coaltrol thermostat

coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: StanT On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:51 am

My thermostat changes the time by itself. I set it to the right time and every 2 or 3 days its off a couple of hours, Stove is working great.
Any ideas?

Thanks, Stan
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: econo1

Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:26 am

Power problems, bad connections? It shouldn't do that, Mine keeps perfect time.
I just keep mine on HOLD most of the time at a certain temp.
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Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: pvolcko On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:34 pm

Make sure the thermostat cord is connected securely on both ends. Aside from a problem in the thermostat, the only thing that makes sense is that there is an intermittent connection.

If that doesn't fix it up, please contact the shop (315-299-3589) to arrange for a warranty replacement/repair. Normally we'd recommend going through the normal warranty process with your stove dealer, but this is a fairly unique problem. We'd like to get a look at the thermostat to see whats up.
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Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: StanT On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:31 pm

I will check the connections tomorrow am, Then we will wait and see what happens.

Thanks, Stan
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: econo1

Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:43 pm

Its not plugged into a SWITCHED outlet, by chance, is it? :shock:
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Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: StanT On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:39 pm

Nope all by itself, so far so good
Stan
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: econo1

Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:52 pm

Keep in mind, when it loses power the time will stop advancing until power is returned. If it is off for a couple hours it is possible the power loss ride through will maintain the prior time setting until power is restored. At some point, though, the ride through will run out of backup power and the time setting will reset to default (only SETUP or Advanced menu option that resets to default on extended power loss is the time/day setting).

Are you sure it the Coal-trol/stove isn't losing power? Is the fire going out when the time loss occurs?
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Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: headwrench06 On: Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:58 am

sorry to say i can`t offer any advice on your problem,only to say my coaltrol unit,keeps better time them my wall clock,i see that mr volko from automation correct is on top of it,so you are in good hands,,
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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/w,digital controller
Stove/Furnace Model: a-10 combo coal/oil

Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: StanT On: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:13 pm

Was good for a couple of days, We have not lost power at all. Today its about 5 minutes faster then yesterday. I have an atomic clock that I set it to that runs on batteries that were changed 2 weeks ago. I will keep you posted.
Stan
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: econo1

Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: pvolcko On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:42 am

That's very odd. The time keeping should be very good since we clock the control off of the frequency of the AC power supply (necessary to provide reliable speed control on 50 and 60 hz power). If it is losing or gaining time...

Are you running the Coal-trol off a UPS or a power inverter setup? Any kind of AC power filtering or conditioning?
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Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: StanT On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:18 am

nope
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: econo1

Re: coaltrol thermostat

PostBy: pvolcko On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:11 pm

Well, it is up to you. If you want to send it in for warranty repair/replacement contact Ed or Neil at 315-299-3589. If it is working otherwise and you can tolerate the time issue, then hold onto it until you're done using it for the season.
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