Hello, my name is***** be patient whilst awaiting any responses as I'm not constantly available.
Are you saying that it is set to heating but is not warming the radiators?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Yes.Basically the boiler appears to be working but the rads are not heating up. The body of the boiler also remains cold though. In the past it used to warm up somewhat. Can it be lit but not heating?
Is the boiler pressure at 1 bar or above?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : How do I check that?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : The system has a pump, I've raised it to 3
If you look at the pressure dial on the boiler you should be able to see the pressure reading..
Also, if the boiler is not timed correctly, you can switch it to constant to override the timing which should turn the heating on immediately
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Can't see a pressure dial. This is an open water system
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : I have been trying to boiler switched to constant
can you tell me the model of your boiler?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Glowworm ultimate 30Ff
Thanks for that .. one moment please
Have you turned up the thermostat on the boiler
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Yes to near max
Can you feel the pipes under the boiler to see if there is any heat on one of them
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Pipes are at the top. One sec.
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Also if you look at the manual, on diagram 1 the gas cooker is noted shown off. On my boiler this is on the on position. Next to it is the gas adjustment with a blue cover and next to that is another little screw top with a horizontal arrow next to it. That one is in a vertical position, not horizontal following the arrow. Could this be blocking heat?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : http://www.freeboilermanuals.com/pdf/glowworm/ultimate30ff.pdfChecking the pipes now....
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : The pipes are all cold
Is the blower working?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : The blower?The flames can be seen through the peeping hole if that is what you mean...
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Mind you, that screw head was in that position when the boiler was working before I changed the timer. I have not touched that...
Using the manual that you provided.. which type of stsem have you installed
Have you tried bleeding any of the rediators?
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : I haven't bled the rads. That was precisely where I wanted to get to /do but thought to check if the boiler was working first.The system is the open one
can you please go and bleed the radiators starting at the bottom of the house, then check that the pump is actually running
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Pump is running :) I have checked that. :)Is it possible for me to bleed the rads in the am and come back to you?I did not realise that the chat was instant when I signed up. It will take me a while to bleed these.
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : PS do I switch the boiler off while I bleed the radiators?
Yes, please do... I would appreciate a rating this evening for my assistance so far.. this will also tie you to me which will make it easier for responses to be made
No, you need the boiler on in order to build up the pressure in order to bleed the radiators
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Cool! Will the follow up count as a separate question or will it be under the same charge?
either.. as you wish
when you respond to the same link it will be the same charge.. if you open up into a new question then it will be another charge
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : OK, got it! Thank you for this! Really been scratching my head and not finding the right or any helpful guidance on line!Thank you also for letting me bleed the rads in the am. It's 10pm here and I've a god awful cold, so hope to be better in the am and more up to the task! Are u UK based?
Yes.. I am in North Wales
JACUSTOMER-gkryrd4x- : Geeee! Thanks for replying so late in the evening too!!!:)Speak tomorrow.:)