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Having purchased a phillips steam generator iron model gc 8080 of ebay the iron has ceased to work ,it will not heat up,the steam boiler is working but the sole plate is not it seems like there is no power coming to the sole plate what is causing this problem ?

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Electrically open heater circuit for sole plate, or bad thermostatic control.

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Make : Weil-McLain Model : CG-5-SPDN Series 12 I have the above mentioned boiler which is located on the 1st level of a three story one family house, the area where the boiler is located is insulated.


You don't have an optimum distribution of steam in your house. Try closing a little bit the valves supplying the heaters in the lower floors. Close a little bit more until you get the desired balance.

Nov 06, 2012 | Air Conditioners

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My boiler heating is working but hot water is not coming. i want to know how to set hot water 24 hours 7 days


As I understand your question, you have a boiler with a 'summer/winter' hookup for domestic hot water.

Your boiler should run all the time, i.e. not be shut off by you. Your boiler provides hot water for baseboard heat in your home ... possibly through several 'zones' each controlled by an individual thermostat and circulator. Yours may be a steam system. If this is the case, you have radiators not radiant baseboard heaters and no circulators.

Your summer/winter hookup provides a constant supply of domestic hot water. It does this by taking cold water from your water main and passing it through a copper coil which sits inside your boiler and then to your hot water main in your home. Since the coil sits in the hot water at the top of the boiler, it is constantly being heated. This coil may be in a deteriorated condition in your case or it may be too small for your needs.

Several years ago, I did a small upgrade to my mid 1950's era American Standard boiler. The summer winter hookup in my case was mounted on a 4 inch cast iron boiler plug. The coil was 12 feet long (folded up to a package about 1 foot long). I was very afraid when the plumber came in with what amounted to a 10 foot long pipe wrench. My fear was I would have a pile of broken cast iron at the end of the day. All is well that ends well. He got the old one out and replaced it with a coil that consisted of 20 feet of copper tubing 3/4 inch in size (the folded tubing was about 20 inches long and fit nicely into the boiler). We now have all the hot water a household consisting of one guy and three gals would need in all but the extremest of times..

I think you r answer is here ... replace your summer/winter coil with a new, bigger coil.

Something else I did. My kitchen is 60 feet (pipe wise) from the boiler. It takes a long time to get hot water there. I put in a small electric hot water heater just under the kitchen. I put a timer on it so it runs for a couple hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon. The hot water line from the boiler serves as the cold water input to the heater. I now enjoy the convenience of quick hot water in the kitchen with the relatively low cost of oil heated water from the boiler as a relatively small cost of electricity.

My winter settings are 160 - 200 and my summer settings are 120 - 150 which seems adequate for our needs.

Thanks for your question at FixYa.com. I hope I have been of assistance to you today.

Feb 05, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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I have steam heat when i turn my heat on i get black dust all over my homeon child toys


Steam heat-- I can appreciate that-- I have done Maintenance work on Steam systems for years-
Most of my systems have big cast iron radiators, and a valve on one end, and a steam trap on the other end of the radiator.
The radiator has to be painted with a silver paint-- or it will rust easily--

Tell me about your radiator, and is there rust?
Is there any leakage at the radiator valve-- like at the stem packing?
Sometimes the water that leaks out of the packing can be black-- (It is iron oxide, too..)

Do any of these comments help your trouble shooting?

Tell me more, so I might be able to help you further.

Mack B

Jan 17, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Hello, I have a Sanyo Steam Iron.Model No. A-L201,its light n indicaters r proper ,but its plate is not heating, please help me to solve this problem.


this sounds like an element, burned wire, or safety fuse is out. may be cheaper to replace than fix. is this iron under $50 new?
since you say it light is on; its not power to the iron but inside the iron.

Dec 31, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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I have hot rads upstairs but down stairs 2rads cold the boiler comes on for 2miniuts theh cuts out and starts again


two things. 1 check the air vents on your radiators to make sure they are open to allow the steam in. Where is your thermostat in relation to the working radiators if the thermostat gets satisfied too quickly you won't have time to heat the other radiators. Steam rises and it is normal for upper radiators to get hot a little earlier

Dec 21, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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Hhow to set the pressuretrol??


Hi,
I assume you are talking about a steam heating system...
There are two screws on the top of the pressuretrol...


turn the pressure screw down to the lowest pressure at which you still get heat to the farthermost radiator...make sure the vents are working...or steam does not flow to displace the air...
Then just give the differential screw enough difference so the boiler cycles on and of a bout three times and hour...when making steam...
That's all there is too it...

heatman101

Oct 08, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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My home heating system consists of an ancient (but efficient and flawless) 1924 Richardson steam boiler. It was originally installed to burn coal, but in the 1930s a Honeywell Janitrol natural gas system...


Hi; I first want to know if You can use a millivolt generator operated pilot valve sized to fit Your gas supply line. Secondly does Your existing main gas valve supply the pilot gas. This is very important and I need to know before I can give You options...Lastly I have to tell You never tell a public help engine that You have removed any safety feature from a gas appliance. This is very dangerous for anyone in Your house. Now Im being very gentle on You because I want to help You solve this problem. 706-319-0055...alpharome416 eastern time...

Jan 22, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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I'm a new plumber. I was asked to restart a burnham gas fired steam boiler in a fire damaged apartment. The boiler was drained last winter along with the radiators but was not winerized. I am their plumber...


1. You need to fill the entire system with water before you fire it, boiler AND radiators... Then, you would normally vent as much of the trapped air in the system as you could... It's not like you are only going to fill just the boiler and then pump that water through the pipes.

There is a temp setting on the boiler, but I don't think that's a solution. Remember that the water in the system is going to begin circulating as soon as you start the boiler. So, it will start circulating when it's cold, and then gradually warm up.

Your problem is not the sudden rush of hot water, it's going to be filling the system in the first place, and getting the boiler started before the system freezes up ...

I don't really have any suggestions for you though, other than perhaps renting one of those construction heaters ... and bring the building temp up a bit. But there's certain dangers associated with them too... Carbon Monoxide for one, fire is another (if used improperly).

Just thought of something: Fill the system with glycol based anti-freeze solution that's designed for heating systems. That oughta do it...

I'm guessing there's not a functioning water heater either at this point, is there ? If there was, you could possibly rig something up to fill the system with lukewarm water, and fire it before it freezes up.

2. You don't have a lot of choice. You have to fill the system, fire the boiler & wait.
It is going to take a long time to get the system up to temperature. Instant circulation is a double edged sword. The upside is you get a little bit of heat into the water & have it moving making freezing less likely. The downside is, it's hard on the boiler with that much cold water coming back you are likely to have condensation.

Apr 22, 2009 | Air Conditioners

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Gas boiler will heat water but will not heat rads


Sounds to me as if you have air trapped inside the system. If you have steam traps they may not be working. You probably need to call a tech to look boiler traps can sometimes be complicated, and steam if not controlled right can be very dangerous.

Thanks
Zerko

Aug 25, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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Philips Iron easy care 3232, sole plate careezo purchased July th 2006. It has stopped steam ironing ages ago and I have repeatedly tried to de-scale it.


To clean your Philips Easycare 3232 go to
http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/g/gc3260_02/gc3260_02_dfu_ind.pdf it works a treat. I hadn't cleaned mine for a couple of years, but these instructions resolved it! On no account use any cleaning additives or vinegar!!!!!

Jun 06, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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