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    john0612
    boiler keeps cutting out ?????????????
    • #1
    • 1st Aug 08, 12:23 PM
    boiler keeps cutting out ????????????? 1st Aug 08 at 12:23 PM
    ever since we came back from holiday last week , our boiler and water were switched off btw, it keeps cutting out when i put it on.

    we have no hot water now unless the heating is on, but it's clicks on for a few seconds then cuts out. The boiler is working because it is warm to touch , but it doesn't heat the rads and water now.

    it sometimes works but i can't leave the heating on all day and night in this heat.

    it's potterton netaheat and it's been in here since we've been here (5yrs) and probably a while before that.

    dredding phoning somone out as i don't have a blank cheque book
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  • Paparika
    • #2
    • 1st Aug 08, 12:55 PM
    • #2
    • 1st Aug 08, 12:55 PM
    Possible lack of water pressure in the system? I'm no expert, but I remember having a similar issue when the water pressure fell below 1 Bar - easy enough to remedy, in the boiler you should see the pressure gauge and somewhere nearby should be a small screw that can be opened up to allow more water into the system - close the screw when the pressure reaches the system optimum.

    A manual for your specific model should be here: http://www.gotoplumbing.co.uk/findamanual_results.asp?pageSize=25&accid=993&sort by=&catid=3146&pg=4
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  • uberalles
    • #3
    • 1st Aug 08, 1:42 PM
    • #3
    • 1st Aug 08, 1:42 PM
    ever since we came back from holiday last week , our boiler and water were switched off btw, it keeps cutting out when i put it on.

    we have no hot water now unless the heating is on, but it's clicks on for a few seconds then cuts out. The boiler is working because it is warm to touch , but it doesn't heat the rads and water now.

    it sometimes works but i can't leave the heating on all day and night in this heat.

    it's potterton netaheat and it's been in here since we've been here (5yrs) and probably a while before that.

    dredding phoning somone out as i don't have a blank cheque book
    Originally posted by john0612
    I am far from an expert but have chosen in the last 3 months to do a bit of fault finding on my boiler.

    I had the same problem, albeit with an oil boiler. First I thought of the water pressure but this did not cure the fault.
    I then paid attention to what is called, I think, a Thermoswitch which on my boiler rests on the back of the control box/panel.
    It is basically a little pop out switch which I understand pops out to stop the boiler firing when it believes the right temperature is reached.
    Because the temperature had not been reached then I simply pressed the button in to reignite it until satisfied.

    I will say that I only trust doing what I do whilst I require only a 10 minute burst to get hot water. I would not do it in the winter where I will require the boiler to be on for much of the day.

    Also, I believe that the fault itself is indicating that I may have a faulty thermostat giving dodgy temperature readings.

    Finally, I will say the problem appears to have remedied itself over the last couple of weeks.

    Good luck.
  • k1rkyc
    • #4
    • 1st Aug 08, 3:43 PM
    • #4
    • 1st Aug 08, 3:43 PM
    Possible lack of water pressure in the system? I'm no expert, but I remember having a similar issue when the water pressure fell below 1 Bar - easy enough to remedy, in the boiler you should see the pressure gauge and somewhere nearby should be a small screw that can be opened up to allow more water into the system - close the screw when the pressure reaches the system optimum.

    A manual for your specific model should be here: http://www.gotoplumbing.co.uk/findamanual_results.asp?pageSize=25&accid=993&sort by=&catid=3146&pg=4
    Originally posted by Paparika
    I've just had the same thing on my boiler and mines now knackered at first I thought it was the pressure - added more water to the system and took the pressure up to 2.... still no joy! If I put hot water on, the boiler would just make loads of clicking sounds and flash like a Christmas Tree.
    The plumber says it's the PC board inside the boiler that's gone on mine so I'm going to get a new one, which one, I don't know lol

    It sounds like you need to calla plumber. Mine didn't charge me anything to have a look which was decent of him Good luck.
  • Razor
    • #5
    • 1st Aug 08, 6:12 PM
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    • 1st Aug 08, 6:12 PM
    If the boiler is firing and going out a couple of minutes later you should check your pump, if the heat cant get away the boiler will shut itself down.
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