is ...........
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    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 4th Feb 17, 9:42 PM
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    • 4th Feb 17, 9:42 PM
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    • 4th Feb 17, 9:42 PM
    I bow to the knowledge of people who already posted.

    My more modern Drayton was doing that more than once and I found it was where there was a timer setting set to start and stop at the same time.

    I reset the timer to factory default and changed it to less events per day.

    I imagine others are right that there is some sort of test.
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    • wr1ght
    • By wr1ght 6th Feb 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 6th Feb 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 6th Feb 17, 8:19 PM
    i have the same model as that and mine does it
    • MandyMuffet45
    • By MandyMuffet45 14th Jul 17, 12:04 PM
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    • #8
    • 14th Jul 17, 12:04 PM
    Help!
    • #8
    • 14th Jul 17, 12:04 PM
    My daughter has just moved in her first home and has this control panel on her boiler.

    She does not have a manual, can you please help me tell her how it works?

    Thanks
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 14th Jul 17, 12:12 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:12 PM
    • #9
    • 14th Jul 17, 12:12 PM
    My daughter has just moved in her first home and has this control panel on her boiler.

    She does not have a manual, can you please help me tell her how it works?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by MandyMuffet45
    It would have been better to post your own thread.
    This may be of use:
    http://www.gotogasdocs.co.uk/f/m/Drayton/Discontinued%20Products/Tempus%207%20Installation%20&%20User%20Instruction s.pdf
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 14th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    Also worth checking out YouTube and whatever she is trying to do with said controller.

    e.g.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=drayton+tempus+7+timer

    Mine would be easier if it was in Chinese so I search the model number and "setting time" etc. Mine was set with 6 changes on and off per day, I found that there was a setting to reduce it to two which made it simpler.

    Then I set it to not come on at all, the boiler is a combi and heats as it goes, I set it to eco mode and even in the Winter I just turn heating on at 22 degrees only if I am really very cold (wear a jumper first).. I found there there was a simple one button way to turn it on now.
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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 15th Jul 17, 9:23 AM
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    Not sure how you ended up on my thread but:

    http://es.rs-online.com/webdocs/002a/0900766b8002ac76.pdf
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