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Mark 40 08-31-2009 01:16 PM

Boiler starts for 10 seconds, then shuts off
 
Hi, we are having problems with our Peerless boiler. It worked fine all summer long til my husband shut it off to save on fuel. It starts up for 10 seconds and shuts off and won't restart, plus there is alot of rusty water underneath and around the boiler. What could be wrong with it?
Helen

JohnH1 08-31-2009 01:21 PM

Is this a steam boiler? If so it may be starting and then running untill the electronic low water cutt off shuts it down. The electronic Low water cutt offs have a timed delay in them. Do not operate the boiler further untill it is inspected by a pro. If it is steam it may need to be replaced. But I may be jumping the gun here also.

Mark 40 08-31-2009 01:36 PM

It has not been cleaned in two years
 
It is not a steam boiler.could cleaning have anything to do with it? It was runing fine,the chimmy is clean?
Later Helen

JohnH1 08-31-2009 02:14 PM

My biggest concern is the water on the floor. Is the boiler leaking from underneath or from the relief valve drop leg? IE: an open ended pipe pointing down at the floor. If the boiler is leaking it my be dripping near the pilot and if it is automatic ignition this could cause the short cycling


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