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 17 April 2013 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by: Grumpy

Just come out of hibernation Tom?


Fraid not - its just my humble opinion - seen what damage doing that can do.

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 17 April 2013 07:25 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I was stuck between a rock and hard place in the midst of the ice age with a knackered boiler.

Do I start replacing parts and try and fix it or do I bite the bullet and buy a new boiler??

Had to get some heat on for wife and 2 teenage girls so bought exact same model (checked out with installers and they have a very good rep' but "I've been unlucky") This made it easy as pipe work all inplace.

I've done an autopsy on the dead guy and can see no obvious cause of death. No signs of gunk, water runs through HEX ok. No signs of bulging on the HEX.

I've since spoken to an expert and he reckons it was probably something as simple as the gas mix not being correct causing the water to get too hot too quick.

An expensive experience but at least I've got a full set of spare parts now
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 17 April 2013 09:17 PM
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I don't know why they make these boilers so bloody small, it makes repair work near impossible. Even the thought of part dismantling is off putting enough.
All we can do is guess. For it to work then not, then work, then not, I would have guessed a faulty temp sensor but it really is guesswork. What a shame. I would recommend you sell it on ebay for spares repairs you should get IRO £300 - don't let it rust in your shed for personal spares, as you will have a new 5 year warranty.
 21 April 2013 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by: SKElectrical

I don't know why they make these boilers so bloody small, it makes repair work near impossible. Even the thought of part dismantling is off putting enough.

All we can do is guess. For it to work then not, then work, then not, I would have guessed a faulty temp sensor but it really is guesswork. What a shame. I would recommend you sell it on ebay for spares repairs you should get IRO £300 - don't let it rust in your shed for personal spares, as you will have a new 5 year warranty.



They make them small for easy installation, service and repair of the junior range is simplicity itself, to be fair they don't generally go wrong in my experience.

Unfortunatly the 5year warranty doesn't yet apply to the junior range, its 2 years, but the primary heat exchanger has a 10 year subject to stringent conditions.

As for spares dirt cheap!

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