Found a leak! What to do next?

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Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  AndrewM on Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:13 am

Hi - I've just found a leak (a constant drip) from the base of a pulsacoil a-class unit. Its less than 4 years old, but I'm already quivering at the prospect that it might be knackered and need a replacement.... The hot water supply appears to still be working as normal, but don't know how long this will continue. Has anyone experienced leaks with their units and are there any checks/diagnostics I can do myself before calling someone out?

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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  mike on Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:15 am

Have you taken the cover off?
If so look for a leak.
As in pipes / connections.
Be careful and remove covers to both heaters
Look around the heater boss / big nut even gently ease back the rubber gasket / seal.
Check the tank / pipe work / joints on top of the unit.
If you can find a leak then it may not be too bad.
Failing that the unit may be leaking.
Look on this site under advertisers for some one in your area.
Or google one up.
Ring Gledhill whom may pass some one on.
You may be g/teed for 5 years on the unit leaking internal.
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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  AndrewM on Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:28 am

Thanks Mike.

I've taken the main cover off and on further inspection, the leak appears to be coming from the bottom (off peak) immersion heater. Assuming it is the immersion heater that is damaged, is this something that can be repaired or is it a sign of a terminal failure?

I'm assuming at this stage there is nothing further I can do, other than call out an engineer to repair?

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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  mike on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:04 pm

Should be ok.
New heater anmd away you go.
Look on home page to find someone
Where are you?
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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  AndrewM on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:07 pm

I'm in a Barratt flat in Feltham, Middlesex.

How much would I be looking at for a replacement heater?

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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  mike on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:11 pm

Heater approx £ 83.00p
Plus fitting
The unit needs draining
Heater removed new one fitted
Refill perhaps add inhibitor
Look on home page for repairer

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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  asifrrana on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:31 am

Hello,

It seems I have the same problem. Was this fixed?
If so, how and by who?

Regards,
Asif

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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  shaddy on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Did anyone find resolve the problems of leaks with this water storage heater? It seems to leak after 4 years.

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Re: Found a leak! What to do next?

Post  mike on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:59 pm

Have you read the post?
Or is your problem a different one?
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