27 questions from our users
what can we do the water isn't hot enough to wash dishes and the quantity is ok for 1 shower but not sufficient for any more. Is there an adjustment I can make please.
John of Maketu BOP NZ
can see fluid in sight glass when cycle starts but not after a 2 minute time. There is slight oil residue on the pipe just below the filler valve. I observed this when cleaning the foam filters. Can you comment please. eg does the unit need regassing.
hi dick, oil residue can indicate a refrigerant leek or a service technician not cleaning up after disconectiong his refrigeration hoses. after 2 minutes of running time you are seeing solid liquid refrigerant (full), if you have a refrigerant leek you would see nore of a liquid mix with lots of bubbles, the unit would run alot and then you would have no hot water.
why is my water heater hotter than it used to be (fells like its nearly boiling)
No hot water?
Have a 250 L 270-11AC3-134
Checked fuses - all good. Checked HWS Unit. No reset button, nothing seen that identifies or fixes the problem. HWS feels cool .
why is the water in the system hot. but not hot coming out not even luke warm
I hear a loud buzzing every 10-15 minutes.
What would cause this?
i have the same issue now just replaced the pressure relief valve and now a buzzing noise and no hot water. Before l replaced the pressure valve had no issues ??? any help
Wayne B, any follow up on this? Did you find out why/what the buzzing noise was? My quantum has started doing the same thing although the buzzing noise is much more frequent - every 20 seconds or so. And of course it's night time now. Hopefully not annoying the neighbours. Cheers, Michelle
Hi, my late father had one of these units put in in 2013. My mum is concerned that the unit seems to be running for longer than usual lately. I've just started taking an interest in it, after a 5 minute shower it seems to run for around 4 hrs. We are in nz and the climate is cooling down after summer, but can anyone tell me what an average run time is? Our unit is a 340-11AC4-134. My elderly mum is concerned the thing will get too hot and burn the place down! Our unit doesn't seem to have the red alert indicator on the outside, so I guess I have to take the cover off the top of the cylinder and see if the control box is showing any error codes. Any advice appreciated, thanks, Jeff
Where is the reset button on the pump?
How to adjust water temperature
How do I change my unit to run in the daytime instead of nighttime?
I have an AC6 model, which is a bit more efficient. It has a programmable timer, albeit in an inconvenient place underneath the condenser cover. There's a video on Youtube showing how to set the timing. I believe that the AC4 has the same or a similar timer with the battery backup. It's a bit fiddly to set but it works well. Running it in the day only means that (1) you use less power (the air is warmer) and (2) you can run it off your solar for free, if you have it.
How long do they last? Mine is starting to make loud compressor like noises.
How to ajust thermostat?
i have a Quantum it has a leak in it who can I call N10078?
We have a Quantum Hot Water Heater in a home we purchased 2 years ago which may be about 18 years old..it has the number N10078 on the side - not sure how many litres...still produces hot water but off peak and when heating at night is very noisy..seems to be getting noisier..any ideas??
i am assuming that the Quantum Heat pump is 18 years old. If so, 18 years is not too bad. These heat pumps do require regular servicing by a Quantum Technician. I would get it checked out, but if it is noisy it could be compressor problems and if so a replacement compressor would be more expensive than a new hot water system. I replaced our Quantum with a standard "on demand LPG gas water heater", cost installed was less than $1,000, including extra fittings. Works well for us in the bush. A lot cheaper and more efficient than the Quantum. Good luck with it.
It may have air in it. You should have two relief valves on it. Open both of them in turn, and let a some water drain. It may help. Our Quantum rubbish lasted a little over six years, so if you have one thats over 18 years, thank your lucky stars and start thinking about a new system,, but definitely NOT a quantum, if you want after sales service.
Agree with Graeme, 18 years would be a very good life for the Quantum, my original system lasted 12 years. I have no idea what N10078 refers to. I would suggest you contact Quantum direct to get advice on the source of the noise and to discuss options/price to repair or replace. We do not have gas so need an electrical heating device and I just replaced my original installation with a new one as I was happy with the performance, eg low running cost. Our system does make a bit of noise, but as it is installed inside, have located it in a laundry cupboard so that mutes the noise sufficiently that we don't really notice it. I would suggest that all Quantum and probably all heat pump systems do make noise from the compressor.
Can you change the water temperature?
I think a technician may be able to do it by removing the top cover and adjusting the readout.. please contact a technician. other than a quantum that is!. I don't fancy your chances of getting a reply from Quantum though. They are the most unhelpful people I have ever had dealings with..
On the left of the unit is an orange circular cover. There should also be a triangular key attached to the side of the unit. Under the orange cap is a brass triangular screw. Use the key to adjust this brass screw. You only need to turn this screw about one quarter of a turn. If you have heating problem it may be loss of refrigerant gas in which case it should be topped up by a licensed refrigeration technician..
The hot water bilnk E 03, what that mean, please?
Hi, The unit we had was a heat pump model number270-11ac3-134. It leaked within one year of it being installed. We were assured "if it persisted they would replace it".That never happened. They also assured us that we would get at least TEN to FIFTEEN years usage. We got less than six years. Quantum took seven weeks to to contact us after we complained. Some person from Quantum told me he was ringing to tell me they would not do anything about it. I haven't got the means or the patience to go after the ignorant no hopers.. All I can advise is to DOT NOT DEAL with this company in any shape or form. They are, by far, the worse Company I have ever had the misfortune to come across. It was the biggest waste of over four thousand dollars I have ever spent..
Stops working when the temperature is too hot. Any ideas?
How noisy are they?
How much is a 340L supply and fitted?
I bought a Quantum electric heat pump hot water system just over twelve months ago. There has been no discernable difference in my electricity bills in that time which is contrary to Quantum's claims. I have phoned them three times with the promise of follow-up, but have not heard back. I have since written to them and enclosed copies of my electricity bills over the last12 months, but no response. I'm seeking a plausible explanation which is not forthcoming and given that the system is rebated by the Australian taxpayer, I believe I have the right to ask and be given a reasonable explanation even if that requires Quantum checking whether the system maybe faulty. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
try as you may i am not sure they will answer
I do think that there is most definite savings for you while using a heat pump hot water unit whatever brand you choose to buy.
question for you is your compressor running all the time or does it run then switch off ????
Still no bill as yet, so no good info for you.
There should be a saving as I understand it. Instead of the element with a big current draw immersed in the water doing the heating, there is now a compressor and fan with a much reduced need for electricity doing the job.
Possibly your unit was wired into daytime rate rather than off-peak.
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