How do you manually reset a boiler?

Turn the selector switch to the R (‘reset’) position. Hold for five seconds before releasing. The error code should change, or the flame failure light should stop flashing. The burner light will turn orange to show that your boiler is working again.

Do all boilers have a reset button?

Not all boilers will fire straight up after being reset. Most modern boilers will need to go through a reset sequence. This could take 5-10 minutes. If you’re confident you’ve found and fixed the fault, found the reset button, and the boiler isn’t resetting, it’s time to call in an engineer.

Why is my boiler reset button flashing?

Usually, when modern boilers need resetting they will display a fault code or begin to flash a red or green light. These signals indicate that your boiler senses a problem, which is why it has stopped working and needs to be reset.

What is the reset button on a boiler for?

Often, a boiler can be returned to normal working order by resetting it. This is done by pressing the button or turning one of the thermostats to reset for 3 seconds before turning the stat back up. If your heating isn’t coming on and you’ve checked the power supply and pressure you may need to reset the boiler.

Why has my boiler suddenly stopped working?

There are a variety of reasons why your boiler may not be working; common examples include the boiler pressure being too low or too high, a power cut, gas supply issues, a faulty pilot light, a frozen condensate pipe, faulty internal components or a more complex issue.

Why is my boiler not responding to my thermostat?

When you have a wired thermostat that does not properly control the boiler, the problem can either be due to a faulty wiring, a damaged component, or an outdated unit. In all 3 cases, you need to be able to access the inner components, so get ready to open your thermostat.

Why do I have to reset my boiler?

Why is a reset needed? If your boiler senses a problem, it usually stops working and will need to be reset – think of it as a safety measure to highlight the fact that there is something wrong. This is particularly common with older boilers that need serviced or have older parts that are becoming worn down.

Is there a reset button on my boiler?

As sometimes multiple resetting will lead to a bigger fault in the boilers. Mostly the new and updated boilers have the reset button on the boilers display. This will be located where the fault code is being displayed. Boilers take time for the ignition after the reset as they need to go through a reset sequence.

Where is the reset button on a Worcester Bosch boiler?

For instance, the way in which you conduct a Worcester Bosch boiler reset may differ to the process for resetting a Vaillant boiler. You should refer to your user instructions for exact guidance. Locate the reset button on your boiler – Look for a button that has a flame, flashing light, or a cross written through it.

What to do when your boiler lock out?

If you are experiencing the boiler lockout you can press the reset button visible on the boiler. This can help the boiler to prevent from lockout. What are the common faults that lead to lockout?

What should I do if my boiler won’t ignite?

You’ve repaired the fault, reset the boiler and are well on your way to getting the boiler going again only for it not to ignite. In this case, you’ll need to look further than the issue that the fault code displayed.