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BAXI SOLO WM 30/4 PF Delayed Ignition Problems

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mikey42, 8 Dec 2004.

  1. Mikey42

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    Just recently my boiler has taken to not firing up when it is switched on. The piot flame is lit but not the burner. Sometimes it lights after a few minutes and sometimes not at all...leaves a smell of gas in the house.

    I have cleaned some debris from the burner but it has made no difference. All other parts of the system appear to be working fine. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. kevplumb

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    when its slow to light does it light with a bang :?:
     
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    Just slightly louder than normal....I wouldn't describe it as a bang. :eek:
     
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    could be the gas valve sticking (corgi job)
    poor pilot flame
    id say get it serviced :)
     
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    Thankyou Kev for your prompt advice. I had the boiler serviced 10 months ago by a local trader. They replaced the circuit board...three way valve....Cylinder and boiler thermo....wired it up all wrong and nothing worked. I had an electrician sort it out in the end. Might as well have got BG in to replace the whole system for what it cost.

    The local boiler experts also broke the small motor fan when they removed the case...but they said it wasnt important and always happens with the Baxi boilers. Strangely enough...a few months later...the boiler started screeching when it fired up and then died. The powered flue fan had siezed! £123 later from the local suppliers in Bromsgrove and all was working again.

    So Kev...have followed you advice....took the cover off the gas valve solenoid....waggled it about a bit...now its all working.

    Will get it serviced properly when I can find someone as good as you :D
     
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    Those poxy little heat brittle fans always do fall off and break, it's never caused any problems on the ones I have been to, sounds like a culmination of poor work overall to me .
     

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