Hydrostat model 1350

Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: Rusty4cyl On: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:24 pm

I have a Hydrostat model 1350, has anyone had trouble with these. I have one since 2013 and it was working great, then one day I came home from work, and my house was hot. I have my thermastat set st 160, but the house was 185 and getting hotter. So I checked my EFM 520 stocker and the circulator was running and sending up heat. The only way I could stop circulator was to disconnect it. Has anybody had this problem ? I guess I need a new one. Should I buy the same kind or is there a better one. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Rusty
Rusty4cyl
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:26 am

Before you buy a new control, make sure your timer is working properly. If the timer is stuck "on", the boiler will run hot and if you have a dump zone setup, it will make the house hot as well.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:38 pm

Do you mean 3150? Ive been using mine since 2014 no issues
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:58 pm

Yes, 3150 is the model number.

I have been running its cousin, the 3250 for several years with no problems other than some dirt on the well.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: Rusty4cyl On: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:47 pm

Thanks Guy's. My bad it is a 3150. I checked the timer, and it is running, doesn't seem stuck. Thanks Rusty
Rusty4cyl
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:11 am

i have the 3250 as well. How good are you with an electrical meter? might have some troubleshooting tips for ya if you are up to it.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: Rusty4cyl On: Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:14 pm

Anthony, I am going to Ohio, so when I get back, I will let you, I am willing to try to troubleshoot this. Seems like every minute or so, it tries to start stoker motor for a second or two. Maybe I have a defective one. Thanks for your help. I will be in contact with you. Thanks Rusty
Rusty4cyl
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Hydrostat model 1350

PostBy: Rusty4cyl On: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:11 pm

Hello everybody. sorry it took so long to reply, but I got it fixed. It wasn't the aquastat. It was the digital thermometer that went bad. I changed it to a regular one and everything is working just fine. Thanks for your help and support. Rusty
Rusty4cyl
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520