"I had a Honeywell valve that had failed and had intended to replace the whole item until I saw the price. Realising it was possible to replace only the motor, I confirmed that it was indeed the motor that had failed and ordered the replacement unit. It was an easy and perfect fit. I'm really pleased with the result and have saved a considerable sum of money. As it has only been fitted for 3 days I have been a little cautious with the my rating for Reliability but have no reason to suspect it will be less than 5 stars in the fullness of time. Highly recommended for a replacement in the Honeywell valve."
"After a lot of searching established that the likely reason, the boiler was only firing up and giving me hot water when the central heating was on, was a faulty motorized valve. Comparing the price and effort of replacing the entire unit (a Honeywell V4043) or just the synchro motor for £13 it seemed worth hoping that it was just the motor. The motor is held in by one screw and the gear mechanism, straightforward to replace with the new one. The replacement comes with spade clips attached to the wires but it also has two bullet terminals in the pack which I needed to connect to the Honeywell, Also the Honeywell says it is 6.5W whereas the Drayton is 4.5W but it seems to be working happily, boiler now firing up for hot water."
"When I worked out that it was the motor on the motorized valve that was faulty. I googled to find that it kept saying replaceable motor but could not find one for the actual valve maker.. So I just looked for motorized motor for Valve and came up with this. Was also very pleased to see it came with connectors which had got me concerned, as Screwfix only sold in bulk. Less than thirty mins of work sorted out the problem. Very satisfied"
"My radiators kept getting hot when only the hot water was selected. Via internet blogs found this little motor readily available and easy to replace and likely cause. Making sure I isolated the boiler system electrics, I followed guidance on pack and You Tube. This little motor suits many valves including mine, a Siemens DVA3. Problem solved for me any way."
"I had feared that a Siemens valve failure would need me to replace the whole body. Pleased to see that the actuator is readily available, that was all that was needed and it fitted straight in and worked. Amazing to see a device not made in China (It is USA)."
"I recently had a Synchronous Motor failure which stopped several radiators working. After several tests of the system I discovered that it was the motor and is definitely needed replacing.
My first port of call was the Screw Fix website. It offered the correct information needed and a great discounted price.
The Drayton Synchronous Motor was extremely easy to fit, The Lugs on this replacement motor aligned and matched the Honeywell Synchronous Motor threaded holes and the unit took approximately 5 minutes to fit.
I cut the the cable ends and used the supplied wire protective caps to join up to the existing wiring, I switched it on and it worked first time.
"This motor was a direct replacement for the one in my Danfoss HP22 two way valve. As some other reviewers have said the usual problem is not failure of the motor itself but the small drive gear which over time is prone to high wear that can ultimately result in the valve 'hanging up' and therefore not operating the micro-switch that shuts the boiler down.
The kit from Screwfix also included two new crimp connections and new securing screws. In addition, the replacement is made in USA as per the original item. Obviously its too early to comment on reliability but I would highly recommend it."
"Don't know what other people's valves are like,mines is a danfoss. Reading other reviews and being an engineer I thought this would be an easy 5 min job as said by some but it definetly wasn't.
Product is a direct replacement for the motor already in my danfoss valve and is very simple, yet a little fiddly, to replace. Comes with crimp connectors supplied. For the cheapness of the item compared to a new valve I give it 5 stars.
Should maybe be added to description that soldering may be required. Lucky I had a soldering iron!"
"Easy 10min install (unless you try to amputate your thumb with a Stanley knife, then takes half an hour!!). Cheap cure for failing CH system, constantly overheating as motorized valve not closing. Highly recommended. Also bought wireless room thermostat, but will wait until I have the use of both thumbs before I install!!! Would recommend wire strippers instead of a Stanley knife!!!"
"Purchased this after noticing that our radiators were getting hot with just hot water set on the programmer. The 3 way valve seemed to be working ok visually but must be playing up so it was certainly easier to try a new motor than changing a valve.The motor was changed in about 20 minutes, made easier by having spade connectors fitted already, tested and it worked and problem solved. So I would definitely recommend trying a new motor before the valve. Have given 4 stars for reliability as its only been fitted for a week, otherwise, very pleased with this solution. Thank you."
"After reading reviews I ordered this motor to replace a original honeywell motor from a 3 position valve. The original had lasted for 25 years. It was a identical unit and fitted in minutes. Supplied with crimps to join the wires. I am a electrician so had crimpers to make a good connection. Cant say about reliability yet but works perfectly."