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baxi solo 3 pfl 60 starting problem

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by boydeste, 22 Apr 2009.

  1. boydeste

    boydeste

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    Hi,

    My boiler often has a spell where it fires up for a few seconds then the main flame and pilot goes out then immediately fires up again, it can do this for ages. I have noticed that whilst lit the pilot lit indicator flickers on and off which kind of suggests that it is loosing a signal to tell it the pilot is lit. I can't see any thermocouple though or any thing else that detects the pilot flame,

    Please help

    cheers Stew
     
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    Sounds like the 90d elbow off the aps is cracked.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but what is the aps?

    cheers Stew
     
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    Just had a thought that aps is air pressure switch, I will have a look at this,

    Btw is that how the boiler knows that the pilot is lit ?
     
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    No mate, it uses flame rectification back down the ign electrode and lead.
     
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    Heytesto you are a star, thanks very much, its been bugging me for ages
     
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