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My Vaillant combi will not gas, there is a red light on the

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My Vaillant combi will not gas, there is a red light on the Ecolevel condensate pump. If I reboot the boiler it runs but then stops a while later. I can see the condensate outlet and there is no evidence of freezing.
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Steve
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Plumberpro replied 2 years ago.
Plumberpro :

, is it possible to take the condensate pipe out of the pump into a bucket to testvif the condensate pump is faulty

Customer:

I could do that but I am not at home. When I reboot the boiler the lights on the pump flash green and the pump activates, the light then goes constant green. The boiler then runs normally while and then stops running. The light on the pump has turned red.

Plumberpro :

Ok . I think that testing the pump is the first thing to do . after that to run through the boiler testing . Im off to a job .will be back later. I will run through it with you later on if that's ok ?

Customer:

OK. Probably best if I try disconnecting the condense pipe this evening and see what happens. Then we can speak tomorrow.

Plumberpro :

Ok

Customer:

Morning

Plumberpro :

Plumberpro :

How did you get on with the condensate pump

Customer:

Morning, I arrived home to find the boiler had been running as normal on the programme and the pump light was green. I did as you suggested and disconnected the condense pipe from the boiler and then removed the pump outlet pipe and drained some residual water. I then blew down the pipe to check it wasnt blocked, it was fine. I ran the boiler evening and this morning and it functioned as it should. The light on the pump remained green.

Customer:

Does this mean / indicate the pump is faulty ? Im curious what triggers the pump to actually pump the accumalted water out to the system ?

Plumberpro :

That's great . hopefully it was just a one off

Customer:

So why did it go on days, I don't believe the vent pipe was blocked / frozen, I live in Kent and it isnt that cold.

Plumberpro :

Should be a small float in the pump that rises and triggers a switch . I can't say what the fault may have been. Maybe it got a bit scaled but to be honest , short of taking it apart I couldn't say . Maybe thevfloat got stuck

Plumberpro :

In the pump manual it says it should be cleaned every couple of years. Might be worth opening it up and cleaning but out

Plumberpro :

If you need a link to be he ecolevel manual , let me know

Customer:

A link to the manual would be most helpful thanks

Plumberpro :

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/538802/Vaillant-Ecolevel.html. click on the small pictures and it will open below

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