A boiler breakdown is never a pleasant experience especially when it happens during the winter months. When your boiler breaks down the first thing you need to do is contact a Gas Safe Registered engineer to come and do the necessary repairs. However, there are a few issues you may have with a boiler that you can simply repair yourself. Below is a list of common boiler faults that you may be able to identify and fix yourself.
You can tell the pressure in your boiler is too low by:
- Boiler switching itself off
- Radiators furthest away from the boiler don’t heat up
- Central heating makes banging sounds
To fix low pressure on a boiler all you need to do is adjust the pressure gauge so that it read between 1 and 1.5. With this said if this problem persists then it is worth calling out a Gas Safe engineer to take a look and carry our relevant repairs, as there could be a more serious problem causing the pressure to drop.
Boiler or Thermostat Problems
Signs of this include:
- Error codes on the thermostat
- Boiler wont fire up
- Boiler behaves erratically or does not come on when it should
There are a number of things that can cause this, from a power cut to a slight knock could have changed the settings. Its always worth checking the settings before calling out a plumber, if your unsure3 how to do this then you can check the manual. It is also worth checking the temperature is set to 21°C or more as the temperature being below this can cause a boiler not to fire up. If you have checked all the settings and they are as they should be then you will need to call out a Gas Safe Registered engineer to come and diagnose and repair the problem.
Piolet Light Gone Out
Signs of piolet light going out include:
- Can’t see the piolet light on your boiler
- Boiler wont fire up
Many things can cause your piolet light to go out, they are often easy to re-ignite just follow the steps in your boiler manual. It is however important that if you smell gas, notice a change in the colour of the flame or see sooty marks around the boiler then you should immediately turn the boiler off and contact the emergency gas line on – 0800 111 999. They will advise you on the next steps and if you require a Gas Safe engineer to come and carry out repairs.
If you are having problems with your boiler or your boiler has broken down and you need a Gas Safe Registered engineer to come and carry out the necessary repairs, then contact ProTecBoilers Today – 01924 731 838