Pilot Light - Goes OUT - Wickes 40/50 Boiler

24 Feb 2004
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United Kingdom
I have a wall mounted, Wickes 40/50 Balanced FLue Boiler.

The pilot light keeps going out. (Only happened since I got a new electricity meter for some reason)

I have taken the front off, (pain in the a*se that was!) and cleaned/hoovered the dust away from the pilot injector

Still keeps going out.

It seems to stay on for different periods. It stayed on last night, but was out when I got home. Then I put it back on and it was out in 5 mins. Strange huh?

I am not on a BG (Brit-Gas) contract. ANd I am not sure when it was last serviced.

Could a new thermocouple be in order. Is that like the wick inside near the spark/pilot?

The instructions say I have overheat protection, but I have not idea if its working!


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