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    boiler issue

    got a strange problem with my boiler you run the hot water in kitchen and bathroom sink and water starts cold and gets hotter which is correct but you run hot water in the bath and it starts cold gets hot and then goes cold again only does it on bath this started after it was serviced 2 months ago any ideas why it would do this, heating side of boiler is fine I tried turn boiler up but its does the same

    my boiler is Worcester (green star 28i junior) its just 3 years old

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    you need to see whats happening at the boiler when running the bath tap
    like is the boiler firing down
    is the pressure at the boiler going below minimum causing boiler to fire down
    if you reduce the flow at the bath tap does it stay hot

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    Re: boiler issue

    i have checked boiler and it looks ok to me and as for (if you reduce the flow at the bath tap does it stay hot ) I have tried that its does the same.

    everything was running great until the service the engineer was adjusting something with a Allen key with a meter attached and now this happens,

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    Re: boiler issue

    Get engineer back.

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    I would have expected water to stay hot if you reduced flow similar to sink tap flow
    if engineer has been making adjustments it could have been gas side or water side I think your best bet might be to get him back

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    possible thermistor problem. have you tried running kitchen tap for a longer period. ie when filling a bath more hot water required. so run kitchen tap for longer and see if you get same result.
    had same issue found that if i turned on central heating first then ran tap it worked ok. turned out to be a thermister that needed replacing. (not costly)

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    Re: boiler issue

    Quote Originally Posted by nara View Post
    Get engineer back.

    they are coming Wednesday morning

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    Re: boiler issue

    Ive been without hot water and heating since 30th October
    Boiler went off Sunday 30th and phoned council 10am, they sent gas fitter out at 6.30 to say the circuit board had gone and he would be back Tuesday
    Tuesday he arrives and takes it all apart and says the door seal and door is corroded and need new parts and will be 2/3 days
    He arrives Friday 4pm (different fitter) and the other guy ordered wrong parts !!!!! he phones office and get assured they will return first job Monday with all parts needed

    Monday get a phone call from office girl that because it was late Friday the part never came in and it will be with them for sure later that day so will fit first thing Tuesday to fit

    Tuesday get a phone call to say part still isnt here so they ordered 2 more doors so at least 1 will be here for first job Wednesday (tomorrow) YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

    To date 10 days with no heating or hot water and no one gives a ****

    We are boiling kettle for hot water to wash, wash up girls wash hair etc
    Running fan heaters (2) they left us that dont blow enough hot air out to warm a small toilet lol
    Rant Over (for now!)


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    Re: boiler issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    Ive been without hot water and heating since 30th October
    Sounds like a similar experience I had with British Gas few years ago in November. Took three visits to identify the problem and then order the wrong parts. Then the guy who came to do the job managed to cock it up and soak the front room carpet. (it was one of those back-boiler Baxi things).

    Absolutely useless tossers, but at least we got a new carpet out of it.

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    get on to them mate complain you want adequate heating @least which they are liable to pay for also if council property withhold any rents etc until you are sorted

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