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Bailey Pegasus Verona 2015 - Water does not heat up on the desired 40oc setting


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Hi!

Can anyone help us please?

We have a Bailey Pegasus Verona 2015, which we purchased last June!

We are currently away init at present & have found that the water does not heat up on the desired 40oc setting, but it does on the 60oc & boost program 🙈this has baffled us completely & we have also tried it on gas too!

We have always been using it on Electric 2 & not had any problems before & we are all year round caravaners!

Husband has checked fuses & all seem okay.

Any sound advice accepted please 😊

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With the other two setting working it is clearly a fault within the heater, possibly a thermostat, and will probably need a new unit.

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If it is the thermostat or worse I'd simply use it on the hotter temp if that works ok and use the mixer taps to add more cold-save you lots of cash sorting an issue out? We always felt the lower temp to be a bit pointless tbh.

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With the recent high temperature in the mid-thirties it is possible that the water is already warm enough to prevent the thermostat from switching on.

 

As has been said already, 40 degrees is pretty low for a hot water supply.  It is generally recommended that household hot water be heater to a minimum of 60 degrees to reduce the risk of bacteria breeding.

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As Jezzerb has already said and looking at posts from other forums it seems the 40 deg  setting is next to useless as once the water has reached 40deg it then cools to below 30deg until the thermostat kicks in again.  It appears that at the 40deg setting you would only get enough hot water for 1 shower before it runs tepid.  A lot of users of the Truma Combi 4E just ignore the 40deg setting and use the 60deg setting.  If it is a faulty temperature sensor, it will set you back around £50 for a replacement plus the cost of labour to fit it.

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Thank You so much for all of your advice!

we are wondering if it due to the weather being so hot at the moment!

However we will stick to the 60oc and see what happens 🤗

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If the water heater has two settings more often than not it will be two heating elements which may be wired in series, as one alone, or the two in parallel depending on the switch setting. The industry tends to go for this type of control rather than a thermostat or electronic management simply because it is more reliable.

 

As the heater is usually fed with electricity via a 13A plug, you can get plug-in power monitors which will show you how much electrickery is being consumed. Alternatively, if you are at home look how fast the electricity meter wheel is spinning, switch on the low setting and see if the wheel goes faster, switch on high setting and see if it goes faster still. The faster the wheel spins the more power consumed.

 

Simples?

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