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willroy

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 10:03 am Reply with quote

HI first post here goes.House is currently unoccupied .Boiler was serviced and was working ok.Turned preheat off on hw as nobody was staying in the house.Anyway turned tap on a few weeks later no hot water.Tried heating same.Went to boiler noticed when heat was being asked for by either tap or radiators the 50 degree light would flash meaning fan/flue fault.The boiler is approx 3 years old and hasn't missed a beat till now.Looked at various posts regarding this fault and can't make my mind up what to look for.When heat is asked for the fan above spins up then after a few seconds the fault appears.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:34 am Reply with quote

Could be a faulty PCB.

But it could also be a fan/flue/APS problem but all of those aspects should be investigated by a competent CORGI engineer.

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willroy

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:19 pm Reply with quote

Thought about the aps but most common seems the pcb replacement for a new one.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:20 pm Reply with quote

A competent boiler engineer diagnoses the actual fault rather than changing an expensive part "because they sometimes fail".
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willroy

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:17 pm Reply with quote

easier said than done where i live .I am a mechanical /electrical engineer by trade .Can diagnose most faults in my line as i have an abundance of spare parts.I know a few plumbers /so called engineers who have come out to boilers before with no luck costing friends a fortune.Thanks anyway for your help will check aps switch is switching first if ok will check pcb relays
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:37 pm Reply with quote

willroy wrote:
.Can diagnose most faults in my line as i have an abundance of spare parts.


Merely finding a fault by repetitively changing parts is not really "diagnosing" the fault.

We call them "parts changers". They are mostly employed people as independents cannot afford to change expensive parts in case they are not the problem!

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willroy

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:44 pm Reply with quote

I understand where your coming from but decent boiler enginneers where i live are like rocking horse s**t.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:40 pm Reply with quote

HI


APS faulty= common fault on these boilers.
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willroy

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:03 pm Reply with quote

If i short the terminals to make a circuit should pinpoint fault ie if boiler fires up aps switch if not something on pcb
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:37 pm Reply with quote

If the fans running and the boiler then goes to lockout, I would suspect a faulty APS myself; But again, like someone said in this thread earlier, a competent engineer would use a multimeter to diagnose through faultfinding-

If your going to chuck parts chuck an APS before chucking a PCB!
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willroy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:59 pm Reply with quote

Had a good look at it today.checked out aps looked ok.Has a common supply with normally open and normally closed contacts.Power was going to aps but didn't look like it was switching when fan gets to full speed.Checked with meter when fan at full speed hey presto boiler lights up .Removed meter boiler shuts down.Faulty aps switch i hope .getting new one tomorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:18 pm Reply with quote

fitted new aps today working great.Thanks for all your help
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