I have a F2 Fault on Glow Worm Boiler what should I do?
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.
Before you start looking for emergency plumbers, it is always a good idea to start thinking if there is a local boiler spares merchant open, as this type of fault will not be fixed in an emergency. The first job that will be done is the fault finding, which can take in estimation of 1 hour to complete. The fault finding can be done immediately but bare in mind if your having this done on out of hours then the cost will be more expensive rather than getting it done in normal hours of the working day. If you are really lucky then it can be either a loose wire or the tube needs clearing.
As this is a specialist job we are not aloud to tell you how to do this as gas safe regulations will be broken but what you need to expect is that the gas engineer may have to replace the PCB switch, fan or the pressure switch. It is always good to have the correct diagnostic tools, as sometime the problem may not be able to be found visually.
How much will it cost me to get an F2 Fault fixed on a non-emergency call-out
Depending where you live, you may find a diagnosis will cost you £30 to £120. Once the diagnosis has been done and the problem still exists, then you will find the final cost will be £150 to £700. What you will need to take into consideration, as a simple situation being the pressure switch at the lower end of the cost and the worst situation is that you may have multiple faults. However some companies may charge you more depending on the time and the company you are using.
If you unsure and weary of the cost of the part it is a good idea to pay for the part by ordering online from a reputable company as you may safe yourself extra costs from the engineers time in ordering where by law the engineer is aloud you charge up to 25%.
If you have any other problem over than a fault with either you fan, PCB, ignition switch or blocked tubes, then come and have a look at the Glow Worm Boiler Fault finding codes.