Boiler tripping electrics, pump leaking

6 Jan 2010
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United Kingdom
Hi all.

I have the probelm that everytime my boiler is turned on it trips out my electrics. It's a pretty old system- Gloworm Fuelsaver mkII boiler. After doing a bit of digging I discovered that the pump is leaking water and dripping into my airing cupboard. I'm no expert in plumbing or electrics but this seems to be a likely cause? as there are obviously electrics in the pump.

I know it's hard to say but would it be worth buying a new pump or is there a way the leak may be stopped? It seems to be leaking from the joint between the main body of the pump and the electrical chassis attached onto it.

Many thanks
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Thanks for your reply. After opening up the pump it was obvious it needed changing as it was full of water! New one now installed.

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if the pump is blowing the sparks change it

I'll thank you for helping the OP.

In case anyone has the same problem again can you explain because I don't understand. Electricians changing pumps?
sorry sparks = electrics in the house

once a pump is leaking it needs to be changed


its also advisable to change a pump if the valves have been leaking on it for a while


thanks for the thanks

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