Gas valve on Utica USC gas boiler

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Old 10-27-14, 05:55 PM
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Gas valve on Utica USC gas boiler

Within 6 months we had to replace the gas valve on a 4 yrs old UTICA USC propane gas boiler.Had 3 different gas boiler repairman we need to prevent it to break but can't find the cause?Spent 1900$ in 6 months.Last time valve last 2 months.
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Even had power cie checking the line.
Fan works boiler won't fire then they change gas valve.
 
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Old 10-27-14, 06:05 PM
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The gas valve wouldn't have been manufactured by the boiler company, Utica.

Why did it take three repairman to replace the gas valve, which is a one-man DIY job? Or did the gas valve fail three times? If it failed repeatedly, what about the warranty? Did you ask the repair guy about that?

Based on the limited info you posted, I don't think the cause of the failure can be discerned over the internet.
 
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# different guys came within 6 months and every one of them changed a gas valve.
No warranty on furnace second homeowner.Utica don't talk to customers only company and their warranty is only for 1st homeowner.
Gas valve has no warranty.
Every gas boiler repairman says something causing the failure nobody knows what it is .
 
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Old 10-27-14, 06:31 PM
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Every gas boiler repairman says something causing the failure nobody knows what it is .
I don't either. I think you need to beat the bushes, check references, and find a highly qualified service person.
 
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Gas valve has no warranty.
Why? Who says? Please link us to the gas valve specs. I think this is maybe nonsense.
 
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Gas valves rarely fail so it almost is a sure bet that something external to the gas valve caused the failure. Most likely would be extremely high gas pressure on the valve or incorrect voltage to the valve operator. Troubleshooting should not be a serious problem for a COMPETENT technician.
 
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