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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:02 am 
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Hi folks!

It's my first time here, and I honestly know nothing about boilers. I've just switched mine on after about 8 months, and nothing is happening at all.

The switch in the house is working fine, lights up. But this is *all* that happens. No noise from the boiler, no humming, no fumes.
When I go to the boiler itself, I'm not seeing any signs of life. The reset button on the front isn't even lit up.

I've followed the instructions for bleeding the system, both from the tank feed AND inside the boiler box.

All the trip switches in the house are okay. The switch in the living room is coming on, shows a light and has that faint ticking as if it's turning.

Can anyone offer any advice, please?

WARMFLOW 50/70 boiler, RDB RIELLO Burner

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:43 am 
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Just checking the obvious, is there a fused spur connected to the boiler which needs to be turned on. It does not sound like power is getting there so check back from your consumer unit (fuse board) and see if any switches are off and follow through to the boiler. I take it this is an oil boiler?

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Hi, DwD

Thank you for the advice. I really appreciate that!
I'll give it a check when the rain clears up. 'Tis a bit nippy out there!

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Over temperature thermostat tripped, there will be a button for resetting that.
Is there power to boiler? Fuse in FSU feeding boiler blown, burner feed plug come loose inside boiler.
Burner lockout and failed bulb.


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Hi Dave!

This is my main problem, I think. There's power to the switch in the living room, but nothing outside with the boiler.
Last winter when the oil ran out, at least you got that hum as if it was trying to fire up. This year there's absolutely nothing.

The little reset button on front of the system isn't coming on either. I suspect it's the actual power to the boiler, so I'll be checking the connections again when it's dry.
The connections at first glance all appear fine, so I'm guessing it's the fuse. I certainly hope it is, anyway! :)


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The over temperature / overheat button could be anywhere. It's on the body of the 'stat. Not on the burner with the burner reset button.
Don't know if there's a light for that or not on yours. You have a manual? Look online if you don't.

I'm not an oilman. Just my own experience from having oil boilers.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Thank you, Dave. Everything helps! :)


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What controls/zone valves do you have on your system?

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