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What do you do if your boiler stops working?

It can be really irritating to realise that your boiler isn’t functioning. Fortunately, there are some simple checks you can perform to try to solve your boiler issues yourself. We will walk you through some typical boiler issues and troubleshooting methods in this tutorial, with the goal of enabling you to repair your boiler. However, certain issues need the aid of a professional, so if in doubt, seek the advice of a licenced Gas Safe engineer. They will be able to diagnose and fix your boiler problems swiftly and safely.

First, you need to check that your boiler is switched on. This may sound like a silly thing to suggest, but it’s always worth checking, just in case. You just never know, and not even looking at this aspect could mean you spend a long time trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist!

Low pressure could be another issue. Boiler pressure normally decreases over time due to a variety of factors, most of which are not worth worrying about. As soon as you realise that your boiler has low pressure, you can get it back up and running quickly.

To ignite the gas and supply heat and hot water, the boiler’s pilot light (essentially a small internal flame) must be lit when the boiler is turned on. This flame will sometimes go out.

In older boilers, you can verify this by peeking through the casing and inspecting the boiler flame. If it’s not working, try restarting or resetting your boiler. If the boiler still doesn’t function, you’ll need to contact a qualified heating professional. In fact, a heating professional is a fantastic choice for any boiler difficulties you’re not sure about and to get you back up and running fast.

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