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  1. Essex712

    Essex712 New Member

    I have an ideal boiler which is currently cycling and driving us mad. It will only cycle within the set timed periods and once the set temp has been achieved. Fire up for 1 minutes and then goes into shutdown process. Five minutes later goes through same process. After speaking to ideal themselves they advised it could be the pump which we replaced but that dint work. We were then told it could be a blockage or air lock. This was checked and all was ok. They then said it would be the controls and this was checked by an electrician who confirmed everything was working and the issue could only be the pcb board. Got another engineer in who said it wouldnt be pcb board and it would be the upstairs thermostat which he replaced but surprise surprise still cycling. Therefore can the only thing left be an issue with the pcb board or could it be something else
     
  2. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Are you a gas safe engineer ?
     
  3. Essex712

    Essex712 New Member

    No. Wish I was as would sort this issue myself and not rely on engineers who seem to contradict each other.
     
  4. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    How much has this cost ?
     
  5. Essex712

    Essex712 New Member

    A fortune. Total so far with pump, engineers charges and other parts around £500. Being told pcb board if needed around £200 to £300.
     
  6. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    What model Ideal boiler and how old ??
     
  7. Essex712

    Essex712 New Member

    Ideal logic 12. 3 years in April 18
     
  8. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    You should have got ideal out.

    Did you have a warranty?
     
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  9. daWilko

    daWilko Member

    Sorry to say it, but it sounds like quite a few guesses made so far. Replacing parts without evidence is not the right way to proceed, just saying. As a humble spark, I'd have done as @hammers4spanner@hammers4spanner has suggested.
     
  10. Essex712

    Essex712 New Member

    Warranty has ended. I will ring ideal. Hopefully they won't charge too much.
     
  11. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    By the sounds of it you have almost bought a new boiler anyway, but it seems to be a circulation problem is this a new build property ? or was it a boiler replacement ?
     
  12. Essex712

    Essex712 New Member

    New build 3 years ago.
     
  13. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    You can call Ideal out not sure what they charge if like most of the others it will be around £250, but they will only get involved with the boiler anything past that they wont touch , so if not a boiler fault you will still be charged for the call.
     
  14. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Take the pedals off.













    Couldn't help it.
     
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  15. dan_the_plumber

    dan_the_plumber GSR

    This sounds like a system circulation issue. Sounds less like boiler issue, although could get GSR engineer to test NTC.
     
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