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#7151
Hello everyone, I've got a Glowworm Ultimate 100FF Boiler that was working fine until Tuesday afternoon when it decided to stop producing hot water or central heating. It's about 20 years old, so obviously a bit of an antique, but I'd like it to survive until the summertime.

The thermostat is on.
The pump is running and it's nice and clean inside.
The motorised valve seems to be working fine.
The hot water tank is fine (except that it's full of cold water at the moment).
The tanks and valves in the attic are also working fine.
No trapped air in the radiators.
No trapped air in the boiler.
No funny noises, banging or "kettling".
The boiler's flue is clear and its fan is spinning happily.
The boiler's ignitor is sparking correctly.
The boiler's pilot light is lit.

But the burner will not fire up. The pilot light stays lit and the ignitor keeps sparking and clicking away. Once or twice the burner did fill up with flames, but within 20 seconds it had died off again.

Here's a short video clip to show you its behaviour…

What do you think is wrong with it?
And how can it be fixed?

All thoughts and suggestions are welcome, but please don't waste your time typing "Get a professional" and "Time for a new boiler" or "Safety first!" – that kind of nonsense doesn't help anybody. 🙂
#7152
You might think its nonsense but at the end of the day that is a gas appliance that you are not trained or competent to work on. But with or without our help your going to try anyway so if your correct in saying the ignition is clicking away when the pilot is lit, it could be faulty electrodes or a PCB, if both those are fine then it could be your solenoid or the whole gas valve. Either way its potentially an expensive fix and might not be worth it on a boiler that old.
#7153
dangerous monoxide flame, i'd say the gas valves knackered & flame rectification.
that gas valves passing and doesnt recognise the flame pilot is lit, thats why it goes off!

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