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Glow-Worm Combi Boiler Fault



 
 
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Old December 10th 05, 11:18 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Sorry for the long post!
I woke this morning to find no hot water and no central heating from my
Glow-Worm 23c Combi Boiler.
The red fault light was flashing.
I tried a few times, resetting the boiler to get heating and hot water but
the boiler did not fire up at all, it didn't even spark.
As soon as I got back home later in the day (4 hours later), I tried again,
and to my amazement (as I hadn't touched anything else) turning on a hot
tap, fired up the boiler and hot water came out of the tap. However, as soon
as the tap was switched off again, the boiler red fault light came back on
and the boiler locked up.
After resetting the boiler again, I tried the central heating. As soon as
the central heating switch was turned on, the red fault light came on and
the boiler locked up.
So to sum up, I can get hot water but when the tap is turned off again, the
boiler locks up and I have to reset it before I can get hot water again. And
I have no central heating.
I have read through the manual, and although it doesn't refer to my exact
fault, a similar fault seems to point to the PCB. I have tried reseating all
the plugs onto the board but the fault still remains.
Before I go and spend 150 on a new PCB, does anyone have any similar
experiences with this boiler, or a similar fault, or can offer anymore
advice on what I should do?

Thanks
Paul



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Old December 11th 05, 12:01 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Paul S" wrote in message
...
Sorry for the long post!
I woke this morning to find no hot water and no central heating from my
Glow-Worm 23c Combi Boiler.
The red fault light was flashing.
I tried a few times, resetting the boiler to get heating and hot water
but
the boiler did not fire up at all, it didn't even spark.
As soon as I got back home later in the day (4 hours later), I tried
again,
and to my amazement (as I hadn't touched anything else) turning on a hot
tap, fired up the boiler and hot water came out of the tap. However, as
soon
as the tap was switched off again, the boiler red fault light came back on
and the boiler locked up.
After resetting the boiler again, I tried the central heating. As soon as
the central heating switch was turned on, the red fault light came on and
the boiler locked up.
So to sum up, I can get hot water but when the tap is turned off again,
the
boiler locks up and I have to reset it before I can get hot water again.
And
I have no central heating.
I have read through the manual, and although it doesn't refer to my exact
fault, a similar fault seems to point to the PCB. I have tried reseating
all
the plugs onto the board but the fault still remains.
Before I go and spend 150 on a new PCB, does anyone have any similar
experiences with this boiler, or a similar fault, or can offer anymore
advice on what I should do?

Thanks
Paul

What age is the G-W boiler? What do you mean by "locked up"?
Have you cleaned the burners and ignition electrode areas free from deposits
of fine powder?
Have you refilled using loop off the mains, up to correct pressure,
recently?
Jim


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Old December 11th 05, 04:12 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Glow-Worm Combi Boiler Fault

Paul S wrote:
Sorry for the long post!
I woke this morning to find no hot water and no central heating from
my Glow-Worm 23c Combi Boiler.
The red fault light was flashing.
I tried a few times, resetting the boiler to get heating and hot
water but the boiler did not fire up at all, it didn't even spark.
As soon as I got back home later in the day (4 hours later), I tried
again, and to my amazement (as I hadn't touched anything else)
turning on a hot tap, fired up the boiler and hot water came out of
the tap. However, as soon as the tap was switched off again, the
boiler red fault light came back on and the boiler locked up.
After resetting the boiler again, I tried the central heating. As
soon as the central heating switch was turned on, the red fault light
came on and the boiler locked up.
So to sum up, I can get hot water but when the tap is turned off
again, the boiler locks up and I have to reset it before I can get
hot water again. And I have no central heating.
I have read through the manual, and although it doesn't refer to my
exact fault, a similar fault seems to point to the PCB. I have tried
reseating all the plugs onto the board but the fault still remains.
Before I go and spend 150 on a new PCB, does anyone have any similar
experiences with this boiler, or a similar fault, or can offer anymore
advice on what I should do?

Thanks
Paul


What does the manual indicate for the red/flashing light? Please!
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Sir Benjamin Middlethwaite


 




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