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Aqua Hot Repair and Beckett Conversion
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So I finally got around to messing with my Aqua Hot. I initially was not able to get the burner to turn on at all, the fan/pump motor would not run at all. I “fixed” that by giving the control box a thump and the fan/pump came on and I could hear the igniter trying to fire. So then I pulled the burner out, disconnected the igniter and then checked for fuel spray, I got none. So I ordered a new nozzle and put that on, check the fuel spray and it was perfect. I put the burner back in and it fired right up. I had it run up to temperature and shut off, then it would not start again. Another whack on the control box and it started. I was curios so I opened up the control box and it has a pretty decent dark area on the board, as if it has gotten hot. Also noted all the contacts for the cable connectors were dark. So I cleaned all the blades with a scotch bright pad and then I pulled all the spade connectors out of the plug and gave them a little crimp with pliers so they would grab onto the blade better. This seemed to help and now it’s cycling as it should. 
I am not completely happy with this, so I have a Beckett control and igniter coming and I will be converting it over to the Beckett controller once that arrives. I will add that here and hopefully also do a video of the troubleshooting and the conversion process.

Here is a short video of celebration that the burner is going, I did find a post from Rudy about setting the air intake for the burner, maybe he can chime in and tell me I am doing it correctly:
https://youtube.com/shorts/9vbd-jePbNw?s...jwWm1RGdf_

Jeff LoGiudice
Temple Terrace, Fl
1984 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT40
1998 Newell 2000 #490
1986 MCI/TMC 102A3 (sold)
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Jeff, the Webasto burner is not sensitive to more air than necessary. I set the air shudder with the Philips screw point straight into the side (half open) to the screw all the way toward the heater tank (full open). They are very sensitive to not enough air.

No help with Becket burner controller, above my pay grade.

Rudy Legett
2003 Foretravel U320 4010
ISM11 450 hp Allison 4000R
Factory Authorized Aqua Hot Repair Center
Southeast Texas Area
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(01-24-2024, 03:05 PM)Trainer Wrote:  Jeff, the Webasto burner is not sensitive to more air than necessary.  I set the air shudder with the Philips screw point straight into the side (half open) to the screw all the way toward the heater tank (full open).  They are very sensitive to not enough air.

No help with Becket burner controller, above my pay grade.

Excellent, thanks for your input! I did actually open it up all the way for a while to help burn off some of the residuals inside. I will open it all the way up then.

Yea, no problem on the beckett conversion for me, I am an industrial electrician and I have a good wiring diagram from one of the wanderlodge folks, so it should be no problem.

Jeff LoGiudice
Temple Terrace, Fl
1984 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT40
1998 Newell 2000 #490
1986 MCI/TMC 102A3 (sold)
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Good job! Thumbs up

1999 45' with tag axle, #504 "Magnolia"
Gravette, Arkansas
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(01-25-2024, 06:07 AM)Jack Houpe Wrote:  Good job! Thumbs up

Thanks Jack, more to come.. just waiting on parts. 

FYI, I ordered the Beckett parts initially from a pressure washer company, but they did not have them in stock. So I found another company I used before and they had them in stock, SupplyHouse.com. Only thing was I messed up and realized that I had moved since the last time I ordered from them and they had my old address, luckily they caught the error and but they had shipped the parts out, so now I am waiting for them to return to the warehouse to be shipped back out again.. oh well, hopefully they will get here.

Jeff LoGiudice
Temple Terrace, Fl
1984 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT40
1998 Newell 2000 #490
1986 MCI/TMC 102A3 (sold)
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