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#1 74mex

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 04:11 PM

hi ive a carver cascade 2 heater in my caravan when i switch it on i can hear it ticking (think it is the sparker)then after about 10 seconds red light comes on could this be the thermo couple is broke have read some where about air in the system but cant understand how some times after numerous attempt can get it to stop on for 1/2 hour then red light comes on anyone got any ideas what could be wrong thanks in advance
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#2 gary

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 09:58 PM

Sorry missed your post!... These I think are all the possibilities in no particular order...
If you have a spark either you have run out of gas or the gas valve is not opening.
This time of year it can be to cold for Butane because it won't turn to gas much below +1C and nothing at all below -2C.
Water or some other fluid in the pipework can prevent gas getting though or you have not turned on an isolation valve.
A rotten burner ends or obstruction in the burner will prevent gas going where it should and although lighting the flame recognition will not work.
Lighting with perfect blue flame but flame recognition circuit faulty.

If you remove the outer plastic flue cover and the alloy plate behind that, you can then check what is happening if someone switches on an off for you.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 09:33 PM

Or a water pipe has corroded away and is leaking onto the burner not allowing it to light or putting it out after a while. Didn't half shoot flame out of the flue pipe when the gas did light though fear.gif fear.gif

I know it sounds silly but it's just one of those things that can happen to some people i.e. me.

OK, it was a long time ago on a rather old van and it meant a whole new water heater was required but it was the cause of the problem all the same.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 09:58 PM

Not silly at all Bob very common and the reason the burner ends rot away prematurely...I get plenty of late 90's in like this. Older ones from the beginning in 85 till 89 were all stainless steel and rot proof.
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#5 74mex

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 09:57 PM

thanks every one
took it to local caravan dealer who serviced it now its working fine well worth the 30 quid he charged me cant wait to take van onto site tomorrow season starts
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