remove cover on worcester bosch greenstar 30i boiler

As the title says, can anyone tell me if this drop down cover can be easily removed. Thanks.
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  • MoneyMateMoneyMate Forumite
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    Controls behind a new magnetic flap – The flap opening mechanism on the front of the
    boiler has been upgraded, from a push/push mechanism, to a magnetic catch. This design
    ensures easier opening of the flap and greater security, which is particularly important
    when your customer wishes to alter their individual settings.
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    MoneyMate wrote: »
    Controls behind a new magnetic flap – The flap opening mechanism on the front of the
    boiler has been upgraded, from a push/push mechanism, to a magnetic catch. This design
    ensures easier opening of the flap and greater security, which is particularly important
    when your customer wishes to alter their individual settings.

    Err, thanks, I think.

    The flap is not of the magnetic type. But that's not relevant. The question is "can anyone tell me if this drop down cover can be easily removed". Perhaps I'm not being clear - I want to know how the flap may be removed, not mearly released and lowered down.

    Thanks.
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    Isn't the cover on the control panel simply clipped at either side and therefor should easily pull off? If however you're referring to the entire plastic panel housing the actual controls then that's different. In order to remove the control panel the outer case has to be removed. However, I believe the outer case is a sealed unit and unless you have the relevant competency and test equipment to reseal it then I wouldn't even consider removing it.


    From the Worcester literature -


    FITTINGS AND MODIFICATIONS:






    Only a competent engineer in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations can remove the outer case and carry out any work.




    Do not remove the outer casing.






    Any misuse or unauthorised modifications to the boiler, flue or associated components and system will


    invalidate the warranty


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    kieatky wrote: »
    Isn't the cover on the control panel simply clipped at either side and therefor should easily pull off? If however you're referring to the entire plastic panel housing the actual controls then that's different. In order to remove the control panel the outer case has to be removed. However, I believe the outer case is a sealed unit and unless you have the relevant competency and test equipment to reseal it then I wouldn't even consider removing it.


    From the Worcester literature -


    FITTINGS AND MODIFICATIONS:






    Only a competent engineer in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations can remove the outer case and carry out any work.




    Do not remove the outer casing.






    Any misuse or unauthorised modifications to the boiler, flue or associated components and system will


    invalidate the warranty



    Thanks. No, it's the little drop down door I'm talking about, that covers the controls. It is hinged at the bottom and it hasn't got a simple hinge that would allow me to distort the door and remove it. There's a more serious hinge there- all plastic and with no obvious way to disassemble. Although it must have been put together in the first place.

    Just wondering if anyone knows how this little drop down door can be removed completely.

    Ta.
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    Look under the bottom of the door there are two long plastic pins that go into the door hinge that can be removed, depending how much room there is to access them it may mean removing the case.
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    cajef wrote: »
    Look under the bottom of the door there are two long plastic pins that go into the door hinge that can be removed, depending how much room there is to access them it may mean removing the case.

    Ah, thanks. Do you know how the pins are removed- ie what's keeping them in?

    Thanks again.
  • The plastic door is slightly curved, grab the ends of the door and gently straighten it by taking the bend out of it and the two square locating dowels will release from the retained pins. The pins are held in place by compression and can be popped out with a flat bladed screwdriver.
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  • jc808jc808 Forumite
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    lucky OP

    both worcester bosch boilers ive had til now the doors fell off... you put em back on and they fall off again
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    most people want to hide the controls so I'm not really sure why you want to see them, they shouldn't need altering on a regular basis
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    most people want to hide the controls so I'm not really sure why you want to see them, they shouldn't need altering on a regular basis

    OK, I'll tell you why I wanted to know how to remove the cover.

    The boiler in question has been mounted in a corner, with one side close to a wall. Right in front, on that side wall, is a double socket. So the door only opens to about 40 degrees (from the vertical) before it hits the socket, even without anything plugged in. You can see the controls and just about get your hand in to change the programmer but obviously it's not ideal.

    It seems the installer didn't think that that would be a problem.

    Moving the double socket, on a tiled wall, seems the only option. Unless, that is, the cover is easily removed and replaced, hence the question.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions.
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