|18/09/2005 20:16:42||bart||My heater is always heating, regardless of the heater lever position. Therefore I removed the heater valve for further inspection. When removing the heater valve cover I accidentally broke the copper thermostat connection wire at the valve side.
After messing with an adjustment screw within the valve mechanism it looks like the valve works again, although I don't completely understand the functioning of this screw and the thermostat connection.
Is the copper wire a part of the heater element or is it part of the valve? Does anyone know about suppliers which still have heater spare parts?
Thank you, bart
|19/09/2005 10:02:10||Senor Burt||the copper wire is a thermostat that is supposed to keep the heater temperature constant.
I think the heater valve assembly is still available. I can't remember where from, but I recall that it is a V*lv* part.
|19/09/2005 10:39:42||Steve B||I got a heater valve reconditioned by Graham Macdonald. It cost about £30 but had a new sealing washer and a working thermostat.|