Hi everybody newbie here this is my first post
Must say what a fantastic site all my previous googleings have led me back to here. This is what the internet is all about!
I think my boiler/system may need some attention,
Boiler Ideal Icos HE24 (sited downstairs in utility room) with a Drayton LP241 programmable timer
In airing cupboard upstairs Heatrae Sadia Megaflo CL210 hotwater cylinder
Grunfoss pump ups 15-60 130 P/N 59526609
PC: 0505 (3 Speed pump)
Drayton Zone Valve actuator
Silver box spamped with honeywell (presume a thermostat?)
Red expansion tank with pressure guage
This system provides heating and hot water for a 4 bedroomed detached house and has been very efficient until last Monday evening
Will list events as they happened,
Heard noises not sure were they were coming from checked outside and upstairs an hour later discovered it was water rumbling through the boiler
boiler status C burner led constantly flashing after a short while the boiler fired up and the burner switched to permantly on but after 30 seconds returned to flashing (the house was heated ok and also hot water).
Heating was turned off but water heating left on as per usual the boiler continued to behave like this all evening.
Next day contacted Ideal direct as I thought they would be the best people to look at the boiler also this boiler is due for a service.
Ideal told me they could not repair and service the boiler ata the same time! Service would be £80 which I thought is probably the going rate?
Then I was shocked to be told fixed price repair would be an extra £240 so I thanked caller for info and decided to check system and get further advice as not sure if this price for repair would be good value for money.
Have since discovered when the timer is turned off the boiler still keeps firing up!!!!
Also turned the boiler off this morning and could still a noise coming from airing cupboard. The pump is still running continually several hours after boiler turned off. It was set at highest speed but have turned to lowest whilst boiler off.
Any ideas what my problem could be so that I can decide wether Ideal fixed price repair is a good option in my case. Did not ask at the time what this covers.
Also re the service once this is resolved should I be better off joining one of these maintainance schemes which include an annual service.
Sorry this post is long but I wanted to give all the details
Hope somebody may be able to help.
Thanks in advance