No Heating since new pump fitted

Postby adman_lincoln » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:49 am

Hi I have just fitted a new circulating pump and now the boiler only fires for a few mins.

I have made sure I have fitted it the right way followed venting procedures and bled the radiators.

The pump works but the hot water only seems to get to the 3 way valve then the boiler gives up. The position on the valve moves when switched between water and heating and it worked fine before pump replacement.

The reason for replacing was noise.

Any help with this would amazing.

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Postby plumbbob » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:55 pm

The logical explanation is you still have air trapped in the pipework which is preventing the flow. Either crack a joint open to let out water and the air plug, or consider popping the pump in backwards temporarily to shift it.
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Postby tomkev1 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:23 am

IT is well worth checking that you have fully opened the pump valves and not closed them.I.E that is open them in the same direction as you would a normal tap.I once had a plumber/gasman workmate of mine make the same simple mistake, took him ages to find the fault.


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Postby htg engineer » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:58 pm

Try venting the pump.

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Postby adman_lincoln » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:03 pm

Hi thanks it turns out I'm all bunged up with slugde!!! So now in the process of flushing the system. Either that or pay £500 to a plumber!
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