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  1. PhoenixServices

    PhoenixServices Plumber GSR

    Been to the above boiler. With a ecoflam max 1 burner . Lockouts out on ignition. Pump pressure is fine and atomising well. (Can't see it sparking at all) going to change the electrodes and leads as due for some new soon.

    Do you guys think it is the control box or ignition transformer. My brain is dead with too much work, should be turning down these little breakdowns as got so many projects going but can't help myself.
     
  2. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    You could have tested the transformer by moving the transformers live wire inside the control box wiring to join the motor live to see if ignition works.
    If it does then work, it could be the control box or the photocell.
    (No point in my opinion in not having a few standard spare parts with you, especially if travelling fair bit to job. Solenoids, control boxes, transformers and a few different oil pumps essential for quick fix first visit.)
     
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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2017
  3. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Photocells would be good to have in stock too .. As mention above you can bridge inside the control box . might be a tiny hair cut at the electrodes / they are very sensitive and breaking quick. Did you check the distance between the those electrodes ?
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
  4. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Photocells would be good to have in stock too .. As mention above you can bridge inside the control box . might be a tiny hair cut at the electrodes. Did you check the distance between the those sparks?
     
  5. PhoenixServices

    PhoenixServices Plumber GSR

    Went back to this one. Reset the electrodes and away she went. Now just got to see if it stays running and the intermittent lockout has been cured.
     
  6. Gazzt

    Gazzt Active Member

    Check the transformer on these burners look for bulging, danfoss ebi transformers can give this problem. Works ok when cold then breaks down when hot.
     
  7. PhoenixServices

    PhoenixServices Plumber GSR

    Resetting the electrodes sorted this one. But had to go back and change the thermostat as it broke a couple of days later. Broke on the overheat stat.
     
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