If you own a Worcester Bosch boiler and have encountered the EA fault code on its display, you may be wondering what it means and how to fix it. The EA fault code is a common error code that can occur on Worcester Bosch boilers, and it indicates a problem with the boiler's ignition sequence.
The boiler will attempt to ignite the gas in the combustion chamber, if it fails it will wait 60 seconds before attempting again. If after the third attempt your boiler still fails to ignite, it will lock-out to a safety state aka EA fault.
In this article, we will explore the possible causes of the Worcester Bosch EA fault code and provide you with some solutions on how to troubleshoot and fix the issue.
Possible Causes of the Worcester Bosch EA Fault Code:
How to Fix the Worcester Bosch EA Fault Code:
The Worcester Bosch EA fault code should always be inspected by a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. The code indicates a possible fault with the gas, and/or flue system and shouldn’t be ignored. Resetting your Worcester Bosch EA fault may temporarily clear the problem, but the root cause might still be present and will need urgent attention.
Below, we’ll list the checks a registered gas engineer should perform to diagnose the exact reason your boiler is displaying an EA fault code:
How much will it cost to fix a Worcester Bosch EA boiler fault?
Boiler repair costs for a Worcester Bosch boiler with an "EA" fault will depend on the exact cause of the issue and the extent of repairs required. In some cases, the boiler fix may be relatively simple and inexpensive, such as cleaning or replacing a faulty ignition component. However, if the fault is more complex and requires replacement of major components, the cost may be higher.
If the fault is a blocked flue, or low water pressure you’ll likely only be charged one or two hours labour. If its an emergency boiler repair and needs a fan or PCB, the price could rapidly increase north of £500
Encountering the Worcester Bosch EA fault code can be frustrating, but with proper troubleshooting and diagnosis, it can usually be resolved. A regular boiler service, or service plan will help to spot faults before they materialise and prevent time without heating and hot water as much as possible. By checking the gas supply, resetting the boiler, inspecting the flue, air pressure switch, electrical connections, and components, you can potentially temporarily resolve the issue yourself. However, if you are not confident in your abilities, it is always best to seek the assistance of a qualified boiler repair engineer to ensure a safe and effective resolution. Remember to always follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety guidelines when troubleshooting and fixing any boiler issues, and to keep up regular boiler servicing as recommended in your manufacturers instructions.
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