My Boiler Has A Vaillant F28 Code – What Has Caused It?
Of all the appliances in our home, there is one that we just hate to see fail. Yes, that’s right, the mighty boiler! If our stove decides to play up, we can just put our feet up and order a takeaway (actually that sounds like a good idea). Then there’s our dear washing machine. If it decides to go on the brink, running a quick load in a neighbour’s machine doesn’t usually cause any problems.
Our darling boiler on the other hand, leaves a path of destruction in its path the moment it flashes up a warning code. A Vaillant F28 fault doesn’t just mean there’s a minor issue that will be rectified in an instant. Instead it brings on grumpy family relations due to a lack of heat, exasperated conversation coming from a lack of solutions, and kids that suddenly feel the need to take a shower or throw a tantrum.
Granted we’re painting a pretty grim picture of the F28 fault code, but if you can’t get the problem rectified quickly, you may experience it all.
The first step is understanding the possible reasons that lie behind the Vaillant F28 fault code error. Here come the main possibilities:
– There’s a problem with the gas supply to the boiler.
– There’s air in the pipes.
– The pressure of the gas flow is too low.
– There is a fault in the gas valve.
– Electronics are defective.
– Igniter is defective.
– The electrode needs replaced.
Now, if reading the above list sounds, ‘alien and confusing’, to say the least, then don’t fear! You are simply like most of the population, a normal person who does not have experience in boilers.
Since the Vaillant F28 code error can often indicate a serious problem, trying to go it alone and get your boiler up and running yourself isn’t always the best option.
An experienced heating engineer will know the F28 error code like the back of their hand. Identifying the reason for your boiler to flash the angry code at you, as well as finding the best solution to the problem is what they do best.
Don’t worry if your boiler has decided to play up at the worst possible time, experienced boiler repair companies know that these problems can happen anytime day or night, and may be more than willing to call out to you there and then to resolve the issue.