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    • crabbycrabcrab
    • By crabbycrabcrab 15th Sep 17, 9:52 AM
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    Boiler Not Turning on/no power
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:52 AM
    Boiler Not Turning on/no power 15th Sep 17 at 9:52 AM
    Hi,
    So had a leak in my bathroom last month and it leaked into the kitchen.

    Noticed my boiler hasn't been running recently. There are no lights on the unit or on the unit on the wall. The model is baxi solo 3 40 pf. i suspect the fuse needs replacing? Not really sure.

    Any idea what the cost of repairing this would be or if i could do it?
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    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 15th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
    Check the fuse board first - has a switch tripped? Is there one just for 'boiler/heating' ?
    IF all ok, find where the power to the boiler comes from - it could be a fused spur outlet (and you can change the fuse for the same rating) or it could be plugged in (again, change fuse)

    Investigate and report back

    HTH

    Russ
    Perfection takes time: don't expect miracles in a day
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 15th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
    Try changing the fuse in the plug or more likely fuse spur, if the timer is in the kitchen it's probably a fuse spur next to it.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 15th Sep 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:48 AM
    I'd be inclined to check the consumer unit for a tripped circuit breaker first.


    Hi,
    So had a leak in my bathroom last month and it leaked into the kitchen.

    Noticed my boiler hasn't been running recently. There are no lights on the unit or on the unit on the wall. The model is baxi solo 3 40 pf. i suspect the fuse needs replacing? Not really sure.

    Any idea what the cost of repairing this would be or if i could do it?
    Originally posted by crabbycrabcrab
    Are you saying you've had no hot water for a month?
    Last edited by Strider590; 15-09-2017 at 11:14 AM.
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    • crabbycrabcrab
    • By crabbycrabcrab 23rd Sep 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 11:53 AM
    Ok so replaced the fuse! Light are back on!

    However the boiler is now showing only 2 lights on it

    overheat - off
    boiler on - on
    fan on -on
    pilot on - off
    burner on -of

    Any idea where i go from here?
    Last edited by crabbycrabcrab; 23-09-2017 at 11:54 AM. Reason: typo
    • dggar
    • By dggar 23rd Sep 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 11:59 AM
    Ok so replaced the fuse! Light are back on!

    However the boiler is now showing only 2 lights on it

    overheat - off
    boiler on - on
    fan on -on
    pilot on - off
    burner on -of

    Any idea where i go from here?
    Originally posted by crabbycrabcrab

    Read the Manuel about how to relight the pilot ?
    • crabbycrabcrab
    • By crabbycrabcrab 23rd Sep 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 12:00 PM
    Had a read and you reset by turning a dial to the left wait 30 seconds then turn back up. Did nothing though :/
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 23rd Sep 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 12:41 PM
    Can you hear the fan running?
    • crabbycrabcrab
    • By crabbycrabcrab 23rd Sep 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 12:45 PM
    I can The light for the fan is on and so is the boiler light
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 23rd Sep 17, 1:12 PM
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    I’m afraid you will need to get someone to fix it. After the fan runs sparking should take place, if it’s not sparking then it’s possibly a air pressure switch issue. It’s possible that the pcb has failed and that’s why the fuse went. It’s difficult to say much more with out being there to test.
    • crabbycrabcrab
    • By crabbycrabcrab 23rd Sep 17, 1:14 PM
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    Ah ok ty for the reply. Now I need to find someone in Manchester to take a look at this today, that isnt going to pull my pants down
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 23rd Sep 17, 1:22 PM
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    Although BG are expensive they do fixed price repairs, used to be £99 under 30mins £199 upto 2hrs and £400 if other 4hr. That includes any parts required. If it’s APS or PCB they should do that in comfortably under 2hrs and you’ll get a years warranty. Haven’t done it for a couple of years so price may of changed.
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