Monthly Archives: June 2013

F2 Fault on Glow Worm Boiler

I have a F2 Fault on Glow Worm Boiler what should I do?

F2 Fault On Glow Worm Boiler
Matthew explains what an F2 fault on Glow Worm Boiler is and what are the best tactics to get this fixed before searching for emergency plumbers within the area. If you have an F2 fault coming up, it is most likely going to be the PCB, fan, or the pressure switch but please keep in mind that all tubes are clear and does not contain any small objects. Continue reading

F1 Fault on a Glow Worm boiler

I am getting an F1 Fault on my Glow Worm boiler, what can I do?

F1 Fault Glow Worm Boiler Ignition Switch
Got an f1 fault on a Glow Worm boiler then here is what Martin has to say an emergency plumber Bury. First of all we will give some questions customer are asking below then we will give you the answers.

Here is what some customer has to say. “My boiler is showing F1 Fault, I am not sure If this is my gas meter or the pressure but when looking up the fault it is coming up with a faulty ignition”. Here is another question we have had from another customer. “My Glow Worm boiler seems to be more so in the winter, when I use my boiler it comes up with a f1 fault but unsure what this means, it seems to happen about 5 times in the winter but this winter it comes up with this about 6 time and we are only just in November”. Continue reading

Annual Gas Boiler Check Or Service

Why is it important to have an annual gas boiler check or service?

For many years it has been a big question over the homeowners head on Why is it important to have an annual gas boiler check or service? Martin Smith an emergency plumber from Bury explains these reason and what actions should be take when getting an annual boiler service.
Annual Gas Boiler Check Or Service
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F3 Fault Code on Glow Worm Boiler

I have an F3 Fault Code on Glow Worm Boiler what can I do?

An F3 code on a Glow Worm Boiler is ‘fan unable to reach ignition speed’. If you are getting the F3 code on your Glow Worm Boiler then, it could be the case that the fan is running but not at full speed. This can happen when there is a fault with mechanical side of the boiler or a temperamental loose wire. It is also known when in very cold conditions that; when the condensing pipe has frozen up and there is no way for the water to leave the air duct or the flue, there becomes a dampness where the water freezers up and stops the fan from running at full speed. In any case from any of these incidents, it is very important you call a specialist Gas Safe Registered Engineer rather than tackle the problem out your self.

I have an F3 Code on my Glow Worm Boiler should I call an emergency plumber?

F3 Fault On Glow Worm Boiler
If your looking to get this fixed very quickly, in Martin’s opinion it is a 50/50 but in some case you will require either a new valve or a special part. Before you decide to look for an emergency plumber to come and get the Glow Worm boiler working, then you need to ask yourself, can I get through until a more suitable time when the merchants are open or am I that desperate I need to take the chance and get an emergency plumber straight away.

If you have plenty of money, then it is a good idea to start looking for emergency plumbers, if you are struggling with what you have, then the best advice would be to go and buy some blow heaters, which you should be able to pick up for about £10 each or more. The areas we would advice you place the blow heater in are the living room and the sleeping area. You could possibly put one in your kitchen or any other area you may find yourself in allot. When calling an emergency plumber you will need to make sure the Gas Safe Registered plumber has ID to prove he/she is a competent to work on boiler so all safety is followed when taking on this type of task.

How much will it cost to get the F3 Fault fixed?

If you are looking to find out how much it would cost to get an F3 fault fixed then take a look in our Glow Worm F2 fan fault for all the information for what to expect to pay from a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

If you would like one of our engineers to call then please call Martin on 07510814311. We aim to get an engineer out to you within the 30-minute however we do recommend 30 to 90-minutes.

For any other Glow Worm Boiler faults then visit Glow Worm Boiler Fault Finding Codes.