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Glowworm Ultimate Boiler not firing up unless you bang the

boiler near the bottom. What... Show More
boiler near the bottom. What could this be?
Yolanda
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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How far are you getting through the ignition sequence?

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Thermostat

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Fan

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Air pressure switch

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Ignition

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Main flame

Customer:

you can here the ignition clicking as if it is having problem igniting it you give it a bag sometimes it just starts. Not sure about the sequence I presume it at the ignition stage.

Customer:

If you give the boiler door a bang not bag, sorry

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Ok, that is a lot of things that are still ok then.

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Perhaps a poor spark or a sticking gas valve?

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When was the last time it was serviced?

Customer:

Last year

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Perhaps worth spending £50 on a service as they can check the voltage to the pilot coil at the same time

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You cannot get the coils any more so it would be a gas valve swap

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