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My Vaillant Ecotec plus 824 R1 will not fire up. It was OK

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My Vaillant Ecotec plus 824 R1 will not fire up. It was OK two days ago when I went away. Now I have no hot water, and no C/H. When I try to get heating it makes the usual click inside the boiler, but doesn't light. It's as if the pilot light had gone out, but I think that's a bit out-of-date. Help please.
Charles
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Plumberpro replied 2 years ago.
Plumberpro :

, can you ear the fan start up?

Plumberpro :

Also what pressure do you have

Customer:

Is no fan that I know of. I have no guage, but message F.75

Plumberpro :

Ok , give me a few minutes please to check that code , thanks

Plumberpro :

, what pressure reading do you have?

Customer:

I have no guage, but message F.75

Plumberpro :

The message is low water pressure/ faulty pump/ faulty flow switch.

Plumberpro :

You should have a gauge on the boiler control panel

Plumberpro :

If not then it will be on the digital display

Plumberpro :

Press the I button , should be a reading in bar

Customer:

Sorry guage is on RH side and hard to see. It reads just above red, in the black.

Customer:

Pressing i causes no change to the display.

Customer:

I have tried turning the taps. Causes a rushing sound inside, but still will not light

Plumberpro :

Ok .you will have to fill tgevappli

Plumberpro :

Fill the boiler until half in the grey/ black

Customer:

Pressure now well above red, in middle of grey

Plumberpro :

Ok, did you fill it up?

Plumberpro :

If you did.turn the boiler power off and back on to reset.

Customer:

Presumably. I now have a drip every two seconds from the boiler, so maybe that's myn problem Although it only happened after I turned taps on then off

Plumberpro :

Appears you have a leak . this must have dropped the pressure stopping the boiler from working, . do you want to try and locate your leak.

Plumberpro :

Is your boiler still leaking?. Do you think this was from the filling mechanism or another component?

Customer:

It seems the leak only occurred when the tap was open, so it's prob not too urgent. I'll the engineer when he coimes to service.

Customer:

Meanwhile since resetting I have both hot water and CH it seems.

Customer:

Pressure is healthy, digital reading reading is 38C & climbing

Plumberpro :

Ok. Has the dripping stopped?

Customer:

Yes it has. I think we can close this dialogue soon

Plumberpro :

If still dripping the pressure will drop again and the boiler may stop working

Plumberpro :

Ok , that's great .

Customer:

Not dripping. If I get the same problem in next few days I'll call my friendly engineer

Plumberpro :

Would you mind rating your answers , thanks

Customer:

Just about to .....

Plumberpro :

Thank you

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