Replacement Synchronous Motor for motorised valves ACL Honeywell Landis Gye Satchwell Sopec Tower DIY Replacement 2-Port 3-Port Valve Failure
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With the powerhead cover removed you also have access to the screw which retains the motor. The motor can, if necessary, be removed without disconnecting the powerhead from the valve body.
These valves have compression pipe connections, though Honeywell make motorised valves with threaded connections too. How motorised valves are used The Honeywell motorised valve faults detailed above are likely to apply to most domestic Honeywell valves. The Honeywell valves have a D-shaped top to the spindle but you can also use a spanner on this. If you do this, you must use very little force as it is very easy to shear a spindle or damage the valve internally.If, for example, the heating valve is failing in this way, you will get heat round the radiators while the cylinder hot water is being heated too. When the cylinder is up to temperature, the hot water motorised valve closes and no longer tells the boiler to fire, so the heating now stops too. The Honeywell V4073A 3-port valve has five wires. These are blue, green/yellow, white, grey and orange. Note that the grey and orange wires are used differently from the grey and orange wires of the 2-port valve! Typically, a small or medium sized property will have either one 3-port valve (which splits the central heating water flow between cylinder and radiators) or two 2-port valves (one governing flow to the cylinder and one governing flow to the radiators).
Honeywell make a large range of motorised valves used in domestic central heating systems. The most common by far are the 22mm 3-port, 5-wire, mid-position valve and the 22mm 2-port, 5-wire, zone valve. These 22mm valves (3-port V4073A1039 and 2-port V4043H1056) are used in smaller and medium sized properties.Honeywell V4043H1056 22mm 2-port zone valves have five wires: green/yellow is Earth, blue is Neutral, brown is Live (or Line) to the motor, grey and orange are connected to the end switch and form part of a separate circuit.
Honeywell V4044C1288 22mm 3-port diverter valve. This valve is not a mid-position valve. It opens either Port A or Port B (usually heating and hot water). Apart from the few moments when it is switching between ports, Port A and Port B are not open together. Note that it is a 3-wire valve, not a 5-wire valve Honeywell V4073A1039 22mm 3-port mid-position diverter valve. These are 5-wire valves. When used with other Honeywell controls the setup is know as Y Plan There are lots of poor quality synchronous motors out there. If the motor cap says “Synchronous” rather than “SYNCHRON ®” it may cost less than half but you’ll probably be changing it again before long!
When all electrical power to the heating controls is switched off, the spring pulls the ball across to close port A, leaving port B open. This is the relaxed state or de-energised state of the valve. It is also sometimes called the Normal state. Replacing a failed Synchron motor in a Honeywell motorised valve is quite straightforward, assuming you know how to work with mains electricity safely. Make sure you read the whole process through before starting!