Vailant vcw problems




I am looking for advice on how to find a good Valliant engineer in Bristol or if I should write off my Combi boiler.

I have called one plumber who has told me I need a vaillant expert to look at it because it is a specialist boiler, but he think it may be a write off.

The boiler is a VCW GB 240 H or 280 H I have the manual so I assume it is one of the two.

The symptoms are as follows. When turning the boiler on I can light the pilot and all appears well the pressure appears to be about 1 bar like it says in the manual and Plummer confirm this is correct. However after a 10 min’s of operation, the boiler cuts out (the burner and the pilot light suddenly cut out with a click). However the pump doesn’t stop unless boiler turned off of timer over ridden.

All radiators are piping hot, apart from two at the front of the house. However I have always had a problem with them so I not sure if this is related.

Any advice would be appreciated.

I am not looking to fix my self.
However any advice that could help me find / select the right engineer or point a local Plummer in the right direction would be good.


Should I give up on the obscure Vaillant and find someone to replace.
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26 Jun 2004
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There is an excellent engineer in Bristol called Chris Hutt who is very familiar with Vaillant boilers.

Look for his name on the forum and contact him via his profile.


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