whats wrong with the combi boiler?

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Can anyone shed some light on this problem?
    We have swift voyager 695el 2010 model and the heater last year we were fine on number 2 and just need to put it to number 3 at night when weather was colder, now the heater needs to be on 4 overnight and put up to the max of 5 when getting up in morning, why the change from lst year, it managed -17 last year without extra heating, this year we are going to have to put an extra fire on to keep us warm
    It is a truma combi boiler and we have had a habitation check in march this year, does it need servicing?
     
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    Don't know the answer but I have found that I now have to put the heating on at home sooner and can't put up with being so cold..........:Sad:

    Maybe it's just a symptom of getting older:cry::cry:
     
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    I think you will find its faulty:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I've tried to be a scrooge with the heating at home this year and, do you know, I'm quite getting used to it. Don't think I could do it in the van though, that always seems to be a damper kind of cold. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    The heater is definately not as warm as it was last year and it just got down to -2 last night, god help when it get really cold.
    We couldnt stick it on 3 last year now its on 5 most of the day.
     
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    Have you checked all your pipe work to ensure no tears or pipes off?
     
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Yes thought it could have been that so got Tez to check all the pipe work as its blown air, nothing amiss there.
     
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    Have you checked your thermostat?
     
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    How do you do that?
     
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    Not sure on your Model Trish, but it can be done. Mine used to be adjustable. Why not PM Ash or mark CLS and ask them? they both service swifts. Or check in your handbook, only yours may be different to mine
     
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    As Paul says.. def worth checking the thermostat mate..
    Just because it SAYS you are winding it up to 4 does not mean it is going there !

    Also worth checking the flue is clear

    Also might just need a service.. After all, it is just a boiler/heater as in your home, and we tend to get those serviced ( read cleaned out ! ) regularly, yet folk do not get it done on their van
     
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    We have had a similar action on our 695el where if you leave the control dial on no. 3 the blown hot air is fine. But turn it lower and you may as well turn heating off. On other occasions when you first turn it on it sounds like a jumbo jet engine blowing on maximum trust. But where oh where does Swift place the Thermostat ??
     
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    Check your ducting pipes! One of ours came away from the boiler, i extended the pipe so tha the concertina pressure keeps it in place.
    The difference is incredible!!!
     
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Sold our 695el now, never did find the thermostat.
    We were told that the thermostat was the actual dial you used to turn up the heat.
    We bought an older Autosleeper, not one regret! !
    We would never buy another swift.
     
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