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Common Ideal Boiler Problems & Repair Advice

Having a faulty boiler is a massive inconvenience and if you are looking for Ideal logic boiler problems you may already have a broken boiler. If you do have a problem with your Ideal Logic boiler in this article we will look at some of the main problems that can occur with them.

If after reading this blog post you can’t fix your boiler yourself you can give us a ring as we both repair boilers and install new boilers at affordable prices.

Before starting though, if your Ideal Logic boiler is old you should know that most boilers last around 10 to 15 years before they will need replacing.

If your boiler isn’t old and doesn’t need replacing yet, let’s look at the most common Ideal Logic boiler problems that we see and how you can fix them.

Ideal Logic boiler timer not working

If you have an ideal logic boiler all you should need to do is put the right settings in and your boiler will turn on at the times you set at the temperature you have set. If this isn’t happening but your boiler works fine then you will have a problem with your boiler timer.

There are a few reasons why your boiler timer may not be working, and this is quite a common boiler fault that stops your central heating from firing up, it’s not just limited to Ideal Boilers.

Common causes for your boiler timer not working can include your timer being out of time with seasonal changes such as daylight savings time. Your timer may also have reset itself in the event of a power cut or it may have blown a fuse and isn’t working at all.

If your Ideal Logic boiler has a problem with the boiler timer not working I would start with checking the times are set right before moving on to seeing if the fuse has blown.

Ideal Boiler Flame Loss

If your Ideal Logic boiler doesn’t have a flame then there could be a problem with the burner, ignition or ignition sensor. You can easily identify this problem as there is no flame and your boiler will attempt to light a flame 3 times before it goes into boiler lockout mode.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a boiler fix that you can do yourself and in this instance, a heating engineer will have to be called out to make repairs to your boiler.

Ideal Boiler Status 0 – What does it mean?

When your Ideal Boiler shows the status 0 it means that there is no demand from the heating or hot water. Your boiler is basically in standby mode waiting for demand from either system.

If you see the fault code status 0 on your Ideal Boiler try running the hot water tap to see if this brings it out of the status 0 error.

Ideal Boiler Status C – What does it mean?

If you see the Ideal Boiler Status C error on your boiler it means there is a demand for central heating on your boiler. To fix this error you will need to press the reset button on your boiler. This will remove the error and you will be able to access your hot water and central heating again.

Ideal Boiler Status D – What does it mean?

If you are seeing the Status D error on your Ideal Boiler it means that there is a hot water demand on your system. Once again you don’t have to do anything special to fix the status D error message other than pressing the reset button.

Ideal Logic boiler leaking water

If your Ideal Logic boiler is leaking water it could be for multiple reasons. There could be leaks in the pipes to your system, it could be that the pressure in your system is too high causing water to leak from a faulty release valve.

The pressure in your system should be around 1-1.5 bars of pressure and if your boiler is losing pressure or you have too much of it in your system it will stop your boiler from working as it should.

If your boiler is leaking water you should call out a heating engineer straight away. Finding a leak in a system is difficult and it can cause damage within your home if not found quickly.

Ideal Logic boiler not switching on.

Your Ideal logic boiler may not switch on for a variety of reasons. The simplest reason for your boiler not switching on is that it isn’t plugged in and turned on. This may seem obvious, but when having a new boiler installed this sometimes isn’t done and can leave you scratching your head as to why.

If you have turned your boiler on though and it isn’t switching on then you may have a blown fuse or circuit. Your boiler may also have a faulty PCB board which will need replacing. Once again this isn’t something you will be able to fix yourself and you will need to call a heating engineer to fix the problem.

Ideal Logic boiler making a loud noise on ignition

Out of the most common problems your Ideal Logic boiler can suffer from this is one of the most frightening ones. On ignition, your Ideal Logic boiler will make a loud explosive noise which can be worrying.

The reason why your Ideal boiler makes this explosive noise is that your boiler fails to light on the first or second attempt so by the third attempt to fire up there is too much gas in the ignition chamber which then explodes on the third attempt.

To fix this problem we would recommend calling out a heating engineer as you will need to make adjustments to the sensors and valves.

We don’t recommend that anyone tries to fix any part of their heating system if gas is involved as Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be deadly.

Ideal Logic Boiler makes a gurgling noise.

A gurgling noise with your Ideal boiler usually indicates that your condensate pipe is blocked. Your condensate pipe usually blocks during the colder months as it can get frozen so if your boiler is making this noise during the winter you should check that your condensate pipe isn’t frozen and if it is you can thaw it out.

To check the location of your condensate pipe refer to your manufacturer’s handbook when you will be able to locate the pipe and fix it.

If you haven’t had cold weather, your condensate pipe can still get blocked so check that it isn’t blocked with sludge too.

Ideal boiler is losing pressure.

If your Ideal Logic boiler is losing pressure you more than likely have a leak in your system. You can identify leaks by looking for damp spots on your ceilings, or within your walls.

If you can’t find a leak it could be underneath the floor. Most leaks will occur where fixtures and fittings meet so be sure to check them out first. If you do find a leak you can either seal it yourself or hire a plumber or heating engineer to do it for you.

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