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Message posted by janfold12/9/2011 at 8:46pm
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I have just sold my beloved old swift, I knew how she worked. Now I have got an Elddis Vogue Tornado 1998 version.

I was checking the equipment for my journey to skye new week. And, the water heater doesnt seem to work. The previous inspection sheets say  it heats water only by 240 volts. No problems. I filled the system with water turned on the heater and waited. The heater got hot, but no hot water. I looked at some forums and decided that maybe I need a new non return valve. (now ordered) this confirmed when the aqua roll filled its self back up again from the hot water tank. Cold of course. Nothing will come out of the hot taps. So I tried some other tricks. Held my finger over the tap and turned it on. The pressure release valve exploded, lol and I guess the system emptied again. Initially the casing became hot, but now the element doesnt seem to work. (have I blown a fuse) if so where would I find that. I tried the reset button ont he front, but it seems to wobble loosely and do nothing. Really frustrated with this. I think the van suffered with ice up in the winter as both the taps were split and I have replaced them now. So, ? Do you think it a simple fix, or do I need to replace the whole unit. Would it be worth purchasing a fully electric one and by passing this altogether. Lots of questions sorry. I am but a poor confused woman in a mans world here. I have tried to get a spanner on the bottom valve but thats not as easy as it looks either. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.  


Message posted by wizard995612/9/2011 at 10:46pm
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I would do as your doing and replace the non return valve ( and the pressure release valve ? if it's broke ) , then try again and report back .
If you get in contact with Gary from Arc Systems i'm sure he'll give you some good advice you'll find him if you click this link  Cascade Water Heater

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Well if it is the non-return valve? then you have already found the major problem with that, and that's actually changing it!
I don't suppose those selling it to you will have a clue about advising you on the safe method required to do that?!

Regards the rest, my only thought is the thermostat that automatically controls the normal 65/70degC water temperature is stuck in the 'off' position.

If I'm right this will also need replacing

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Thank you guys, Now at work, (night shifts suck). So it could be the NRV I have that ordered through ebay (sorry Gary didnt know of you when I ordered it). The little pressure relief valve that sits at the top left of the outside plate, it only leaks when it is turned 1/4 turn. I can reset this so does it need replacing?

With regard to the thermostat. I am not sure about this. It was working when the water wasnt getting in. Now I have managed to get water in the tank, its not working. I hope I havent burnt it out. Is there a fuse somewhere that could have blown because I never thought to check if water was staying in there before I turned it on?

How stupid do I feel having to ask these questions.



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