central heating switches itself on


Postby griersona1 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:12 pm

Hi

The gas central heating system does not always switch off. The electronic timer switches the heating off but the central heating pump still runs and the gas boiler cycles on and off. the wall thermostat has no effect.

At the moment this is happening at night (uncomfortable sleep) but can happen in the day. the electronic timer has recently been replaced but this fault was there before.
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Postby peter the plumber » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:03 pm

I think what’s happening here is your boiler is working to keep your cylinder warm and not your radiators.

If you have thermostatic radiator valves, you need to have a by pass radiator on all the time, so the boiler does not over heat if there all reach the right temp.

If you have a frost thermostat, that could be the reason too.

If it’s a wireless thermostat, it could be confused by other signals.

Or it could be a faulty board in the boiler.
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Postby sparx » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:57 pm

you don,t say what system you have ie combi, or more likely standard boiler with three port valve for heating and hot water. if so valve may have stuck . another possibility is if boiler is in outhouse or garage is there a frost stat fitted?
give us a clue...........
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Postby griersona1 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Hi

The boiler is a standard gas boiler, not condensing or combi, about 7 years old on a three port valve for heating and water. There are thermostatic valves on all radiators and more than one is open fully. The boiler is located in the kitchen. My initial suspicion was a stuck valve but it seems to follow a pattern of night time and certain times of the day.

Cheers

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Postby sparx » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:44 pm

try: when house cool turn cylinder stat down to make sure it's not calling boiler, then with ch on prog. set to on room stat should turn boiler on and off, note pump may run on for a while after boiler shuts off this is normal so check at boiler not pump.
if no control suggests room stat u/s
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Postby griersona1 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:52 am

HI

This has turned out to be a faulty circuit board in the gas boiler which as now been replaced and it appears to be working ok, (at least till I submit this)

Cheers
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