Joined
10 Oct 2015
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Country
United Kingdom
Afternoon All,

So as winter get ever closer, It would seem our heating would pack up ! Such is life.
The issue we are having is thus:
The boiler refuses to light, often starting and stopping the fan and not progressing to ignition.
Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Chris
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
8 Oct 2003
Messages
7,086
Reaction score
549
Location
Bristol
Country
United Kingdom
Maybe you could get an electronics guy to replace the fan relay on the board but hardly worth it for the cost.
 
Joined
22 Jan 2007
Messages
7,764
Reaction score
3,379
Country
United Kingdom
Best not to tamper with it. Get a heating guy in to sort it out (probably PCB) but it controls saftey features so is seen as a gas component and requires checks to be done when fitting.
 
Joined
11 Nov 2009
Messages
2,582
Reaction score
209
Country
United Kingdom
I've got an Ultimate 40FF and it wouldn't fire up because it seems there was a blockage in the pipe stub on the fan housing where the pipe goes to the pressure switch
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
11 Nov 2009
Messages
2,582
Reaction score
209
Country
United Kingdom
Actually Dan, this problem started a few weeks after it was serviced by the bloke who installed it. He said it needed a new PCB and I said it didn't because I could get it to fire up by pulling off one of the air pipes. This was years ago and I might not have been breaking the law then by working on my own boiler.
 
Joined
8 Nov 2008
Messages
1,225
Reaction score
321
Country
United Kingdom
Actually Dan, this problem started a few weeks after it was serviced by the bloke who installed it. He said it needed a new PCB and I said it didn't because I could get it to fire up by pulling off one of the air pipes. This was years ago and I might not have been breaking the law then by working on my own boiler.

But you are making it potentially unsafe by tampering with a safety device.
 
Joined
28 Oct 2005
Messages
13,547
Reaction score
3,189
Location
Daventry
Country
United Kingdom
Hang on, how old is it? Glow-worm have recycled a model name with the Ultimate
 
Joined
11 Nov 2009
Messages
2,582
Reaction score
209
Country
United Kingdom
Boiler dates back to 2000. I didn't pull the pipe off and leave it off, only to test what was wrong. OK I know I've sinned by opening up my boiler . Bloke who installed and serviced it claimed he was Corgi registered. Similar fault occurred when fan motor was wearing out and presumably not getting up to speed fast enough.
 
Joined
22 Oct 2015
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Country
United Kingdom
Hi, my boiler has just developed the same fault, did you manage to fix yours?

Thanks G
 
Sponsored Links
Top