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Synchronous Motor

Synchronous Motor
Average Customer Rating:
4.796 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 49 reviews
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48 of 49(98%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Drayton Synchronous Motor
Review 1 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Easy Central Heating Fix
16 Jan 2015
By MrFixItNow
, Bicester
" Easy and cheap fix to a failed CH system.
Easy to prove old motor had failed ... (open cct).
Easy to get CH going (manual lock valve open and trigger microswitch)
Easy to replace (isolate power, 1 screw, two clamp terminals).
An instock item at a reasonable price, and shop open till 8pm! "
Review 2 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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good value
5 Jan 2015
By petspolice
, romford
" same product as elsewhere, best price normally in stock, excellent website. "
Review 3 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Synchronous motor
31 Dec 2014
By Woodleyf
, Stockport
" Saved a fortune. Easy replacement to save changing an obsolete zone valve. Use a soldiering iron to connect flying leads to PC board on Horstmann F 222 valves. "
Review 4 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Just fine
29 Dec 2014
By locotrack
, Lincolnshire
" Available on time did the job as intended. Installed ok and working "
Review 5 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great alternative repair.
24 Oct 2014
By GrandadBeer65
, Hampshire
" 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.
"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Synchronous Motor
22 Oct 2014
By Dave53
, stoke on trent
" 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. "
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Motorised valve
18 Oct 2014
By stupidfool
, Chepstow
" Excellent product, not used before, saved loads of time/effort not having to drain heating system. Simple fitting, came with electrical connectors, well priced. "
Review 8 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Synchron Motor
13 Oct 2014
By GMPH
, Brighton
" Works as it should, as reliable as any other you can get. Not much more to say really. "
Review 9 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Great fit - easily solved prob
7 Oct 2014
By andyBP
, Dorset
" Have a Horstmann F222 two way zone valve that was playing up. Picked one of these up after reading other reviews. Easy to change (2 screws) and used soldering iron to remove 2 wires from tiny PCB and re-soldered new wires in, works a treat.
The motor is made by Synchron (USA), who, I think, are the original manufacturer of these motors. Its a shame that Horstmann chose to fit inferior motors that only last a year or two.. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Good Replacement
8 Sep 2014
By gurd
, Chesterfield
" Used to replace motor in boss therm valve. Replaced cogwheel as suggested by another reviewer but all working now. Will see how long it lasts "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Simple and easy fix
28 Aug 2014
By Nedzil
, Plymouth
" This is the second replacement motor bought from Screwfix to keep a now 22yr old Honeywell valve running. The previous one has lasted nearly 10 years, and fitting is so simple, a 5 min job. Click and collect from the local depot was effortless, thank you! "
Review 12 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Good Motor
4 Jun 2014
By Candyman
, Cumbernauld
" excellant replacement motor, easy to fit. System up and running in 5 minutes "
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Good replacement
2 Jun 2014
By Stirling
, Stirling
" A good brand which should give reasonable lifespan. Very useful as it save having to replace whole zone valve. Check cogwheel drive though as if you have a Siemens (Landis and Staefa) RMH valve you will need to change over the brass drivewheel as the original has a longer reach. Also before you change you may find that the electrical connections need to be revamped for the RMH valve. "
Review 14 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Great fit
17 Mar 2014
By BenH
, London
" Replaced the motor in a Horstmann F322 which had been installed for only a relatively short period of time.
Ideal replacement, and fittings provided to connect wires. Great relief not having to replace whole valve!
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Review 15 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Simple easy to fit replacement
14 Feb 2014
By carmad
, Waterlooville
" When the motorised valve packed up on my Horstmann F322 three port valve, I traced the problem and found to my dismay that the valves are not that reliable ,with the motors lasting around 18 months, I thought that I would have to drain down and fit a whole new unit...but wait whats this a replacement motor that might fit.... and it does, it took me all of 15 mins to exchange the motor and the kit even includes crimp connectors to connect to the existing wires....perfect. Fantastic value item, I have scored it 5 stars for reliability even though its only been fitted for a couple of days, even if it fails next month its still a cheap no messing fix. "
Review 16 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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A job you can do yourself
11 Dec 2013
By Edazza
, Lenham, Kent
" My Honeywell heating valve was playing up, so after getting a quote for call out and possible parts all amounting to around 100 pounds plus, I decided to do it myself. The motor was a straight swap and rewire, all easy to do and done in less than 15 min. System back up and running for the price of this motor. I would recommend trying this before replacing more expensive parts. "
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Thrifty repair
29 Nov 2013
By RichD
, Cardiff
" It took me hours to teach myself how a central heating valve worked and work out what had gone wrong, but only ten minutes to fit the new motor. Two screws and two spade connectors.
It would have been a shame to have thrown out a £90 valve for the sake of a £14 motor. I'm glad Screwfix were able to provide it and glad I tracked it down. My heating is now fit for the winter! "
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A 5 star product
26 Oct 2013
By Alectric
, Glasgow
" A lot less hassle than replacing a complete valve I'm a spark and not a ch installer but I found replacing the motor easy enough the wiring is self explanatory really. all in all a simple procedure. Gave reliability 4 as only installed 2 weeks ago. "
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Fix that valve!
24 Oct 2013
By scorpios
, Truro Cornwall
" Failure of a 3-way electric actuated valve?
1) Check actuation manually by lever.
2) Check synchro motor running on heat request to feed hot water or central heating circuits.
If not, the problem is most probably the synchro motor. This is an ideal replacement costing a fraction of a new actuator assembly or complete valve, and easily and swiftly fitted! "
Review 20 for Drayton Synchronous Motor
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Problem solved
6 Sep 2013
By Turunch
, TA12
" Loads cheaper than a new valve body - for a tenner & an hours work under a worktop, the uncooperative C.heating is working properly again .
An easy fit if you have full access to the motor casing. "
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