How do I know if my boiler diverter valve is bad?
A diverter valve may be faulty if the hot water taps still work while the radiators do not turn on. Another sign of a faulty diverter valve is if you only can only get lukewarm water from your taps.
How long does it take to replace a diverter valve on a boiler?
You should call a gas safe registered engineer if you need to replace the diverter valve or service the working parts of the valve after you’ve diagnosed the problem. It shouldn’t take more than an hour for this to be done on a boiler under eight years old, as parts should be readily available.
Can you clean a diverter valve?
Remove the sink faucet diverter valve from the hole in the faucet body with needle-nose pliers. Soak the diverter for an hour or two in vinegar to break down the mineral deposits. Using a small brush, carefully clean the area on the faucet body where the diverter sits to remove any deposits or blockages from the area.
How do you diagnose a bad diverter valve?
What are the symptoms of a faulty diverter valve?
- Hot water taps that only reach luke warm. If your sink, bath or shower is not running hot, it could indicate that there is a problem with the diverter valve.
- The water only gets hot if the heating is on.
- The water is hot, but the heating fails to come on.
How do you free a stuck diverter valve?
Run tap water on hot and observe the diverter valve. If you run hot water, the valve is supposed to close in order to divert it to the tap, meaning it should move.
What does a diaphragm do in a combi boiler?
The Morco FEB24ED range of combination boiler uses a rubber diaphragm to activate the domestic hot water by diverting the primary water circuit to the plate heat exchanger. This provides hot water to the taps or shower.
Can a diverter valve be repaired?
Diverter valves can become damaged or stuck. This is because they’re a moving part and can be oscillating between being open or closed many times a day. However, they are fixable.