Boiler cutting out before CH or HW have heated sufficiently


Postby Theo » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:18 pm

I hope someone might be able to help. I guess the title sums up the problem pretty well.

The boiler fires up fine for both CH and HW but usually cuts out either before the rads or HW are warm enough or sometimes it will get the rads hot but then not fire again once they have cooled and allowed the room temp to fall below the thermostat temp.

It also sometimes fails to get the HW warm enough.

The timer control is telling the system be on and the room therm is at about 21 so it should be firing.

Boiler is a British Gas F2.

Any help/advice gratefully received. Thanks.
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Postby ALDA » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:09 am

COULD BE, GAS TO WATER HEAT EXCHANGER IS PARTIALLY SLUDGED UP.
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Postby Theo » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:15 pm

Whereabouts is that situated?

I assume it will require the system to be flushed out...?
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Postby ALDA » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:36 pm

THEO,
THE HEAT EXCHANGER IS LOCATED ABOVE THE BURNER.
YOU COULD HAVE THE BOILER SYSTEM FLUSHED BUT IT IS MORE LIKELY THAT A REPLACEMENT HEAT EXCHANGER WOULD BE REQUIRED.
IT COULD BE SCALE BUILD UP.
DO YOU LIVE IN AN AREA NOTED FOR SCALING UP PROBLEMS DUE TO HARD WATER?
THIS WOULD REQUIRE A REPLACEMENT.
DOES BOILER EVER OVERHEAT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THE OVERHEAT STAT LOCKSOUT AND HAS TO BE RE-SET?
I THINK IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE CH & DHW SENSORS WOULD BOTH FAIL, BUT IT HAS BEEN KNOWEN! THIS COULD ALSO GIVE EARLY SHUT DOWN SYMTOMS YOU DESCRIBE.
I THINK YOU SHOULD GET A "GOOD" CORGI GUY IN TO RESOLVE PROBLEM/S.
HOPE THIS HAS BEEN OF SOME HELP TO YOU.

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Postby Theo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:20 pm

Alda - Many thanks for the help. I live in London so it is obviously a hard water area.

It would appear that if I turn the system off and on again it works ok and indeed for the past few nights its been working absolutely fine.

I will get a corgi guy out as I think it needs a good check over.

Thanks again for the help.
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