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V Noisy Baxi Solo 24HE Bolier

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Rocketmen, 19 Apr 2011.

  1. Rocketmen

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    I have a 2yr old Baxi 24HE boiler that started making a horrible growling noise around 2 wks ago. It still works fine but the noise can be heard from the bottom of the drive and drives the neighbour's cats mad!

    The noise appeared to be coming from under the fire box so I bought a new fan and have just fitted it but the noise remains. Can any one suggest what else could be causing the noise?

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    Are you gas safe
     
  4. Rocketmen

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    No Lightning, I'm not Gas Safe - won't be entering fire box. Just wanted to know if it was a simple job of replacing gasket or O-ring on condensate venturi system. Is it a common problem with a simple fix?

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    Rocketmen................5...4...3...2....1....Lift off !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Well so far you have replaced the fan which was obviously not necessary!

    Unfortunately in doing that you have entered the sealed combustion chamber.

    If it was simple you would not be needing to ask here!

    We dont give advice here on DIY gas work so the only suggestion that I can make is that you engage a registered engineer to check your boiler for safety.

    Tony
     
  7. Rocketmen

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    Thanks Baxmax. I'm not into taking risks and have no problem getting an Engineer involved if you advise that the solution requires it.

    Is it your thought that my boiler needs some major works. I'm just looking for help/advice.

    ta
     
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    Does the noise appear as soon as it fires ?
    Or does it appear after it has heated up ?
     
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    Thanks again Baxmax. The noise starts as soon as the burners fire up.

    Again, I'm not look to practice any DIY, just want some thoughts as to what the problem might be and, now, what I might expect to get it fixed.

    Would a new boiler be the best approach if the problem could be one of many costly alternatives?

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  11. Baxmax

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    Could be the burner. Rgi required
     
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    Probably sludge in heat exchanger, get yourself a bottle of cleaner.
     
  13. Baxmax

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    Heat x sludge/blockage etc usually occurs about 20mins in when temp is reached.but good call
     
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