Guten XL PCB

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  1. Sep 20, 2019 #1

    Andre Rung

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    Hi all,

    I have a Guten XL single vessel and my PCB went dead. After a quick analysis, I found out that one of the two fuses has blown. Any chance that you know the specifications of this fuse? I can't read anything on the fuse itself.

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi Andre
    I have the Klarstein version with the Guten V1.0 and my PCB went pop at the weekend too.
    I also, traced a blown fuse (FU1), but when I slaved in a temporary replacement, there were more sparks.
    So I am now looking for a replacement, I have contacted Klarstein for support and they have said they will know something within a few days,
    Also, I see that Angel Homebrew do a replacement.

    How did you get yours working again?
    Cheers
    Ash
     
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    Update from Klarstein is that they cannot supply a replacement PCB or a circuit diagram to allow me to troubleshoot.
    So my lesson learnt is not to buy anything that can go wrong from a site with no or unknown support.
    but they did ask if they could help with anything else...
     
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    Send Sandy a message and explain the problem, could be the retailer is pulling your plonker.

    sales02_electric@163.com
     
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    Cheers Foxy, I have done that very thing just now.
     
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    Let me know how you go.
     
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    I've heard nothing yet from Sandy, however, I decided to order a replacement PCB from Angel Home Brew.
    And what a good move that was, Paul was very helpful and got the parts shipped out straightaway.
    The PCB was one version up, V2 instead of V1, but it is now installed and working perfectly.
    Just brewed a revised Old Speckled Hen clone today.
    Ten out ten to Angel Homebrew for service and support!
     
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    I believe it is illegal here to sell a product without carrying spares. So now do you have the warning chimes for each step? My 50 litre has the warning chimes my 40 litre hasn't, if they are interchangeable I will swap mine over.
     
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    The PCBs and Displays are almost identical physically - they are both the later version with 0.1 degrees steps etc.
    I haven't seen any difference in functionality but have only used on a simple manual mash and boil. The chimes work at target temperature and at end of step. The photo shows the V1 board, the V2 is very similar with some very minor differences, such as fuse and capacitor changes in physical size (and maybe value).
     

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    I will change my board over then, my last brew I came close to missing lifting out the grain basket, I usually have a timer to warn me when a step is finished, but prefer the marking time and manually pressing the next step button.
     

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