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Genisys Primary Control, broken reset button

STEVEusaPA
STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,306
I've come across this 3 times this year with new customers so I don't know the history of use (abuse?).
Seems like the reset button won't work on this primary. Won't press down, won't stop the burner, and of course, won't reset or let you into pump prime mode.

I took the latest one back to the shop, took it apart. Seems like you can work it back free again from the inside of the cover, so I'll throw it on the shelf as an emergency back up. I guess there is a tiny spring or something in there, just didn't want to destroy it to find it.

Anyone else come across this?
Just wondering.

Steve (freaking cold today)
steve

Comments

  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,385
    Did it have a plastic film over the top of control
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    STEVEusaPA
  • GBart
    GBart Member Posts: 746
    I would contact Beckett, it's their product.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,306

    Did it have a plastic film over the top of control

    No plastic film, just the label with a clear film part over the button. But your comment had me take a razor knife and cut away the part over the button and it appears to work fine.
    steve
    DZoro
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,276
    Not an answer to your delema but would a burner with that defect still lock out on safety??
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,306
    Didn’t test it, just replaced it. But I don’t think it would affect it.
    Seems to me the plastic that’s part of the label and over the button bonds to the button and wouldn’t let the button depress.
    So carefully cutting that away seemed to be the fix.
    I wonder if heat is the culprit-either from the burner or from the control itself.
    steve
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,195
    edited February 2019
    That's funny. Never had that problem with the Genisys. I did get frustrated and pressed harder on the button. I figured they went from a button to a touch pad. Whoops. Now I know.
    Thanks
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,385
    The heavier clear plastic covering can make the button very difficult to push. It's to help with water resistance. It's been redesigned
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  • GBart
    GBart Member Posts: 746

    The heavier clear plastic covering can make the button very difficult to push. It's to help with water resistance. It's been redesigned

    is there a technical bulletin on it?