We are in Greenock today working on an Ideal Combi Boiler.
The Ideal combi boiler needed a new turbine and hall sensor fitted.
What is a Hall Sensor?
The hall effect sensor detects a magnetic field generated from a magnet inside the boiler. This is normally fitted on the rotating section of a fan. As the boiler fan rotates, it begins to generate a pulse train which can be measured to calculate the RPM of the fan (the Hall Effect). This is then used to produce a voltage that is proportional to the rotation speed.
If there is a fault with the hall sensor of the boiler, it can affect a boiler. Either preventing it from turning on or preventing it from turning off when it should.
Hall Sensors are actually found on many devices ranging from cell phones and GPS to cars and even some medical devices.
Another perfect example of how sophisticated a gas boiler can be.
What did we do to fix it?
Simple. As you can see from the photo, the existing turbine and hall sensor had become corroded over time and developed a fault. We installed a new one and did a thorough check to make sure that it was fitted and working properly.
While modern Combi Boilers are wonderful devices, they do still require attention from time to time. Boilers that haven’t been servived properly can begin to suffer from deterioration and damage caused by a lack of cleaning the central heating system and other working parts of the boiler.
If your boiler has not been serviced in some time then now is the perfect time to correct that.
Call us today on 07746 942 768. We cover all of Renfrewshire, Paisley, Ayrshire and the West Coast of Scotland for new boiler installs, boiler servicing, and in this case….boiler repairs.