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  1. Iccz

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    Is anyone in the Milton Keynes area a boiler service person (whatever you are called) or know of someone good but more importantly not overly expensive...

    Boiler is due a service (been having a couple of problems lately - cutting out etc). Probably a good idea to get it fixed up for over Christmas :thumbsup:

    If it matters it's a Potterton Suprima...

    Anyone around who does this or knows someone let me know, cheers :)
     
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    Ideally looking for a recommendation [of sorts], the local paper has a couple which we'll go for if nothing comes from it but I much prefer a recommendation or such, our usual boiler man has let us down with a no show after delaying it already.
     
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    I'd be quite happy just plumping for a Gas Safe registered plumber and phoning round a few for a quote or two. My local guy services our boiler every two years and he costs about £70-£75.
     
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    If it's cutting out/going to lockout, which gives you the red light you have to reset.
    A service is no good, most likely it will need a new pcb/control board.
     
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    We think it's the overheat valve - sometimes it needs to be left a while before we can fire it up again, the chap we usually have look at it - who is now proving a nightmare to get hold of said it was probably that when we first spoke to him.
     
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    Could be one of the thermistor thermostat's, very rare fault.
    How old is your boiler, if it is one of the early pcb/control boards
    9 out ten times that's the problem, or your pump is cutting out and letting the system get too hot.

    Suprima's are good boilers to fix, sorry do not know anyone in Milton Keynes.
    I was just advising you will need a repair visit not a service.:)
     
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    Maybe your pump has packed up so the water isn't circulating. Or a sensor has gone out of calibration, meaning it will need replacing.

    EDIT: depot beat me to it!
     
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    Boiler is about 8 years old, PCB about 6 as it was replaced once before...

    Can't afford a PCB - if it is the other, any idea on what that'd cost? Rougly?

    Thanks for your input so far, appreciate it :thumbsup:
     
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    A thermistor stat is about £15, a pump £35ish plus fitting.
    a pcb i would recommend one of the fixed price deals about £190 all in.

    when you look at the front panel of you boiler how many led lights are there on the front one or two ?
     
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    Thanks again for the reply.

    There are 2 lights, a red above a green.

    The green is flashing at the moment and all is well *touch wood*
     
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    sorry double post
     
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    Two led's mean it's not the latest type of pcb, nine out of ten times that will be the problem.

    The good news is that it is very rare for them to fail completely, a press of the reset button and back working again :)
     
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    I like the good news, will wait until there is spare cash for a PCB before calling someone out, will still get it serviced however, it must be due one.
     

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