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How do i know if the control unit is bad on an aquastar 1600H

The unit just stopped producing hot water. the voltage on the hydro generator is 0.5 vac. how do i know if the control board is good or bad

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  • Peter Klepl
    Peter Klepl Nov 20, 2014

    i took the hydrogenerator off last night and found that the parts inside were broken. there was a rubber washer curled up, looks like it was coming apart for quite some time. possibly this was a defective hydrogenerator

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That voltage does not seem high enough. Supposed to be 1.6 VAC and I got 2.5 VAC. Do you have the water flow turned to the maximum? Is there something blocking water flow? The hydro voltage should be checked separetly from everything else, so if you can't get the VAC higher, my guess would be that's the problem.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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  • Peter Klepl
    Peter Klepl Nov 19, 2014

    so cleaning the hydro generator might raise the voltage?

  • zawy Nov 20, 2014

    If it's clogged, and if it can be cleaned, then maybe. I assume you have good and strong water flow when you turn on a hot water faucet. If you do, and if you disconnected one of the 2 wires of the hydrogenerator like you are supposed to (so that voltage is not drained off of it) and set your voltmeter to AC and it said 0.5, then something is wrong with the hydrogenerator.

  • Peter Klepl
    Peter Klepl Nov 20, 2014

    i took the hydrogenerator off last night and found that the parts inside were broken and had been deteriorating for quite some time. waiting for a new part to arrive

  • zawy Nov 20, 2014

    hmm, that's not cool.They should make water heaters to last a long time. I'm disappointed with Bosch. Since when did Germans starts doing shotty engineering (microswitch) or going cheapo on parts (hydrogenerator deteriorating)?

  • Peter Klepl
    Peter Klepl Nov 20, 2014

    i have no idea, but i wish that Rheem or one of the other popular brands would come up with a hydrogenerated tankless water heater as i would gladly upgrade to their equipment.

  • zawy Nov 20, 2014

    For 32 years I

  • zawy Nov 20, 2014

    For 32 years after reading about them in popular science I've wondered why tankless is not standard.

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Possible flow sensor issue. Check to see if your water pressure fluctuates a lot or is fairly steady. These units are sensitive to the pressure. take care.

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Problem could be air supply, gas supply, venting, part failure or combination of listed things.

Best place to start is manual.
http://www.boschhotwater.com/BoschModel1600H/FeaturesandSpecs/tabid/1024/Default.aspx

Typical 1600 manual shows troubleshoot starting page 19
http://www.boschhotwater.com/Portals/7/TechManuals/1600H_English_0606.pdf

Bosch has online tech support form:
http://forms.boschhotwater.com/Home/BoschTechSupportForm/tabid/614/Default.aspx

BOSCH error codes:
http://www.boschhotwater.com/HelpfulResources/TechnicalSupport/BoschAquaStarModels/2400ESTechSupport/Troubleshooting/tabid/1295/Default.aspx

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