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Of course, there are a lot of great conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, but now and then, you are more than likely to run across a problem.

Even though it is entirely possible that the problem you have may be unique, the vast majority of the time you are most likely to realise that your gas boiler problem is a general one. This guarantees that finding the best solution will be a lot easier and quicker than what you thought.

A good deal of gas boiler issues can in fact be prevented by having your gas boiler serviced regularly, we highly recommend a minimum of yearly.

The 6 Most Common Gas Boiler Repair Problems

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Is Dripping or Leaking
  3. Strange Noises 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 carrying out its function when this happens, and there are a few possible causes.

  • An airlock or diaphragm is degraded.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There may be some thing wrong with the thermostat.
  • One of the motorised valves has broken.

The easiest and first things that you can inspect are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it is any one of these problems then simply follow the gas boiler manufacturers guidelines for correcting these issues. If it is none of the issues above then you need to call a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler engineer to take a look at the problem safely.

2. Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping

Drips and leaks are a common indicator of a probably much more severe problem, but except when you are qualified to do so you should not make an attempt to identify the problem by yourself. A lot of the causes for the boiler to be having leaks or drips will likely require an authorised boiler engineer to repair them. Leaks and drips are often brought on by a damaged pump seal or pressure valve. When it is replaced, you might need to turn down your boiler’s pressure, the boiler engineer will be able to advise you on this.

3. Strange Noises Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe one of the most noticeable of all boiler issues is when your gas boiler begins to generate odd sounds, for instance, gurgling or banging. It’s very likely that air is trapped inside the heating system is the issue, but it could possibly additionally be because of low water pressure. However, the problem can also be more serious, such as the boiler reaching the end of its life and you need a brand-new boiler installed.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The solution for an unlit pilot light is simple, simply relight it. However, before trying that you need to check out the heating system to establish if there’s an even more dangerous issue first. Issues you might spot include:

  • A close by draft extinguishing the pilot light.
  • Build up close-by or around the {pilot}light which puts it out.
  • The supply of the gas might be halted by a thermocouple that needs repair.

If you do find anything that you think might be a problem then you need to get in touch with your local gas engineer to take a look at and if required repair before you try to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A loss of pressure in the gas boiler can be an indication of a problem with your heating system itself. You can easily check the pressure of the boiler by looking at the gauge and ensuring that it is over 1. If it is not, then there’s a problem elsewhere inside your heating system which requires to be checked out by an authorised gas engineer.

6. Issues With The Thermostat

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An unreliable thermostat might cause various problems, so it is vital to set up a regular routine (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that the thermostat is functioning as it should. It’s an easy test. You simply begin by making certain the thermostat is in the proper position and has the right setting and that the boiler turns off if you lower the temperature setting and then back on again if you raise the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above issues are the main ones that our heating technicians are called for. If you are in any doubt then it is much safer to get in touch with an authorised heating engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you.

If you do have a problem with your gas boiler and want a 24 hr boiler repair then phone our Leeds office and schedule a call out with one of our local 24 hr emergency gas boiler repair engineers.

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