HELP Clicking Boiler !

6 Jan 2008
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I have an Ideal Classic RS-50 wall-mounted boiler. It fires up fine, but I can hear a solenoid-like clicking coming intermittently from the gas valve. At the moment the boiler is still working, but if I look through the sight-glass I can see that the flame splutters when the clicking happens. Hope you can help.

Chris [/b]
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Solenoid chattering can do this for years or days . Some classics can just change solenoid others its the whole valve.
make sure all electrical connections terminal strips are tight
Thanks. I've had a look at the gas valve and the solenoid appears to be part of it (i.e. no screws or thread holding it in). Is this a common fault on these?
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Are you sure it is not something failing before the gas valve? eg aps?

Check for 240V at gas valve, if this remains constant throughout I would say it is the solenoid..

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