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Hello,
A couple of weeks ago I got suspicious that a small amount of water
may have leaked from the bottom of the boiler onto the surface below.
I put a "collector" thre to get an idea of the amount. I checked it a
few days ago and there just seemed to be a small patch ((worrying in
itself).

Today, I had trouble with the how water demand - turning a tap fully
on would activate the hot water from the boiler, but lower flows, eg
my morning shower, would not get it to heat up.

Since then, I have noticed that larger amounts of clear water have
leaked from the boiler into the tray, eg perhaps enough to fill a mug
by 1 cm every half hour.

Does anyone have any experience of this or ideas on what might be
wrong?

Also, I have tried contacting Bosch as I seem to recall they used to
offer servicing and repairs directly, but I am having trouble finding
contact details.

Do Bosch still offer direct repairs and servicing, or are there any
other reliable specialist firms who I could contact, rather than
plucking an outfit at random from the yellow pages? My location is
West London.

Thanks,
Richard Hamer
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Hello,
A couple of weeks ago I got suspicious that a small amount of water
may have leaked from the bottom of the boiler onto the surface below.
I put a "collector" thre to get an idea of the amount. I checked it a
few days ago and there just seemed to be a small patch ((worrying in
itself).

Today, I had trouble with the how water demand - turning a tap fully
on would activate the hot water from the boiler, but lower flows, eg
my morning shower, would not get it to heat up.

Since then, I have noticed that larger amounts of clear water have
leaked from the boiler into the tray, eg perhaps enough to fill a mug
by 1 cm every half hour.

Does anyone have any experience of this or ideas on what might be
wrong?

Also, I have tried contacting Bosch as I seem to recall they used to
offer servicing and repairs directly, but I am having trouble finding
contact details.

Do Bosch still offer direct repairs and servicing, or are there any
other reliable specialist firms who I could contact, rather than
plucking an outfit at random from the yellow pages? My location is
West London.

Thanks,
Richard Hamer


Their web site is http://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/
You can contact them for service/repair or with a technical query via the
web site, I found them very responsive and helpful.


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Hello,
A couple of weeks ago I got suspicious that a small amount of water
may have leaked from the bottom of the boiler onto the surface below.
I put a "collector" thre to get an idea of the amount. I checked it a
few days ago and there just seemed to be a small patch ((worrying in
itself).

Today, I had trouble with the how water demand - turning a tap fully
on would activate the hot water from the boiler, but lower flows, eg
my morning shower, would not get it to heat up.

Since then, I have noticed that larger amounts of clear water have
leaked from the boiler into the tray, eg perhaps enough to fill a mug
by 1 cm every half hour.

Does anyone have any experience of this or ideas on what might be
wrong?

Also, I have tried contacting Bosch as I seem to recall they used to
offer servicing and repairs directly, but I am having trouble finding
contact details.

Do Bosch still offer direct repairs and servicing, or are there any
other reliable specialist firms who I could contact, rather than
plucking an outfit at random from the yellow pages? My location is
West London.

Thanks,
Richard Hamer



How strange! My Worcester 28Cdi RSF had similar problems a few weeks
back too...

I had excessive changes in pressure, lack of hot water and water
appearing from the pressure relief valve.

Check Ed Siretts FAQ - it will answer everything!

Sealed CH FAQ
http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/SealedCH.html

What's the system pressure doing? If it's peaking at 3 bar then the
relief valve is opening - hence the water leaking? If so your pressure
vessel may be ruptured. Check the air valve on it. If water comes out,
you'll need a new vessel. The easy way to replace it is to take the
boiler off the wall, drill out the rivets that hold the mounting plate
and drop it out of the back.

Lack of hot ware could be the diverter valve. Take the flow switches
off, by removing the C clip and take a look at the plunger pin. It
should come out when the hot tap goes on. If not, you need a new valve.

We used an Ariston (i think) diaphragm instead of buying a whole new
valve.

The install manual is available on the net, it has a fault finding chart
which may help.

God, I didn't even know what a combi boiler was last month.....!

TTFN

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Worester Bosch were very good. responded to my email within half an
hour (I was most surprised - I usually despair when I have to rely on
organisations replying to emails, particularly urgent ones ...).

I managed to book a next day "tiered price" appointment - ie one price
if it just needs service, another if it needs any parts, and a third
price if the heat exchanger needs replacing. Not unreasonable,
particularly when it's being serviced by trained Bosch people, and
nice to know the cost is capped.

He sorted out a long standing problem which I posted about a few years
back - when the central heating temperature dial is close to the
actual temperature, for low settings, the boiler repeatedly fires up
then shuts down instantly, over and over again. For the benefit of
anyone else who has this problem, he replaced the main controller
board.

He also replaced the heat exchanger plate, which was the source of the
leak.

However, in terms of hot water not firing up, he said the boiler
seemed fine and that he thought the problem was cross-flow in a mixer
valve, presumably high pressure cold water leaking through a mixer
into the hot water inlet.

Now, I know that my shower does have this problem, but am not sure why
the boiler is suddenyl unable to cope with it after five years.
Alternatively, it could be a new mixer fault elsewhere.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to easily diagnose the source of
such a mixer problem - I have four sets of mixers - without physically
disconnecting each pair of taps in turn and trying the hot water until
it works?

Would I be right in thinking that the more modern taps, such as a
4-year-old kitchen tap, which have physically separate outlets for the
hot and cold streams in the tap head, cannot be the source of such
problems?

Hope all this helps someone in the future ...
Thanks,
Richard
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Having isolated put a stop end in the hot water pipe out of the
boiler, so that only a single (washing machine) outlet is in the run,
the hot water problem remains.

The tap needs to be turned fully on to get the boiler to fire up. This
is a much greater flow than used to be necessary for hot water, and
the kitchen sink and shower are unable to trigger it.

I am therefore sure the problem is within the boiler itself. All other
problems have been fixed. Bosch will be back in a week to take another
look, but in the meantime does anyone have any ideas on where the
problem might lie, eg the hot water diverter valve / flow switch
sensor thingy?

Thanks,
Richard


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On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 05:06:15 +0000, Richard Hamer wrote:

Having isolated put a stop end in the hot water pipe out of the
boiler, so that only a single (washing machine) outlet is in the run,
the hot water problem remains.

The tap needs to be turned fully on to get the boiler to fire up. This
is a much greater flow than used to be necessary for hot water, and
the kitchen sink and shower are unable to trigger it.

I am therefore sure the problem is within the boiler itself. All other
problems have been fixed. Bosch will be back in a week to take another
look, but in the meantime does anyone have any ideas on where the
problem might lie, eg the hot water diverter valve / flow switch
sensor thingy?


The web site is down ATM so I can't check the precise means by which the
boiler senses water flow. However the symptom of insensitivity to HW flow
is very likely to indicate a split diaphragm of some sort.
This part will likely not exceed 40 (whole valve) or 10 a replacement
diaphragm.

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The FAQ for uk.diy is at www.diyfaq.org.uk
Gas fitting FAQ http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/GasFitting.html
Sealed CH FAQ http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/SealedCH.html


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Sirett writes
On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 05:06:15 +0000, Richard Hamer wrote:

Having isolated put a stop end in the hot water pipe out of the
boiler, so that only a single (washing machine) outlet is in the run,
the hot water problem remains.

The tap needs to be turned fully on to get the boiler to fire up. This
is a much greater flow than used to be necessary for hot water, and
the kitchen sink and shower are unable to trigger it.

I am therefore sure the problem is within the boiler itself. All other
problems have been fixed. Bosch will be back in a week to take another
look, but in the meantime does anyone have any ideas on where the
problem might lie, eg the hot water diverter valve / flow switch
sensor thingy?


The web site is down ATM so I can't check the precise means by which the
boiler senses water flow. However the symptom of insensitivity to HW flow
is very likely to indicate a split diaphragm of some sort.
This part will likely not exceed 40 (whole valve) or 10 a replacement
diaphragm.


Valves are 75 plus vat and you can't get the diaphragm as a spare part!



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In article .uk, Ed
Sirett writes
On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 05:06:15 +0000, Richard Hamer wrote:

Having isolated put a stop end in the hot water pipe out of the
boiler, so that only a single (washing machine) outlet is in the run,
the hot water problem remains.

The tap needs to be turned fully on to get the boiler to fire up. This
is a much greater flow than used to be necessary for hot water, and
the kitchen sink and shower are unable to trigger it.

I am therefore sure the problem is within the boiler itself. All other
problems have been fixed. Bosch will be back in a week to take another
look, but in the meantime does anyone have any ideas on where the
problem might lie, eg the hot water diverter valve / flow switch
sensor thingy?


The web site is down ATM so I can't check the precise means by which the
boiler senses water flow. However the symptom of insensitivity to HW

flow
is very likely to indicate a split diaphragm of some sort.
This part will likely not exceed 40 (whole valve) or 10 a replacement
diaphragm.


Valves are 75 plus vat and you can't get the diaphragm as a spare part!


Take a look at the B E S Website and see if your valve is among those they
sell. Most of the Worcester valves are made by Giannoni which is what BES
sell


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