5 common Worcester boiler problems

Do you have a Worcester boiler installed in your home? If so, it’s a good idea to be aware of some of the most common problems you might face. Even though these boilers are manufactured to the highest standards, they can still develop faults occasionally. Whilst not all Worcester Bosch boiler issues require the expertise of an experienced heating engineer, many do. Call Ability today if you’re having problems with your boiler. Here are the top 5 Worcester boiler problems.

Low water pressure

The pressure gauge on your Worcester boiler should fall between 1 and 1.5, within the green section. If it’s lower than this, your water pressure is too low and should be assessed by a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. Water pressure issues with Worcester boilers are common, particularly with older appliances. However, ignoring the issue could lead to the system becoming damaged or even stopping working altogether.

Boiler is leaking water

Realising your boiler is leaking water can be worrying. However, it’s important not to rush in and try and fix the problem yourself if you’re not qualified. Attempting to fix a leaking boiler can be dangerous, so it’s best to call a trained engineer to carry out the job safely. There are a number of possible reasons for a Worcester boiler leaking water. Whether it’s a broken part or a loose connection, one of our engineers can find the problem and fix it as soon as possible. 

Banging noises

Usually, if a Worcester boiler is making banging noises, the reason is kettling.  This happens due to either water pressure dropping, limescale building up, or a thermostat which isn’t working properly. Don’t ignore noises coming from your boiler – they should be addressed as quickly as possible to avoid bigger problems occurring in the system.

A boiler lockout

A boiler lockout occurs when it shuts down due to it not working correctly. This helps to prevent further damage within the system. Worcester boilers will display the 227-error code when this happens. Try not to worry too much if your boiler locks out. There are many possible reasons why this happens, from too low or high-water pressure or lack of or no fuel supply to a blockage in the flues. One of our heating engineers will be able to identify the issue and return your boiler to full working order.

Blocked condensate pipe

Worcester boilers have a condensing pipe to drain water from the heating system. This water is disposed of with household wastewater, away from your property. Occasionally, condensate pipes become blocked, especially during the winter months, Fortunately, fixing this issue isn’t too difficult, with warm water usually able to thaw the pipe.

Contact us

At Ability, our heating engineers have many years’ experience dealing with Worcester boiler problems. We can carry out repairs quickly and professionally, returning your boiler to full working order as soon as we can. Call us on 01892 514495 or email us at info@ability.uk.com to discuss your requirements with one of the team. We carry out Worcester boiler repairs in Sevenoaks, East Grinstead, Tonbridge, and Heathfield.

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