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Central Boiler 2300
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:34:43 AM »
Hello all - I was hoping for a little advice on a problem I am having with my 2300 boiler. At the end of last winter season, I powered off the boiler. I just tried powering it back up but it keeps blowing fuses. I disconnected all the solenoids, still blowing fuses. I eventually got into the panel behind the temperature controller and found a fried 5-lug wire connector (photo attached), located directly behind the controller. I took off the melted connector, remade the connection and tried again....another blown fuse and this time I was able to see a little black smoke coming from behind the controller. So my question is, how do I decide if the controller is the problem, or if I have another issue that is causing problems to the controller? I am trying to avoid buying a new controller and then frying the new one too. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Central Boiler 2300
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 06:34:53 PM »
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Re: Central Boiler 2300
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 10:24:45 AM »
My apologies for the photo mishap.

To close this out, in case anyone is curious. I am electrically challenged, never really been able to understand how electric components work and how to properly use a multimeter. But, thankfully, fuses are only about 35 cents each, so I figured I could do it cheaply by trial and error. So, I disconnected everything I could think of, light, controller, sensors, solenoids, etc....Then I put a new fuse in, and turned it on. I then plugged everything back in one at a time, leaving the controller for last, until the fuse blew again. Turned out to be the digital temperature controller.


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Re: Central Boiler 2300
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 07:28:12 PM »
Glad you were able to find the problem. Good use of cheap fuses.
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