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Aquamax 200

Aquamax 200 Questions & Answers

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Disgruntled

Disgruntledasked

Pilot light stays on. Gas burner ring starts up okay but coughs and spits and then usually goes out. When this happens I can still hear gas coming out of the jet.

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Bevi

Beviasked

We have an Aquamax 340, a good 10 years old. Has been great, but pilot light started going out. Plumber replaced both Thermocouple and thermostat, ok for a while, but problem has started up again. Plumber returned and couldn't figure out the problem. He said it all seemed fine. What else could it be ?

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fredlet02
fredlet02

sounds like u could have sum visitors livin in the firebox the only thing I could suggest is pul the door off an see if u can see any little bodies etc in there an give it a vackume out if u can having owned 2 aquamax machines for more than 25 - 30 years thats 1 thing i have had in me brain 4 years if it lives near gardains or lawn its amazing how many little criters seem 2 make it home aye anyhow best a british aye

Bevi
Bevi

Thank You fredlet02. Checked and even took some pics with iPhone. Can't see anything.


Andy

Andyasked

Only get about 20 sec of hot water. I replaced pressure releif valve. Any ideas?

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

No Im sorry I have no idea. You may have to contact the manufacturer.

Andy
Andy

Rang a local plumber. He didn't want to come out so he told me how to fix it myself. Would have been an easy earner for him but he was more than happy to help me. All fixed. Took me about 15 mins


Sue-W-17

Sue-W-17asked

We have just started getting a lower temperature hot water from our Aquamax 205 which is prob 15+ years old. Have released the valve and turned the thermostat right up. Any ideas anyone?

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George A.

George A.asked

How many litres per minute of hot water does it use

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

The heater is a mains pressure unit so the hot water comes out at a similar rate and pressure as it would out of your cold tap. The tank holds around 400 litres of preheated hot water which will last for many showers. I don't know how long the tank would take to reheat from cold because we have never run it out of hot water and we had three teenage boys who tried very hard to set showering records. .


rosco9

rosco9asked

my aqua max 200 has always been a great appliance but lately it has been making a banging noise . when I took the front panel off I noticed the gas had been igniting at the top of the burner just below the gas control valve. could this be a faulty valve or is it the burner?

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

Sorry, I don’t know. I’m overseas at the moment and can’t look at my heater to understand where the flame you mention is happening. Could it just be the pilot light (a small flame always burning used to ignite the main burner) you are looking at.
Most banging noises in plumbing come from “water hammer” pressure in pipes and are caused when the taps are turned on and off quickly. Washing machines turning on and off during the cycle are a common cause. It can be annoying but hard to track down.


Alicia

Aliciaasked

I have a aqua max not sure model but is only used when I visit the house every holiday but I haven’t been here for six months I turn the main gas supply off before I leave six months ago I had an issue but it was the regulator in my main gas unit. Now I have arrived home the gas people have checked my main unit and there is no issues but I never saw the distributor as I was unfortunately not home at the time. I have tried lighting it but it’s seems not to do anything or make any noise I have had my mate look at it he can’t light it either help

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

I’m no expert but I do know from experience that if the gas supply tap is not switched off and the tap going into the heater is not switched off then if you follow the lighting instructions printed inside the detachable cover on the heater precisely then it should light. You have to hold down the button for as long as it says and flick the other piezoelectric ignition thing several times. Once you hear the whoosh of it lighting continue to hold that button down as long as it says.

Alicia
Alicia

Have done it many time it’s a205 I think I tried it again this morning but I’m visiting family so can’t work with it i brought up a YouTube about it and told me to wait five mins for gas to go out then turn to ignition then hold down and press the ignition for 40 secs then hold that button down for 30 seconds then turn the job to the flame symbol

fredlet02
fredlet02

not a problem I have ever had the only thing about them is generally leave well & good alone the only other thing I have never tuned it off at all other than once a year or so even on holidays etc cos I could only ever go away for more than a cupple a weeks long an short never had any probs but I have got it in me brain turn off an give it a good clean out internally at least once year an it says righto daddy ile go a ok ???


Oli

Oliasked

Our Aquamax 205 was gushing from the pressure relief valve. Replaced that now there's hot water in the tank but the pilot light won't stay lit and we get a max 20 seconds of hot water inside before it runs cold. Any help out there please?

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fredlet02
fredlet02

get hold of a vacuem cleaner that can be used outside unfit the cover down the bottem & if u got a torch that can see in there with see if u can give it a plurry good spring clean internaly then try lighting her up again u may be lucky long an short that burning box dous seem 2 collect a lotta dust and other bis of junk long an short its sumthin I have got me head arund 4 20 years or more


lindsay m.

lindsay m.asked

Hi I have an aquamax 200 it's an older unit it's started to drip water at the bottom and the pilot light will not relight is there anything I can do or is the hot water system done for thanks

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mmm
mmm

Before you write it off check for water leaking from any pipework above the tank including the relief valve. It may be possible that the water is tracking down from a leak above. I believe the tank is stainless steel as i have the same unit which is now some 19 years old (working very well) and they do not fracture so easily.(If the tank is fractured, replacement is the only option) If any pipe work above is leaking you should be able to fix this with some thread tape & correct tools yourself, providing you have the skills.... A Disclaimer, I am not a licensed plumber of any trade, but i am a mechanical tradesmen fitter of over 35 years.


Valery K.

Valery K.asked

Hi,
trying to find Owner’s Guide and Installation Instructions for Aquamax 200. Wasted over 2 hours - nothing(((
Does anyone have a web link to manual?
Thanks in advance.

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Astrid Johanna Karcz

Astrid Johanna Karczasked

I have an aquamax 205, appears to be leaking on the bottom and me thinks its warmish water. Any suggestions?

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fredlet02
fredlet02

yea where do u think it is leakin last year I did the outet setup replacement was no big deal replacing it that's where mine was leakin a bit long an short if its leakin inside could be sumthin more serious so u better git onta a plumber & get him 2 have a look aye


Desperate

Desperateasked

Some days we only have Luke warm water...where can I check water temperature and readjust it.????
Would appreciate any information available
From. ‘Desperate’

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

If the water is always lukewarm you could adjust one of the controls inside the front panel of the heater that lifts off. On the Inside of this lift off panel there will be full and clear printed instructions. There is a round plastic knob in the middle behind the lift off panel. If it is set on a low number turn it up. You may hear the heater burner light up when you turn the knob up. If it is already on 5 (high) then you may have to adjust the other valve in the top left of the control area. This may be stiff. It changes the flow rate and temperature. Replace the panel and wait an hour or so for the water to heat to the new temperature. The instructions on the back of the door are very clear and turning the black plastic knob up should do the trick.
HOWEVER: If the water temperature is sometimes hot and sometimes cold for no obvious reason you would have to get a professional to check it out.

fredlet02
fredlet02

yea not sumthin I hav ever experienced but I do have a reguler habit of giving it a cleanout by turning on the drain tap setup on the right hand side just read the instructions under it long an short if your tank is full of dirty water she wont cop the heating as well the other thing that may clean her out a bit is realy fill the bath up regularly cos long an short u possibly don't use mutch with the shower anyhow as stated b/4 give it a blowout if u can it may improve things a bit


Vera butler

Vera butlerasked

My water heater turn light off due to heavy wind when i lit the light then everytime i turn the knob to flame the light turned off.what should i do ?

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

I'm sorry but I have never encountered that problem. It seems strange that the burner goes out in high wind as it is well protected and the pilot light should stay alight as long as you hold the button down for the required time after lighting. I've found that the instructions inside the removable cover on the front of the heater must be followed exactly. Perhaps you are not giving it enough time before you release the button.


Bob M

Bob Masked

I have an older model 200, the mixer spindle has started leaking badly.
Are replacements available or are they serviceable, ie: remove replace O rings etc?

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fredlet02
fredlet02

yea long an short mine did the same whereas I bought a new 1 but 4 the life of me cant remember where + the only way 2 get it off was with the hacksaw and hadda reflare the ends of the copper tube if u understand but long an sort its all good now cant remember wether it had o rings or not but long an short not bein a real plumber type if I can fix it any handy man type should b able 2


leanne

leanneasked

Steam has been coming out from day one since the unit was fitted a few years ago when the unit is heating. Is this normal?

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

Yes. We normally see steam rising from the vent at the front of the heater on cool days while the heater is heating water. The colder the weather the more you will see.


johno

johnoasked

I have a Aqamax hot water system and the hot water in the kitchen and bathroom has slowed and wondering if it could be sediment build up in the tank and how do I drain it thank you

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fredlet02
fredlet02

generally a drain with the little squirter setup on the side of it should clean the bottom of the tank out if u read the instructions lable it tells u its sumthin that should be done every 2 - 3 months its sumthing I have had in me brain 4 25 or more years long an short it must do wot its sposta do cos Iv,e never had the dirty water problem I dunno wot model u have but Ive had 2 different models & they have both had that drain setup if u cant find it do u have a operaters booklet it should tell u sumthin anyhow best a british


Simon

Simonasked

My AquaMax 205 was installed in June 2013. The last two weeks the pilot light goes off on its own. I get this restarted following the instructions. Any idea why it is doing that? Definitely not a wind problem. How can I get a permanent resolution. Thanks Simon

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mmm
mmm

Simon, I am not a qualified plumber but have had a similar issue in the past with my unit and i resolved it this way.

As i understand it the when you light the pilot flame you hold the button in until the flame heats the thermostat wire which then allows the gas to continue to the pilot flame. At that point you can release the button. If and i say if the flame is not big enough or directly on the thermostat wire it may cool down and then the gas will shut off. My advice would be to see if there is any dirt in the pilot flame nozzle. i.e. ensure the pilot flame is not partially blocked, and with a small flame on the wire it will not generate enough heat to keep the thermostat open to allow the gas through and then the gas will close. You can try blowing compressed air on the nozzle or tapping it gently I used a tooth pick to gently see if there was any blockage. If there is you should notice a larger flame after cleaning. If you then notice a larger flame i dare say the issue will be resolved.

Failing this I would get the thermostat gas valve checked by a licensed gas fitter. Hope this helps.

Hope this helps.

Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

No I'm sorry I have no idea. I wonder if your gas supply had been temporarily disrupted and extinguished the pilot light. Ask your neighbours with gas pilot light heaters if they have had similar problems. The previous answer seems more likely though. I suggest you contact the manufacturer

Kirwood Geoff
Kirwood Geoff

Plumber just changed my gas control valve - $500 and it needed his skill. He said it's usually the thermostat coupling (cheap and easy), or sometimes an exposed install is vulnerable to wind. I also wonder if a tweak of the pilot flame size (stainless bolt RHS) may help.


Chopper

Chopperasked

I have Aquamax GN200 over 15 years old, when the unit is reheating black high odour smoke is admitting from the flue, no water is evident around the unit. ANy ideas?

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mmm
mmm

I am not a plumber but my educated guess would be that the burner that is heating the unit is not a full blue flame. ( Could be a faulty burner.,)

I believe that if the flame is not entirely blue (full flame) you can get some black smoke emitting from the unit.

Can you see the burner ? Is it a blue or orange flame. PLEASE DO THIS SAFELY OR NOT AT ALL IF YOU ARE UNSURE.!!

You can check this out by asking this question to a QUALIFIED gas plumber. He should not charge for an opinion.

Hope this helps.


Kax

Kaxasked

My aquamax hot water unit has hot water but I seem to be getting only 30 degree water coming from the taps inside.What could be the problem?

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fredlet02
fredlet02

yea they r adjusted 4 that setup if your washouse tap is anywhere near the the actual hot water system u will probably notice that 1 is hotter than all the others they r set up that way 2 stop little people burning themselves under the hot tap if u spoke 2 some handyman type or a plumber there may b some way of adjusting that temperature not ever been a problem that I have had so long an short cant realy give u an answer

Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

My Aquamax 200 is more than 20 years old and does not have the reduced temperature that modern hot water systems are forced to have for safety reasons. Inside the front door of the heater are two controls. On the left is one that sets the temperature the heater will maintain, the other (plastic) control is more for restarting the heater and has several symbols. There are instructions inside the lift off front door that should explain it all. A lot of people including me have had trouble restarting the heater after a gas interruption but all you need to do if the gas goes out is to follow those instructions EXACTLY. You can check if the heater is working by turning up the dial and listening for the burner to come on, or by looking through the small round plastic window down the bottom for the pilot light. If anyone has been fiddling with the dials that could be your problem. Good luck

fredlet02
fredlet02

long an short they r the best brand since sliced bread ??? long an short I feel the best thing is the fact that the internal tank is true stainless & will probably still b here when they put u in a box having bought a brand new home in 86 the hot water service carked after round 5-6 years goodnight dick long an short I installed an aquamax then & long an short when the house was sold 2012 it was still there & workin perfectly so blo me down the next house I bought there is 1 sittin in there as well never touched it yet & as near as I can figure its around 20 years young but god will tell aye


Steve

Steveasked

I have just moved in a new house. And ha e a aquamax 200,
I have turned off gas valve and turned it on again.
Now I found that the water heater is not operating and get no hot water.
How can I get hot water ?
Thanks
Steve

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Monty@Coogee
Monty@Coogee

Sounds like you need to relight the pilot light. It can be a bit of a pain but if you follow the instructions on the inside of the lift off door at the front of the heater you should get ignition and then it will heat up. THIS IS IMPORTANT. Don't do what I did for ages and Kind of follow the instructions, you have to hold down one button while flicking the piezo ignition thing for AT LEAST as long as it says. You may have to do it several times but if you do it correctly it will work.
The pilot light is hard to see down at the bottom through a little spy hole but when it lights the burner should light and you will hear that satisfying "whoosh". The settings don't generally need changing from memory but check the printed instructions behind the lift off door. They are a good heater but fiddle to light if the gas supply has been interrupted. Some impatient plumbers use a Long match but it isn't necessary or easy to do. Good luck.

Steve
Steve

Thanks Monty,
I tried as instructed and finally got hot water! Thanks again. Yes, it was painful and unsure if I was doing right... but I finally made it with a little bit of luck. And I did a HOT BATH to celebrate it.


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