Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:06 pm

Folks,

Walked into the shop this morning to hear a loud screeching noise.... about enough to make you cover your ears. The sound was coming from the honeywell timer on the 1300. Never had any trouble with it before.... until now. I looked closely to see, and the gears would not run at all. If you moved the big wheel by hand till the mercury dropped, then the stoker would run, but would stay running because the wheel would not rotate on its own.

I unhooked the timer so it stopped that hellish whining, and set the low and high limits on the boiler up another 10 degrees, so hopefully it will keep fire.

Now what? I now these are good timers, and seldom see trouble. I also know they arent availible anymore. I wouldnt mind trying to repair it, but maybe it cant be repaired?

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Tyler
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:32 pm

CoalJockey wrote:The sound was coming from the honeywell timer on the 1300.

Do you have the Honeywell timer #?
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:10 pm

CoalJockey wrote:Folks,

Walked into the shop this morning to hear a loud screeching noise.... about enough to make you cover your ears. The sound was coming from the honeywell timer on the 1300. Never had any trouble with it before.... until now. I looked closely to see, and the gears would not run at all. If you moved the big wheel by hand till the mercury dropped, then the stoker would run, but would stay running because the wheel would not rotate on its own.

I unhooked the timer so it stopped that hellish whining, and set the low and high limits on the boiler up another 10 degrees, so hopefully it will keep fire.

Now what? I now these are good timers, and seldom see trouble. I also know they arent availible anymore. I wouldnt mind trying to repair it, but maybe it cant be repaired?

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Tyler

Contact Scrapper /Steve he as them at the shop is it the 400 model PM me I will give you his Number if you do not have it already
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:18 pm

Im gonna take another look at it tomorrow. I didnt fuss with it much today because Im still fighting off this flu thing and didnt want to be outside long.

I guess its the 400 series, I couldnt see any number on it. About all I could really see was that it was not running.

Can they be repaired?

Tyler
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:02 pm

CoalJockey wrote:Im gonna take another look at it tomorrow. I didnt fuss with it much today because Im still fighting off this flu thing and didnt want to be outside long.

I guess its the 400 series, I couldnt see any number on it. About all I could really see was that it was not running.

Can they be repaired?

Tyler

Check your PM's
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: mozz On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:09 pm

Timer could be either a Wil-burt or Honeywell.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:16 pm

mozz wrote:Timer could be either a Wil-burt or Honeywell.

Not with Mercury filled bulb Honeywell only wil -burt is a trip switch style
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:42 pm

I have a bunch of honeywell timers on the shelf in the shop if you can't find one.



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CoalJockey wrote:Folks,

Walked into the shop this morning to hear a loud screeching noise.... about enough to make you cover your ears. The sound was coming from the honeywell timer on the 1300. Never had any trouble with it before.... until now. I looked closely to see, and the gears would not run at all. If you moved the big wheel by hand till the mercury dropped, then the stoker would run, but would stay running because the wheel would not rotate on its own.

I unhooked the timer so it stopped that hellish whining, and set the low and high limits on the boiler up another 10 degrees, so hopefully it will keep fire.

Now what? I now these are good timers, and seldom see trouble. I also know they arent availible anymore. I wouldnt mind trying to repair it, but maybe it cant be repaired?

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Tyler
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: Honeywell timer suddenly dies.....

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:25 pm

These timers can be rebuilt, nothing more than a coil and a clock motor.
scrapper_23jr