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There are a lot of great conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every once in a while, you are likely to come across a problem. Even though it is quite possible that the situation you have may be exceptional, the large majority of the time you are likely to realise that your gas boiler situation is a normal one. This guarantees that identifying the right resolution will be a lot easier and faster than what you assumed. A considerable amount of gas boiler problems can in fact be avoided by getting your gas boiler serviced regularly, we advise at least annually.

The 6 Most Usual Gas Boiler Repair Problems

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Dripping or Leaking
  3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Issues With The Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your gas boiler isn’t doing its job when this happens, and there are a few possible causes.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is broken.
  • There’s a low level of water.
  • There can be something not right with the thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has broken.
The first and easiest points for you to inspect are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it is any one of these problems then follow the gas boiler manufacturers procedures for dealing with these problems. If it is not any of the issues above then you should call a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler technician to examine the situation safely.

2. Your Boiler Dripping Or Leaking

Leaks and drips are a clear indicator of an essentially more serious situation, but except when you are qualified to do so you should not try to identify the situation for yourself. Most of the causes for the boiler to have drips or leaks are going to call for a qualified boiler technician to deal with them. Leaks and drips are regularly caused by a malfunctioning pressure valve or pump seal. When it is repaired, you may need to lower your boiler’s pressure, the boiler technician will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler

Probably easily the most apparent of all boiler problems is when your gas boiler starts to make unusual sounds, such as gurgling or banging. It’s very likely that air is caught within the system is the issue, but it could additionally be because of low water pressure. However, the situation can also be even more serious, such as the boiler reaching the end of its life and you need a new boiler fitted.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The solution for an unlit pilot light is easy, just relight it. However, right before trying that you should really take a look at the system to establish if there’s an even more dangerous issue primarily. Issues you might discover include:
  • A close by draught extinguishing the light.
  • Build up near or around the {pilot}light that extinguishes it.
  • The supply of gas could be halted by a thermocouple that needs repair.
If you do find anything that you think could be an issue then you should really speak to your local gas technician to examine and if required repair before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A loss of pressure in your gas boiler may be an indicator of an issue with your heating system itself. You are able to check the pressure of the boiler by taking a look at the gauge and making sure that it is over 1. If it is not, then there’s an issue elsewhere within your heating system which really needs to get checked out by a qualified gas technician.

6. Issues With The Thermostat

An unreliable thermostat might cause numerous problems, so it is essential to set a routine routine (at the very least once a quarter) to be sure that your thermostat is operating as intended. It’s a quick test. You just simply begin by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the appropriate position and has the correct setting and that your boiler switches off if you reduce the temperature setting and back on again if you increase the temperature setting.

In Summary

The above problems are the primary ones that our boiler engineers are phoned for. If you are in any doubt then it is safer to call a qualified boiler technician that is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you. If you do have an issue with your gas boiler and need a 24 hr boiler repair then phone our Wakefield office and book a call out with one of our local 24 hr emergency gas boiler repair engineers.

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