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Old 10-01-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Ranco not switching on or off.

Tested my brutus 20 last night and it seems that the Ranco is not switching correctly. Atleast not that I can tell. Shouldn't you be able to hear the relay click when it turns the element on and off? When I look into the HLT looks like the Heatstick is still heating the water even after it is supposed to be turned off. I have my first brew on it tomorrow and want to make sure everything is working correctly.


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Old 10-01-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Mine clicks.

You should also see the "S1" indicator on the display come on when it's on and go off when it's off.


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Old 10-01-2010, 02:03 PM   #3
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Yes I see the indicator but does not click at all. Not even when I switch between heating and cooling mode... Not sure what happend. It turns on and I get a display with no errors so I don't think it's wired wrong.

Do I want the wire in Normally open, or normally closed? That might be my problem. I have it in normally open.
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The element will still be hot and you'll still see bubbles for a while. There should be an indicator on the display saying if the relay is on or off.
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Put a ohm meter across the relay out put and look for a change when the indicator on the display turns on.
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I'll have to do that tonight. It seems to hold the temp I tell it to so maybe its just the residual heat of the element. Just thought I should be hearing the relay click on and off.
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looks like it's not switching off. Just stays on no matter what..
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looks like it's not switching off. Just stays on no matter what..
Did you wire it?
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Did you double and triple check it? It's not hard to cross a wire in there.


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