Post By Di_Bartoli
Post By nickm35
Post By nickm35
BZ99 issues or am I missing something
Long time lurker, first post. I've picked up a second hand bz99 that I think has arrived DOA. Issue is, i hit the power button and it lights up but the rest of the machine is dead. No relay clicks or element light comes on. Tank is full. I belive this could the be a relay or is it possibly the dreaded cigar box? Or am i missing something silly.
Vendor is reputable, im sure it'll be sorted, but I dont want to look like an idiot!
Is yours one with a removable tank? Are the green light on?
Fixed tank. No green light.
Originally Posted by MrJack
Check your orange switch may be one of the poles is not connected
Check wire connect to water tank, this must be connect other wise machine will not send signal to the heating element to switch ON.
you can also check if the board is filling by disconnecting the yellow wire from the top of the boiler the machine should start filling after 10 seconds you turn it ON, you want to do this first because uou want to know if is water in the boiler otherwise you can burn the heating element
to check the heating element and the pressure switch you will need a multi-meter
just give a buzz if you want to talk about it
Last edited by Di_Bartoli; 11th April 2017 at 11:01 AM.
Reason: forgot to sign name
Renzo, your a godsend for BZ99 owners!
Originally Posted by Di_Bartoli
I checked the main switch, pressure stat had continuity, so did element. I checked the voltage over the PS and active which gave 0v which indicates to me an input to the cigar box is not triggering the machine on. I bridged the water sensor to no avail.
The machine went to a repairer (at original vendors cost) and they were unable to repair it for me after substituting the CIGAR box and R1.
I'm sending the machine back to the original vendor, but I hope to get them to repair it or provide me with an alternate machine as I do love these old BZ99s.
Bit strange that the repairer couldn't fix it, or at least diagnose the issue. One of the guys at work has one and they don't seem out of the ordinary.
You're right Matt. They're fairly simple. I was dissapointed. Hopefully i can find a replacement machine soon enough.
Originally Posted by MattyRay
In the gicar rl30 box, it appears the 24v side of the transformer is an open cct. I suspect this is the issue. Its interesting seeing that this box was swapped out for another. Perhaps the substitute box was stuffed also.
An update, to complete the loop of the thread - The transformer replacement was ordered, and replaced, which brought the machine back to life.