Glow Worm Boiler Repairs Leeds
Have you installed a glow worm boiler? How often do you service it? It is common for a boiler to develop problems especially if you use it for a long period of time without being serviced. However, a professional can help you install, repair and service your boiler for it to last long and perform efficiently.
Before you hire a Gas safe registered engineer, you need to know the services they offer to determine whether they will be helpful. Here are some of the services a Gas Safe registered engineer can offer:
- Conduct a flue test to ensure your boiler does not have any unsafe emissions
- Gas tightness tests to ensure there are no leakages
- Inspect your gas boiler to ensure it is operating safely
- Ventilation check for guaranteed safety
- Gas pressure check to ascertain that the boiler is operating at the right pressure
- Check for corrosion and leaks
- A safety check to ensure safety devices are operating normally
Regular maintenance ensures that you are safe, your boiler lasts long and efficiently. Also, a well-maintained boiler always has a valid insurance cover because all requirements are met.
Remember, if you are a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. In case any of the tenants dies as a result of negligence or non-compliance that lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, you can be charged with manslaughter. Therefore, if you are a property manager, landlord or homeowner and you can hire a professional company in case you need your boiler to be repaired or serviced.
Glow-worm boiler faults
There are some of the common faults you can experience:
Fault code F1 Ci models
This fault is a result when there is a flame detection problem with the boiler. It can also be due to ignition problems meaning that the boiler probe needs to be cleaned or replaced. To fix this problem, the pilot assembly should be cleaned to allow free flow of the gas. Alternatively, replace the flame detection probe and the lead because they might be worn out.
Fault code F9
This fault can be as a result of pressure, diverter valve issues or circulation. To fix this fault, the pump should be running and ensure that electrics on the electric board are properly fixed. This problem can also result when a boiler has not be cleaned or flushed properly. Therefore, hiring an engineer to flush the boiler, replace the pump or top up the pressure is advisable.
Fault codes F1, F3 & F4 (Flexicom CX range)
F1 and F4 are an indication that you have got an ignition fault while F3 shows that the fan has a speed fault. Check out the PCB and fan readings to see whether they are okay. Rembert to also check ignition leads and power from the PCB. When you hire an engineer, he will have to replace the fan, PCB or ignition leads depending on the intensity of the faults.
Fault code F14 (Flexicom CX range)
This shows that your gas valve is faulty. However, if there is no power between the PCB to the gas valve, it is not a gas valve problem but a wiring harness or PCB problem. An engineer will likely replace the gas valve, PCB and/or the wiring harness.
Fault codes F61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67 (Betacom)
All these fault codes indicate that the PCB or the main circuit board are faulty. It’s advisable to check the entire sequence using a multimeter before replacing the board. When closing the casing, be careful to avoid clapping cables using the casing. This can cause a short circuit.
What to do if your glow worm boiler is not working
In case your Glow Worm boiler has a fault, don’t hesitate to call in an engineer to have it fixed. You will not have to wait for a long period of time because there are emergency engineers who are waiting to be contacted. Hiring a professional have a lot of benefits because you can get professional advice which can help you maintain your boiler to last long.
We have more than 16 years of experience servicing and repairing Glow Worm boilers. Therefore, you can be guaranteed that we will offer quality services once hired. In addition, we have a fast response team of engineers who are looking forward to helping you.
What does a boiler service involve?
The first step of boiler servicing involves checking whether the boiler is working safely. The second step is to ensure that the boiler will continue working properly for a foreseeable future (probably 12 months). Therefore, components which are failing might be replaced to ensure efficiency and longevity.
Gas Safe recommends annual servicing of boiler although it is not legal. It is a personal obligation to take care of your boiler. For your boiler to be serviced, you need a competent, Gas Safe engineer who is registered and licensed for the job. A typical servicing involves:
- Drain the appliance
This is done to check the condition of the expansion vessel. An expansion vessel regulates the pressure in a boiler as the central heating is going in. it should be working properly for a boiler to function normally.
- Check the expansion vessel
Here, we check the pressure of the expansion vessel to determine whether it needs to be re-inflated. The appliance is then repressurized with water and the pump lubricated for efficiency.
- Check condensate trap
Here, an engineer looks for any leaks or any corrosion. When a condensate trap is leaking, the water will corrode the metal and rust will be formed. This can be an indication that there is a leakage. Repair or replacement can be done depending on what the engineer seems appropriate.
- Check burner, ionization probe, spark electrode and burner pads
Burners are made of a delicate material (ceramic) which can break. Be careful when inspecting so as not to break it. If any of these appliances is not working as required, replacement is the best option.
- Diverter valve
A diverter valve is located to the left of the condensate trap. Check to see its current condition and whether it requires a replacement. You can also check the electrical actuator for any leaks.