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Stelrad ideal mexico boiler

A couple of days ago, the power to the kitchen sockets tripped. I reset it but could not find the cause. Yesterday my wife commented that there was no hot water. I noted that the controller for the boiler was off and would not turn on. The socket fuse had blown so I replaced it and started the controller, set the clock and set it for hot water at the usual time. Today, she said, there's no hot water again. The socket fuse had gone again, so I replaced it, set the time and switched the hot water to ON. There was an immediate audible pop and the controller went off again, it had also tripped the kitchen circuit. So, I have an electrical problem with the boiler. It's a Stelrad Ideal Mexico Super CF100 dating from around 1990.

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Trying to look that unit up. I believe it is obsolete. IF there is an electric motor on this unit, I would check that first. Motors are the biggest consumers of electricity and they have moving parts. If there are no motors then you need to check any electric ignitors that are present. They step voltage up and can short out. This means that you should have some way to test things. Using something like a meter is good

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SOURCE: instructions for my Ideal Mexico CF60P Propane boiler

Hi tessajoe,

I'm Harvey, the master plumber. You asked where you can
download instructions/user manual/installation guide for
Ideal Mexico CF60P Water Heaters. I believe this is the correct link:

http://www.chspares.com/partselect.php?test=121

Some Companies will e-mail it, others will respond if you call them on the phone and they will fax it or mail it. Contact info on the link that you requested form me.
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TAKE A SHPO VAC AND CLEAN AREA. MAKE SURE YOU PAY SPECIAL ATT. TO THE PILOT LIGHT. FIND BUTTON HOLD IN AND IGNITE DONT LET GO WHEN IT LIGHTS FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN SEC.. YOU MIGHT ALSO HAVE TO TURN THE THERMASTAT OR KNOB TO PILOT FIRST. AFTER IT HAS LIT TURN UP FLAME

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Call the manufacture at 800-432-8373. They will be able to assist you. Have your model & serial number. Parts may be under warranty.

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sounds like the gas valve to me you need to see if the appliance is sparking 1st if it is then u need to check wether there is the right voltage going to the gas valve according to mi manufactureres instructions normally 240 volts ac if there is voltage then the gas valve is sticking get back to me after your findings

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SOURCE: on the ideal c95ff the boiler the red neon lockout

overheat stat , does it come back on with reset ?best of luck

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