Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 14
Plumbing & Plumbers Forum - Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

Discuss Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil..... at UK Plumbers Forums; Ok been having a nightmare with this old system, as i posted a week or so ago. Getting there with it slowly, but the boiler has now started to play ...
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    Ok been having a nightmare with this old system, as i posted a week or so ago. Getting there with it slowly, but the boiler has now started to play up.

    on start up everything kicks in as it should do (or so it seems). fan runs, and oil is getting through. Gave it a good service anyway, as could see it had never been done in the five years its been in. But it seems to just pulse when it shouls actually fire up, and keeps doing it. Just when u get frustrated with it it kicks in. Lasts for a while, stops and starts pulsing again. Over the weekend now it has got worse and is not firing much atall.

    Called worcester and spoke to the senior engineers, and they said "not a clue sorry, we cant help"!

    Its got me 'baffled', am I missing something simple? or is this going to be another headache???

  2. #2
    UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    dontknowitall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Herefordshire
    Posts
    6,097
    Thanks
    516
    Thanked 679 Times in 611 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    What are the FGA readings?
    I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by dontknowitall View Post
    What are the FGA readings?

    Cant get it on long enough to get a result... Whatis your thinking ?

  4. #4
    UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    dontknowitall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Herefordshire
    Posts
    6,097
    Thanks
    516
    Thanked 679 Times in 611 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    I was wondering if the CO was really high.

    Have you tried a new pump? They're a frequent cause of problems.
    I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Newton Abbot
    Posts
    892
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 114 Times in 109 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    When you say pulse does it fire, go through the sequence. It may be recycling its own exhaust gases, I presume it is a balanced flue, disconnect the air snorkel and see if it does it then, it could also be overaired. Then I would be looking at the solenoid but it depends what burner is on it.Try what I said first.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    we have put a new pump on the heating circuit as it was knackered, if your talking oil pump, that seems fine. are you thinking that the flu could be

  7. #7
    UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    dontknowitall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Herefordshire
    Posts
    6,097
    Thanks
    516
    Thanked 679 Times in 611 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    What pressure have you got on the oil pump?
    I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by kimbo View Post
    When you say pulse does it fire, go through the sequence. It may be recycling its own exhaust gases, I presume it is a balanced flue, disconnect the air snorkel and see if it does it then, it could also be overaired. Then I would be looking at the solenoid but it depends what burner is on it.Try what I said first.
    yes is seems to go through everything as it should, and yes it is. Will try that... thanks

  9. #9
    Plumbers Arms member MattWeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    464
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    Broken shear pin in the oil pump?

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by dontknowitall View Post
    What pressure have you got on the oil pump?
    it was good, but dont remember the reading. Was checked though !!!

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MattWeth View Post
    Broken shear pin in the oil pump?
    oil getting through fine.

  12. #12
    UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    dontknowitall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Herefordshire
    Posts
    6,097
    Thanks
    516
    Thanked 679 Times in 611 Posts

    Default Re: Worcester camray utility 25/32 system - oil.....

    I'm not suggesting you didn't check it! Honest!!! Just wondered whether it was set for the correct nozzle and/or if it was holding it's pressure constantly. The way you answered the fga question (which I admit was a bit of a trick question) told me you knew what you are/were doing. I was thinking of what I'd be looking at.

    Kimbo has some valid points though. I had a boiler with these problems but the customer decided to condemn it before I spent more time looking for other solutions. (I had been looking at the flue and air settings and when I changed the oil pump it helped, but didn't cure the problems.)

    (And I'm not trying to pretend that I know much about oil boilers either. The trouble is, on the whole, the burners are so reliable.)
    I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing

Everybody loves a good deal: Deals and Discounts on Dozens of Powertools!
Everybody loves a good deal: Deals and Discounts on Dozens of Powertools!

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for experience
    By Varley in forum Plumbing Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-06-2014, 11:17 PM
  2. Greenstar Utility 32/50
    By Millsy 82 in forum Oil and Solid Fuel Forum
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 22-12-2012, 12:32 PM
  3. plumbing in a worcester camray system boiler
    By sandi99 in forum Central Heating Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22-10-2012, 09:14 PM
  4. National utility solutions
    By roguetrader in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-08-2012, 04:18 PM
  5. National Utility Solutions
    By mak in forum Gas Safe Register Forum - Public Forum
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: 01-08-2012, 09:54 PM
  6. Nat Utility Solutions
    By andyatkins2477 in forum Plumbing Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-07-2012, 03:22 PM
  7. soiled utility
    By Mahesh in forum Plumbing Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 31-03-2012, 07:35 AM
  8. Worcester Camray utility 25/30
    By Chrisgy in forum For Sale & Wanted
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-11-2011, 09:08 PM
  9. Worcester Greenstar utility not firing when cold
    By swindall in forum Central Heating Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-11-2010, 08:59 AM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

greenstar camray fan

noisey worcester camray

greenstar camray 2532 problems

worcester greenstar camray 2532 no oil pressure

greenstar camray utility 25 32 not firing

Tags for this Thread


Try our Talk Electrician Forum and our popular Tilers Forums for more free advice from professional tradesmen.
Tens of thousands of tradesmen and over 2 million combined posts.


Plumbers Forums is a community-driven forum shared between all members.