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Afternoon folks.

Long time lurker here. I've got an issue with my Ideal Classic FF230 boiler where it just fires up randomly even when the timer is set to everything being off (CH/HW/Both).

I've had a couple of folk out to see it now and its still the same. So far the boiler PCB has been replaced and timer unit replaced (swopping the old one - Landis Gyr RWB-XP/new one - Siemens RWB2007 doesn't make a difference). I'm now being told it may be the multi-position actuator (Siemens DVA3) sending a rogue signal to the boiler. Does this sound plausible? I've taken the actuator off (some water came out of it!) and it moves as its supposed to when using the timer boosts. Any other ideas?

The boiler has been working fine up until this and is serviced annually.


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The actuator would have been my first thing to check, especially if water has got it it.

Probably need to replace the complete valve with it leaking, more than likely from around the spindle.

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Afternoon again. The woes with the boiler continue.

So far i've had the PCB replaced, the programmer and the mid position valve and actuator. The boiler is still randomly firing up when it all the controls are set to off.

The only other thing that occurred recently, pretty much when this problem started, was the fused spur that the boiler runs off blew. And i don't just mean the fuse in the socket, the whole spur is knackered. I'm wondering if the power supply in the boiler or the ignition solenoid unit could be causing this issue and caused the original problem with the fused spur?

Is it time to just call it quits and get a new one? It's seen solid service since the house was built back in the late 90's, so had over 20yrs from it. If i was to replace it, whats a good like for like replacement?


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ummm Intergas ? :wink:

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Unless you confirm the fault is definitely with the boiler, then fitting a new boiler could still leave you with the same fault.

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I always think it's a shame to rip a classic out - one of the best boilers made in the last 20 years - except ours of course :wink:

I'd say it's probably an external fault as well

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