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Hi . there is no reset button . you have to bturn the power off for a minute the back on .
i already tried that, no ignition
Hi . what is the pressure gauge reading in bars
its low, in fact nothing now
Ok . it should be around 1.2 . if its below 1 the boiler won't work
how do i get it up
Is there a flexi hose under the boiler with a plastic tap on one end
Ok , then you may have a built in one . look under the boiler there is a place to put a plastic key with 2 prints that once pushed in a
there is a flexi pipe but no tap. there is a red dial that says bar 3 on it, i have turned it and the boiler seems to have water running through, i can hear it
Allows the water to cross and fill . the key might already be in it
its still filling
The red tap is the safety valve . you just released all the water out side. It now has to be filled up again. Has the flexi hose got a valve with a slot in it?
no movement on the bar dial yet though
That's the safety valve , you just released the system water outside
oh is that wrong? how do i stop the water running
theres nothing on or near the flexi pipe
Thee safety valve should close itself back up . its on a spring loaded cap
do you know how long that takes?
then im still back at square one
Once you let go it should stop immediately, however you can check outside to see if has stopped running out the safety pipe
ok its stopped running outside but still hear it inside
What is the pressure at ?
no bars at all
Ok .we need to fill the boiler up and repressurise. You said there was a flexi hose under the boiler . are there any type of valve /tap on each end?
the one on the right has a blue dot in the middle of a nut
Ok the taps need to be opened , but once they are keep an eye on the pressure and take it up to 1.5
ok can hear it hissing but bar not moved, should i keep on
Yes keep going
its moving, up to one bar now
ok up to just under 2 bars
That's enough , stop
Ok . try to see if the boiler will work now
ok if i switch it off at the mains and back on again will it ignite now?
It all depends , the pressure should be up , but that might not have been the total reason the boilkewr wasn't running
no its not ignited
Ok . does it sound like the boiler is trying to light? Can you hear the fan running / pump running?
yes i can hear it and feel it
Can you hear it trying to light?
Tell me exactly what you can hear
cant hear it trying to ignite anymore
Ok . it is most likely the fan . the fan runs and operates the air pressure switch which starts ignition. Replace the fan , its fairly easy to change. At the same to me replace the air pressure switch
ok thankyou, i didnt do so bad for an old lady with a budgie did i
I hope the budgie was good and helped you , best regards, ***** ***** forget to rate. , Toby