Slant/fin boiler working, TACO motor wont kick in

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Old 01-19-08, 12:21 PM
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Question Slant/fin boiler working, TACO motor wont kick in

My Slantfin S60 works fine, but the circulator pump wont kick on. It has a honeywell box above it and I'm trying to determine if the motor is bad or the system isn't turning it on.

Since everything else works, damper, ignition, also controlled by the same box, I'm suspecting the motor.

What might I do to trip the motor?

Where can one locate that TACO motor?
model #007-BF5-JW
 
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Before saying the circulator is no good, you need to find out if the control is sending power to the circulator. Trace the wires from the circulator back to the control & measure voltage (should be 120 volts) where they connect to the control.
Pictures of the boiler, circulator, & control(s) would be helpful. You can post pics on photobucket.com or similar site & provide a link here.
 
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Before saying the circulator is no good, you need to find out if the control is sending power to the circulator. Trace the wires from the circulator back to the control & measure voltage (should be 120 volts) where they connect to the control.
Pictures of the boiler, circulator, & control(s) would be helpful. You can post pics on photobucket.com or similar site & provide a link here.

Thanks Grady, I checked the voltage and yes there was power, and the motor was very hot. I then pulled the motor and it was sticking. Replaced it and tested the motor direct afterwards....no movement.
Refilled, released the air and works fine.

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Good job, Mike. Too many times I've seen people waste time & money on replacing a motor of one sort or another only to find out there was there was no power getting to the motor. It only takes a minute to check.
 
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