Hymer kitchen tap microswitch....help please...

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  1. MrsBB

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    image.jpeg This is a replacement tap in our hymer . The original one was replaced when we purchased it secondhand . Microswitch has now gone in this but tap needs identifying before we can source a microswitch or is it maybe cheaper to buy a replacement tap? Advice please.
     
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    Are micro switched not just micro switched (subject to amperage) why not see if the micro-switch itself can be removed and replaced ?
     
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    No one local able to do that without a potential big bill . I thought it was a quick cheap replacement but the name hymer just equals paying through the nose!
     
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    Is it looking like a Reichs tap ? That's at least narrowing search down a bit !
     
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    Are you sure that the tap is a 'microswitch' one? It looks more like a domestic standard type one..
     
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    Having had a blind leading the blind conversation with Mrs BB earlier today, (we both have similar model Hymers so have common interest) but also share a lack of ability to do it ourselves when it comes to fixing, the micro switch might be easy to swap but only when you have enough knowledge to even find it, let alone swap it, neither of us do o_O

    A new tap might still be the quickest and overall easiest fix

    But from what I have read since our phone call earlier, there is a good chance it is a broken wire inside the tap as much as a microswitch, so a new tap would definitely fix either problem, even if it does seem an expensive way round, at least it would be fixed (y)

    or even as you have just suggested a domestic tap with no switch at all, not sure why that would suddenly stop working though?
     
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    Had kitchen tap refusing to work on a B614...after a bit of dismantling it turned out to be a wire to the micro switch becoming detached...made a better connection and all was ok.

    Allen
     
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    You need to identify if it is a microswitch tap or just a standard domestic type tap first - the easiest way is to see if there are any wires coming out from the base of the tap under the worktop if you can see it. If not, try to identify the type of pump you have - is it one that's in the tank itself, or a separate one located in the pipework?
     
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    Thanks..... Investigate tomorrow ....Hope tomorrow's post Is not me sourcing something bigger/ more expensive after being let loose with a screw driver!!!
     
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    HURRAY!!! Thanks to all above. Your posts gave us confidence to break the hymer taboo. Tap unscrewed and as suggested microswitch still worked but fine wire lead to it had broken. SOS to brother ..... Gas powered solder and eureka ...... It works!!
    Annual subs £15 ..... Invaluable for help alone. Without help from forum we faced a trip to Hambletons 220 miles or a return to Bad Waldsee .

    Happy happy happy !
     
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    As You Say £15:00 well spent(y)
     
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    Peter Hambilton is very good and I would recommend him for any really significant repairs, but there is a non-franchised, yet very knowledgeable dealer much closer to you. Next time you need something fixed or supplied (and you don't fancy doing it yourself) try Edgehill Motorhomes at Mansfield Woodhouse (just north of Mansfield). Run by Paul and Lee Broadhurst - they specialise in imported Hymers. We bought ours from them and I have had a couple of jobs done since.
    Edgehill Motorhomes Nottinghamshire UK - Hymer
     
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    You don't have to buy a hymer one.
    Probably about a fiver
     
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    Excellent result, nice one :)
     
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