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Swapping a new boiler as old one stopped heating, I checked both fuses and they were ok

Is there anything else I should check for a problem with the boiler not working?

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    Neville Cloak Feb 05, 2014

    A service manual or other relevant docs may be beneficial pls.

  • Charlie Fenlon
    Charlie Fenlon Feb 21, 2015

    Hi, my machine made a pop noise then started to smoke. The smoke was coming from melting plastic around the thermostat which I have replaced. I am still not getting any steam from the boiler. Whereabouts are these fuses I should check? Cheers



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Check the elements, there are 2 on the steam boiler, if 1 is open then that stops them. If your boiler comes complete that's fine, if you just get the element part then you must replace all the seals. I replace the seals on a new boiler anyway, originals are silicone and I upgrade to viton seals. Large one at the bottom, 3 small ones on side of base and one finger sized one at top steam pipe. Check switches for operation, sometimes they stick, if CRC does not fix them then replace. Make sure steam tap shuts off properly. The group head seal goes hard over time, replace while you are working on it if it is. Check thermostat has continuity when cold, on the side at the back of the boiler.

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