Ideal Classic LXFF280 boiler stopped working..

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Hi, can anyone help me before I freeze to death?! THis afternoon I bled a couple of radiators, then a few hours later the central heating stopped working. Checked the boiler (Ideal Classic fanned flue gas fired LXFF 280, 8 yrs old) - was out. When I re-lit it, it stayed on for a few seconds then went off again. Now it doesn't light at all. Can anyone advise? I'm not very good at appliances, so any really basic suggestions really appreciated. Thanks.
 
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what do you mean re lit it? i didn't think it had a permanent pilot light or are you talking about the reset?

is it a sealed system (i.e pressurised)? has the tank in loft run dry? try bleeding an upstairs radiator to see if there's any water in the system.
 
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Is it on a pressurised system or open vent?

If pressurised did you re-pressurise after bleeding the radiators, to just over 1 Bar?
 
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Thanks for the replies. In answer:

- there is a permanent (usually) pilot light
- I don't know whether it is pressurised or open vent
- I didn't re-pressurise after bleeding. How does one do that?
 
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pressurised there will be a filling point either next to the boiler or in the airing cupboard with a pressure gauge open the valves on the filling loop. silver flexible pipe n put it upto 1 -1.5 bar. if its open vented then u will have a tank ( smallest one if there two ) normally found in the attic with a float valve inside sometimes these stick n dont re fill your system see if u can move it if not replace. u dont have a permanant pilot but electirc ignition if im not mistaken. first thing is to check that pressure is ok in heating system thats if pressurised.
 
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:D :D :D
Re-pressurised as you said back to 1 bar (pressure was reading 0) and heating/hot water now working!!! Thanks SO much for your help - kids and I are now defrosting! THanks to all who posted advice - really really grateful.
 
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