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Posted by Scott on December 02, 2007 at 23:28:35:
In Reply to: Re: Basic Boiler Questions About Weil-McLain posted by HeatPro on December 02, 2007 at 23:16:14:
: once in a while the gas does not ignite.
: The local repair guy said that my Weil-McLain has "problems" and it should be replaced.
: : : 1) Is Weil-McLain or my specific boiler a known problem boiler?
: ++ No, it is not a known boiler or Weil McLain problem alone; it is a known control problem with electronic ignitions, though NO manufacturer that uses them will admit it or write service instructions in plain view for fear of getting a hard time from the control manufacturer. The most common problem is:
: : : 2) Is the right thing to do to replace it?
: It is a problem that ANY boiler repair company should know about as it affects ANY gas electronic ignition at least once per three years for the past 25 years. However, it is a rip-off method of shady companies to make more money by selling a whole new boiler instead of replacing a $2 part each year,
: Both the manufacturers and the service companies know of this ignitor-coating problem as they couldn't possibly avoid the repair over the past quarter century; but some collusion makes a sale of a new boiler better for both manufacturer and 'repair' company. When you have 'professionals' in a business with the preparation and minds of junior-high kids, it's a way to get more money faster.
This is exactly the type of answer I was hoping to get. Thanks for the insight on the performance of a part common to boilers.
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