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Worcester boiler diaphragm broken in mixer.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jimmybuckrogers, 23 Dec 2014.

  1. jimmybuckrogers

    jimmybuckrogers

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    Hi

    A plumber came out to look at my boiler (Worcester Greenstar 35 HE Plus) as it was either failing to ignite or 'exploding' on ignition, he pulled out a broken diaphragm from the mixer (think it's p/n: 87155058830). He needed to order the part but because of Christmas wont be able to come back to fit it until the 29th. So my question is, can I safely use my boiler without this part?

    Cheers
     
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    Either this is a joke, or the 1st of april has come around quick.

    I doubt very much that the engineer will have removed that part without safely isolating the boiler. ;)
     
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    Well the boiler was kinda working with the diaphragm all broken up. As the plumber was leaving I asked whether or not I can use it and he said it's best not to but it wont blow up. Sitting here in a freezing house is no joke
     
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    Some boiler manufacturers choose not to fit this component to their boilers and some eg. Viesmann are happy for it to be removed since it's often problematic.

    I would contact Worcester technical for their advice. The boiler works quite happily without the diaphragm (bearing plate) but gas engineers can only go by the manufacturers advice.
     
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    Thanks Gasguru you sound like you know what you're talking about.

    Si
     
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    Great news, it's firing up better than ever. Christmas is back on!!!

    Thanks again Gasguru
     
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    So do we assume the man from Worcester say Yes :?:
     
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    Given the speed of his response and the time it's unlikely the man from worcester had the chance.
     
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