1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Baxi solo 3 , no pilot

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by rhinosaw, 24 Oct 2020.

  1. rhinosaw

    rhinosaw

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2017
    Messages:
    333
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just helping out a friend, Baxi solo 3 pfl70,
    She tells me , no pilot light, boiler on and fan on lights both illuminated, any ideas , thanks,
    I can get more info if needed,
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. picasso

    picasso

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    10,216
    Thanks Received:
    2,499
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Is the fan running ?
     
  4. stem

    stem

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2005
    Messages:
    6,275
    Thanks Received:
    1,397
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If the boiler 'on' light is lit, that indicates that the external thermostat / timer / controls etc. are calling for heat. So if the boiler isn't firing under these circumstances it's faulty. This will need the attention of a gas safe engineer. So, in accordance with the instructions at the top of the forum regarding DIY Gas, no one will be able to provide you with information regarding a DIY boiler repair.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. rhinosaw

    rhinosaw

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2017
    Messages:
    333
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ok thanks for both your comments, I presume that the fan is running as the fan light is lit,
    Not looking to diy repair, just a few ideas as to what problem could be, can't see her trying to open the case anyway, Saturday night, it will be a case of wine.
     
  6. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    12,160
    Thanks Received:
    544
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Course you are.
     
  7. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    12,160
    Thanks Received:
    544
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  8. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    12,160
    Thanks Received:
    544
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
     
  9. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    12,160
    Thanks Received:
    544
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Most common problem.no gas.
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. picasso

    picasso

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    10,216
    Thanks Received:
    2,499
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Where does it say fan running ?
     
  12. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    12,160
    Thanks Received:
    544
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    On= running..unless you want to play word games instead.Yes light could be on.air switch stuck.fan stuck..on and on and on..wiring fault indicating fan on when it is not...Anything is possible.But...huge generalisation...Usually something simple.
     
    Last edited: 25 Oct 2020
  13. picasso

    picasso

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    10,216
    Thanks Received:
    2,499
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    ON = running so what's the op complaining about.
     
  14. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    12,160
    Thanks Received:
    544
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Apparently some do not think on=running.
     
  15. picasso

    picasso

    Joined:
    8 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    10,216
    Thanks Received:
    2,499
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Apparently some think fan light on means fan running .
     
  16. rhinosaw

    rhinosaw

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2017
    Messages:
    333
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Boiler and fan lights on, Er, I,m not there so don't know if fan is running, if I asked her to listen for a fan would she hear it.
    My old spacesaver doesn't have a fan , thank goodness.
     
Loading...

Share This Page