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Heating But No Hot Water from my worcester cd45i

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Heating But No Hot Water from my worcester cd45i
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 4 years ago.

Plumbers_Mate :

if on hot water only do you get a click when you run the tap?

JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

No.

Plumbers_Mate : Can you try 2 hot taps at the same time?
JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

Have tried 2 taps at once, no different. If thr C/H is actually running, ie heating rads, the water runs hot.

Plumbers_Mate : Your divertor valve is not switching the boiler on.
Plumbers_Mate : is this a sudden thing or has it been getting gradually worse?
JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

It has been intermittent for a while.

Plumbers_Mate : Ok. You will need a new washer in your divertor valve
Plumbers_Mate : they stretch over time and need replacing every 5 years or so
JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

OK thanks, is it a big job?

Plumbers_Mate : It will take someone about an hour and should cost you about £160 unless they are incapable of this and they will try and swap the whole valve for about £360
JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

Thanks very much.

Plumbers_Mate : No problem.
Plumbers_Mate : bear these figures in mind when you make a couple of calls tomorrow
Plumbers_Mate : Did you manage to get this sorted?
JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

The engineer did a temporary repair, and is coming to fit the new diaphragm on Thursday, cost £100.

JACUSTOMER-4rv6zn4u- :

£100 total that is.

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