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    • Mutley4659
    • By Mutley4659 14th Jun 19, 5:40 PM
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    Pactrol Micro 7 Timer Unit
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    • 14th Jun 19, 5:40 PM
    Pactrol Micro 7 Timer Unit 14th Jun 19 at 5:40 PM
    My tenant is telling me this old and dated timer keeps resetting itself to 1pm and therefore not heating his water for when he wants it. Other than replacing it with a modern equivalent ( Pactrol themselves advise a Horstmann Electronic 7) is there anything else that could be causing this reset problem???
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 14th Jun 19, 5:49 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 5:49 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 5:49 PM
    They have a little nicad battery inside to keep it going during power cuts. I'm wondering if your tenant has been switching off the mains to it (to save money!). Mine are terrors for this sort of nonsense.


    FTA: If you suspect the above, I suggest one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Horstmann-Economy-7-Water-Heater-Controller-Immersion-Timer-boost/192603256574?hash=item2cd80c76fe:g:cBgAAOSwVwRbUQi r


    Clockwork boost, no battery, and tenant proof.
    Last edited by jk0; 14-06-2019 at 8:08 PM.
    • Mutley4659
    • By Mutley4659 14th Jun 19, 8:21 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 8:21 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 8:21 PM
    Cheers jkO...I've just been reassured he hasn't. I think I'm just looking to check it wouldn't be something like a defective immersion element...somehow?
    I reckon the timer is about 25+ years old now.
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