What Plumber/Gas Engineer Is Right?!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Bakeyournoodle, 13 Mar 2014.

  1. Bakeyournoodle

    Bakeyournoodle

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    Hi there.
    I've having a problem with my Potterton Prime 50F boiler - it is quite old, but have served us well so far.

    So in short... it doesn't quite start properly. You hear the fan whirring, but it takes a few clicks and cycles until the flame eventually starts. It then goes on for around 2-5mintues, before i hear lots of bangs and it stops.. it definitely is overheating/kettling?

    Now, I know the pump upstairs needs replacing, but I've had two gas experts come in with different conclusions on the boiler.

    1) the flue & fan needs replacing

    2) the pcb needs replacing....

    Can anyone tell me which one is the most likely cause? :eek:
     
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    if the pump needs replaced....


    REPLACE THE PUMP


    and see where you stand
     
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    Pump for me too! If it's banging its probably because the heat cannot be moved from the boiler quick enough which results in banging because the water is literally boiling/kettling. Also a dirty system can cause the same problem and therefore the boiler will struggle to push the heat around the heating system.
     
  5. GavThePlumber

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    Is this another troll account?
     
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