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Old 21.03.2011, 16:14
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Boiler "saving" Mode?

My new apartment has it's own water boiler inside of it, and every other day around 9pm the temp of the water drops down to 20°C or less making the water really cold. I noticed on the circuit-breaker, there's some kind of energy saving mode on it("Boilerschütz tagesentsperrung") with this switch:


Does anyone know what this means? I keep flipping them in different ways trying to get the hot water working again when it drops down to 20°, I think when I flip the upper switch up and the light becomes red, it starts working again. But I'm not really sure, and would like to know definitely what each position means.

The circuit breaker is kind of old and labled "Hager". I asked the company I rent from, but they didn't seem to be able to give any definitve answer, other than agreeing it's probably some kind of energy saving thing and to try different switch positions

Any insight is welcome...
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Old 21.03.2011, 16:22
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Re: Boiler "saving" Mode?

Does the boiler have a timer/programme function, does the breaker you mention above override the timer function ?

From what it looks like above you have a day (on) and night (off) setting. If the clock time is not in synch with the actual time then it may think day is night and vice versa, or anything between.
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Re: Boiler "saving" Mode?

The "moon" is the night mode, that means that the water heater turns on and heats up the water at night when the electricity costs less. The black switch is a general on-off. The "sun" is to heat it up during the daytime, which is why the water starts to heat up again when you flip that switch.

I agree though that you should check the timer. Ours switches on around 2am when it is set on the "moon" but the water also doesn't get cold during the day.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:16
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Re: Boiler "saving" Mode?

Hmmm, yea since it appears to have "day" and "night" settings, it would make sense that it should have some kind of timer to differentiate between day/night...but I'm not seeing any kind of timer anywhere Neither on the breaker, nor on the boiler. Where would it normally be located?
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Re: Boiler "saving" Mode?

Usually on the boiler, maybe behind the cover ? Might have a remote on a wall somewhere. Google the model number , has to be there somewhere, see if you can download the manual.
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