Pilot is on but no hot water or heating


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Old 03-23-06, 01:38 PM
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Pilot is on but no hot water or heating

I have a glowworm boiler which was already installed in the house when we bought it about 4months ago, until now we've had no problems save for a small leak inside the boiler which was fixed 2 months ago.

Now I/We have a new problem......

The pilot light is on and pressure is about 1.5, however when I run the hot water tap or turn the 'stat up from 0 I don't here the boiler actually "kick in" as I normally would and there's no resulting hot water or heating.

As you might have guessed I know very, very little about boilers except what you'd naturally learn after walking the planet for 24.7 years.

I will gladly provide free pie to whoever can help with this problem and help me turn my fingers back to pink instead of blue.
 
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Old 03-23-06, 01:46 PM
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OK, strange, I just turned the switch for the boiler off for about 15mins (basically the time it took to find this forum and post) when I turned it back on just now I had hot water. What could have caused this temporary lack of heat/hot water and why did cycling the power help sort it out.

Now I'm not naiive and know that this is still bad and probably means that something is on the way out, but what?

EDIT: Nope, gone again - no hot water or heating.
 
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Old 03-23-06, 01:59 PM
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When you turned off the power to the boiler, you reset the control board. I'm afraid, other than that, I'm not going to be of any help.
 
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Old 03-24-06, 06:14 PM
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If the main burner lights after cycling the control (turning the main power off, then on) the problem is the main burner failing to light on a call for heat. This could be one, or more, of several problems. The first I would look at is the size and orientation of the pilot flame. The pilot burner may be dirty and not allowing the pilot to be of full size. Several other possibilities.
 
 

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