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  • 29-03-2010 10:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3


    Hi,

    My Riello 50 - 90 is siezed. It only starts now with the help of a hammer (a gentle tap of course). It's 8 years old at this stage so probably due replacing at this stage anyway. I have a few questions though. Hope someone can help.

    1. Is there much to replacing like for like?
    2. Should I use the oportunity to get a more efficient burner.
    3. Where is the best place (aka cheapest) in Dublin, Kildare, etc to get same (or indeed, online) and
    4. Will the new one come with a hammer too?

    Thanks

    Leo


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  • Registered Users Posts: 44,080 ✭✭✭✭Micky Dolenz


    Can you describe the noise it makes before you hit it with a hammer?

    A €15 capacitor may be the problem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭JohnnieK


    Could the fuel pump be seized Micky? I came accross something like this before. Took it off and it ran perfectly so replaced the pump.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 leoloucas


    Thanks for reply lads,

    The motor doesn't make a noise as such. It sounds as if it is seized (trying to drive but unable)!

    Since last correspondence, it starts on its own sometimes and seizes other times. Would the capacitor failing cause this? When it runs, it runs well!

    Thanks,

    Leo


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭.243


    leoloucas wrote: »
    Thanks for reply lads,

    The motor doesn't make a noise as such. It sounds as if it is seized (trying to drive but unable)!

    Since last correspondence, it starts on its own sometimes and seizes other times. Would the capacitor failing cause this? When it runs, it runs well!

    Thanks,

    Leo

    definatly the fuel pump the oil that runs through it lubes the cogs inside it so when it runs its fine but when it stops what ever part inside is giving problems will lock up so when you give it a tap it frees up the cogs,


  • Registered Users Posts: 44,080 ✭✭✭✭Micky Dolenz


    leoloucas wrote: »
    Thanks for reply lads,

    The motor doesn't make a noise as such. It sounds as if it is seized (trying to drive but unable)!

    Since last correspondence, it starts on its own sometimes and seizes other times. Would the capacitor failing cause this? When it runs, it runs well!

    Thanks,

    Leo

    yes a failing capacitor would cause this. It would sound like a humming/buzzing.

    I'm not saying the lads are wrong, they may well be right, but far cheaper to buy and change capacitor, not a really big deal if wrong where as pumps are expensive and longer to fit and if your wrong, it's a shame.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 905 ✭✭✭FUNKY LOVER


    sounds like capacitor,if it was fuel pump it wouldnt fire at all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭johnjoe 123


    how did you ever get on with it was it the capacitor


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭RichieO


    Motor bearing is on the way out? If it's the capacitor tapping don't help...


  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭johnjoe 123


    wud tapping not free her up a bit ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,842 ✭✭✭Billy Bunting


    Access the fan, if it's relativity loose carefully give it a spin, if it starts to run it's more likely the capacitor, as Mick says, for €15 worth a go.


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