I have a vaillant turbomax pro combi boiler.ive set my clock for the heating to come on certain times of the day,thats fine. but when the heating goes off it seems to come back on when its not suppose to,is there any reason why this is happening.
It may be the preheat setting on the boiler for the hot water circuit. do the radiators get hot when the boiler fires up with the time clock off ? if not then there is nothing to worry about if it is only on for a short time.
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If you they won't go off when your timer is off. There's a possibility it's clock keeping it on although its turned off, which is fairly rare. However depending in which model of Vaillant you have, if your boiler has a hot water pre-heat on it. Some models which have this the diverter was prone for sticking thus leaving the port for the radiators open when in hot water mode.
No, look for a small diameter pipe (1/2") supplying city water to the heater. On that pipe there should be a shut-off (make sure it is open), a back flow preventer (looks like a brass can with ribs) and a feed valve (looks like an upside down Ice Cream cone with a brass tab for a tai). Lift up on the brass tab to allow water to the boiler till the dial indicates Green. Sounds like this will need to be adjusted to keep the pressure in the boiler to manufacturers specifications.
when the tap is turned on and the water light on the boiler doesn't this means the diverter valve is not operating it could be down to low water pressure in the house this can be checked at the cold tap in the kitchen. if there is plenty of pressure then it could be the diagphram in the diverter valve is worn or split. the diagphram is only a few pounds but it depends on the engineer you get as to how much money he wants to fit it.
the egg timer symbol (or two pyramids together) is an ignition indicator turn off and on again to see if it will fire with the tap running. reset the boiler with the lower right hand control knob.
Which turbomax, as there a two different models. The more modern one, with the brass CPL diverter valve, located at the front left of the boiler, was very prone sticking & jamming, this would restrict flow through the hot water circuit in the boiler, and cause cycling. Vaillant actually modified the diverter. You can identify, if it is the old type, as there is a very small hole in the middle of the diverter on the old ones, probable no more than 1mm-2mm wide. The modfied one, is much bigger approx 5mm wide. If old type, replace as this usally sorts the problem
The fact that you're getting a little burst of domestic hot water suggests that the boiler is capable of circulating hot primary loop water through the heat exchanger, but doesn't necessarily do so when it needs to.
What seems to be lacking is a recognition that domestic hot water is now being drawn off, and that the boiler needs to fire up and divert the primary flow through the heat exchanger.
A good place to start might be the flow switch (usually in the bottom of the boiler, where the cold water supply comes in) or the electrical connections to it.
35 cdi worcester combi about 3 years old,heating not working,hot water works fine.It's been serviced not long ago.Room stat turned up and trv's ,but boiler want fire up,there's power to the boiler and the room stat the built in time clock is switched to on, but still nothing. do you think it could be the diverter valve, when i got there it was flashing SE which mean's it needs a service,cleaned the heat exchanger and burner with the proper worceter brush etc then re set boiler with technical, they also said it could be the built in clock and told me to disconect it, and just use the heating stat to control it.It still want fire.