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Good afternoon, welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer; my name is ***** ***** I will help you today.I read your question ("Would it be possible...") just as I was trying to work out how to phrase my answer, so you've made this easy for me.Disconnecting the heater from its controller is exactly what I would do. To be perfectly frank, almost all of the intelligent panel/storage heaters are a complete PITA. I detest Fischer heaters because Fischer refuses to release any technical data to any engineer who isn't a Fischer employee, so customers are locked in to using Fischer for maintenance. Even the Dimplex intelligent heaters are awful, because parts used to be available but aren't anymore. And don't get me started on Credanet.Sorry. Rant over. The goal with your heater should be to leave the safety devices in place but remove the brain. I'm referring to the overheat and control thermostats. This might be problematic if those devices aren't rated for 240VAC; for example, if they were being used as LV (low voltage) sensors for the controller board then you have a problem. And that problem is probably best solved by heaving the heater into a skip and buying a new, much simpler, appliance.Do you have any schematic diagrams for your heater?_____If you receive a phone call offer, please ignore it - these are system generated and outside my control. My understanding is that you won't be charged if there's no phone call.
I'm sure that a new "power card" is a part that would have been available at some point, but whether it still is I don't know.Is there a rating label on the appliance, that shows a model number?
It's still possible that the manufacturer is trading, even if the merchant is not. But in replacing a board you might be expensively postponing the inevitable.
Thank you for your rating :-)