was discovered inside the firebox. by thescruff » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:47 pm, Post It is burning at 95% efficiency but unfortunately it is still cutting out after approx. 2euro from any quality heating suppliers or the whole unit can be replaced if your handy at diy I would say you could do this yourself A common mistake. All pipework cold, so it hadn't fired at all. i posted on here recently about the gas boiler cutting out because of low pressure in the system, anyway i topped the system uo with water and it has been fine.....however the wind in the last few days has been howling in the air outlet hose/flue and its now cutting out again and going in to safety mode which turns the gas/heating off The boiler is switching itself off due to in-built safety mechanisms – if it did not shut down, then the boiler could overheat. the firebird popluar 90 in the house we bought is missing all the baffle plates. New warmflow oil condenser boiler keeps cutting out. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our … My Glow*worm boiler keeps cutting out. It can be particularly worrisome when your boiler ‘locks out’ – especially in the colder months when you need it the most. An oil boiler works in a very similar way to a gas boiler. If you have serial number of boiler and details it will make it easier for them to order. Hi, I checked the previous article and instead of 1.20 per hour I was spending 2.80 per hour I called a technician. The system was drained and new radiators fitted, with new pipe routing in some cases. Theres no easy fix on this. The sticker says the nozel is 1.6 – 3 ph I’m assuming thats 1.6 ltr per hour. How do you repalce this part. after about 5 minutes or so of heating, the boiler shuts down and the overheat Are you experiencing boiler ‘lockout’ but aren’t quite sure what it means or what’s causing it? U Hi, I am looking to get my oil burner serviced properly and I am located in new Ross, co. Wexford. Will, Hi It keeps doin this for a good few times b4 it finally fires up. SAFETY FIRST | The pump is staying on but the burner won’t ignite, what would the issue be? My boiler keeps cutting out after some time, main 15 he a boiler, yes, - Answered by a verified Plumber We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. I do not think it is air locked. an incredibly excellent uncanny feeling I came upon I hope this was helpful to show how much work can be involved to service a boiler properly. Loosen screw on left side and pull the control box out - it slides out. That sounds like something I would worry about. 15 years old maybe more. Call for an Oil boiler not firing. You should get a plumber to have a look at your whole system and boiler. Do you happen to know anyone in the area ? Low water pressure. no electrical supply to burner Check for 230 V at boiler terminal block. Your email address will not be published. Call for an Oil boiler not firing. In other boilers this insulation is not exposed but is protected behind metal. Many thanks in advance. I had the oil pump, motor and photocell replaced approx one month ago after the boiler wouldn't work. The hole drilled for testing the flue gas should be at least 150mm above the boiler spigot. It is coming from the brass coloured cylander which has the copper chord attached to it. A safety feature designed to prevent boilers from overheating will force the appliance to shut itself down in these instances, as the pump’s job is to move a steady supply of hot water throughout your home – if it is failing to do this, the hot water will stay put in the boiler. Trianco Boiler Cutting Out Constantly: technics100: 12/14/04 3:24 PM: Hi. by thescruff » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:31 pm, Post by thescruff » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:03 pm, Post Could also be a loose connection. if servicing a indoor boiler with a flue going through the wall to the outside,would you do your smoke pump test and probe throught a hole that you drill in the flue or would you take a reading from outside. This can trigger your boiler to cut out. Hi all When I run a hot tap the combi boiler fires up and heats the water. It can be particularly worrisome when your boiler ‘locks out’ – especially in the colder months when you need it the most. I may, in the end, need to find a new furnace. By this I mean it starts and runs for about ten seconds and then stops. Sometimes balanced flues can leak exhaust gases into the air intake when seals perish. Table A - boiler start and burner related fault finding table for all Grant Vortex oil fired boilers Fault Cause Action Boiler will not start Low pressure cut-out activate Refill system to 0.5 - 1.0 bar. Any ideas what to check next? 2. Make sure there is no water in fuel line-water can collect i n bottom of oil-storage tank and needs draining off. It was serviced a few months ago and worked fine up until this. You should contact their technical department and check with them. I would imagine around €70 – €80 for a decent service with the kind of checks detailed above. I have a Firebird Popular 90. As there is a short time to run on the old boiler will it run on kerosene for a short time, do I need to increase the pump pressure and change the jet before it can be used for the last month. Servicing an oil boiler: Firebird popular range. I have a trianco eurotrader boiler, in a external boiler house. When one runs out of oil, the new supply stirs up all the muck in the tank, so it should be left to settle before attempting to restart the boiler. My money would be the boiler and not the thermostat, but you could take the communication wires out of the thermostat and twist them together for awhile to see if your boiler stays on. What is locking out, the burner or the boiler. Strong smell of oil in the garage. when i turn my heating on it comes on for about 45 mins then cuts out and smoke comes from the bolier the reset light comes on the boiler and if you press it it fires up again and restarts but keeps cutting out. Also can the Sunvic valves be replaced with a superior type without changing the base that’s inserted into the plumbing – to replace with more reliable units would be sensible I feel. Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated. Firebird outside oil boiler in its own galvanized box unit approx. I cant recommend anyone in the New Ross area. The pressure is too high. 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