Series165 Automatic Transfer Switch with faulty controller
I have a Series 165 Automatic Transfer Switch (with Group 3 Digital Controller, rated 240 VAC), which seems to have a faulty controller. The lights on the control panel will come on for only about 10 seconds after power is applied, then they all go off and stay off. The controller sends a signal to the generator to start and to continue to run whether utility power is available or not, and the controller will never activate the transfer switch solenoid, so generator power is never switched to the load. Do I need to consider replacing the controller (electronic circuitry), or is there something else that can be done?
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You have a faulty component in the controls somewhere. Sometimes you can find it by unhooking things, then try powering up until it stays on. Then you isolate it down by gradually hooking things back up until your problem comes back.
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The ASCO 165 does not switch the home onto the generator during testing / exercise. Unless you manually press the test buttona nd hold. If the power goes and the generator starts, look at the two LED's on front and make sure the generator LED is lit, if it is then the transfer switch is accepting the generator power quality and should switch, if it does not, with everything off generator etc, kill the main breaker feeding the ATS, if the generator starts and it still does not switch you have a board, or position of siwtch micro switch, or rectifier problem in the ASCO. Let me know if you need a manual or you kind find easily on the net, ascopower.com
E002 The main thermistor (TH1) has poor contact or an open circuit. The thermal switch has an open circuit (TP1). The fixing heater has an open circuit. The AC driver PCB is faulty. The DC controller PCB is faulty. The door switch is faulty.
E002 0000 The temperature of the fixing film is as follows: 1. has exceeded 100°C, but does not reach 115°C within 1 sec thereafter. 2. has exceeded 140°C, but does not reach 150°C within 1 sec thereafter. 3. has exceeded 160°C, but does not reach 165°C within 1 sec thereafter.
Main cause: The fixing film unit is faulty (i.e., the main thermistor TH1 has poor contact, or the fixing heater is faulty). The main power supply PCB is faulty. The DC controller PCB is faulty.
Caution: To clear the error, execute the following in service mode: COPIER>FUNCTION>FCLEAR>ERR.
Action See the description for E003.
E003 Action 1. State Turn on the power switch, and clear E002/E003. Thereafter, turn off and then on the power switch. Does the fixing heater operate? NO: See "The fixing heater fails to operate." 2. Wiring Is the wiring from the DC controller PCB to the fixing film unit normal? NO: Correct the wiring. 3. Fixing film unit, DC controller PCB Try replacing the fixing film unit. Is the problem corrected? YES: End. NO: Replace the DC controller PCB.
ur developing motor gears worn out replace them ur problem will be resolved............... and This error also shows the faulty secondary transfer engaging mechanism. 1. Faulty secondary transfer engagement sensor. Action: Replace the secondary transfer engagement sensor. 2. Faulty secondary transfer engaging solenoid. Action: Replace the secondary transfer engaging solenoid. 3. Faulty feed motor. Action: Replace the feed motor. 4. Faulty DC controller PCB Action: Replace the DC controller PCB. good luck, and do rate the solution if helps
PF is probably PE like mine, sometimes the bottome row of the liquid display doesn't work properly
PE is a Pressure Error - condition - The water level in Tub goes down during operation
Possible Causes ¥ The Circuit of Pressure Switch shorted or disconnected. ¥ Pressure Switch is troubled or disconnected ¥ The Controller is troubled. ¥ The Air Tube is kinked or damaged. Possible solutions ¥ Repair or replace the Circuit of Pressure Switch. ¥ Replace the Pressure Switch. ¥ Repair or replace the Controller. ¥ Remove the cause of kink or replace the Air Tube.
Same problem here with the ASCO 165, after a couple of fierce lightning strikes yesterday that did over $10k damage to my neighbor's electronics, and also took out my garage door opener.
I'm pretty confident the control board is the problem, but I don't plan to try to replace components. Will probably opt for a new control board from ASCO, or another source, assuming they are still available.