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  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith New Member

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

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  3. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith New Member

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  4. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    Link works.
    Boiler needs Gas safe Engineer.
     
  5. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith New Member

    Any idea what it could be? Ironically it only passed its Gas Saftey check last week
     
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sounds like a circulation issue mate, or a blockage. What make and model of boiler is it. (Pic would be good) you may have an external pump in the Airing Cupboard. If so and you are confident enough make sure that the pump is spinning. If not then their is your issue. Also have you vented your radiators?
     
  7. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith New Member

    Hi Harvest Fields,

    It’s a ‘GlowWorm Fuelsaver F’ - picture attached.

    There is no pump in the airing cupboard.

    What do you mean by vented the radiators?

    Is it something that should have been picked up on the gas safe test/certification? It passed last week.

    Thanks! Phil

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  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Can I have a pic of the airing cupboard please. When I say vent I mean bleed each radiator incase they have air in.
     
  9. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Is it something that should have been picked up on the gas safe test/certification? It passed last week.

    Not if it's just started this morning!
     
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  10. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith New Member

    Hi Harvest Field,

    Yes the radiators are bled frequently, last week in fact, I’ve uploaded pictures of the pump on the airing cupboard, sorry I didn’t think there was one initially.

    Thanks, Phil

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  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Gas safety check ? , are you a tenant ? If so get on to your landlord .
     
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  12. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Agree with above mate. If you are renting get a GSR out to repair. The pump may be knackered and needs checking.
     
  13. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith New Member

    Thanks guys!
     
  14. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No worries
     
  15. finchy01

    finchy01 Plumber GSR

    If you bled the system last week I would pop your head up in the loft and look in the small water cistern (tank). Check there is water in it. Sometimes the ball valve can get siezed shut and when you bleed the system the tank (and in turn radiators/system) eont have water in it. If this is the case call your landlord but in the meantime take a jug or bucket and put water from the big tank to the small one yo refill the heating system.

    Saying all that, it's more likely to be a knackered pump but just worth checking.
     
  16. Allgoode

    Allgoode GSR

    Is it just me but isn't there a bit of staining above the top lhs corner of the square around the burner view window. If so the boiler is not in great health & needs changing?
     
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