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No hot water yet still gas credit in meter and gas cooker works fine

ryouga Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Any ideas? Moved in almost 3 weeks ago and havent topped up yet so assumed credit just ran out but theres still £2.29 in meter and the gas cooker and oven works fine.

I am not sure the difference between a electirc and gas heated shower though(maybe someone can enlighten me) since I have to push a switch to on in the bathroom to get power but that works fine too.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Maybe your boiler has gone out?
#2
queenlush
Maybe your boiler has gone out?


+1 try resetting it :thumbsup:
#3
queenlush
Maybe your boiler has gone out?


Indeed,is it an old one with a pilot light,i remember when i was young ours going out when it was windy lol
#4
tinkerbell28
Using electric to heat your water is v expensive. You probably need to check the timings on the gas, as gas needs time to heat up chances are the hw has not come on.


Well I dont know but I assume the hot water is gas because when you turn the tap on in kitchen normally you hear the boiler turns on with it and goes off when you turn tap off.

Its just strange that this is the first time since I moved in that I havent had hot water instantly(bar a few seconds for water to heat up)

The water isnt freezing cold but it is cold.
#5
ryouga
Well I dont know but I assume the hot water is gas because when you turn the tap on in kitchen normally you hear the boiler turns on with it and goes off when you turn tap off.

Its just strange that this is the first time since I moved in that I havent had hot water instantly(bar a few seconds for water to heat up)

The water isnt freezing cold but it is cold.


That depends if you have a combi boiler or not ! a combi you get instant water ( when you hear it coming on when you run tap ) or the other type that you still have a hot water tank ( usually in airing cupboard ) where you have to switch it on manually to heat up water in the tank ,:thumbsup:
#6
I have a gas boiler and also an electric power shower. The gas boiler is there for the central heating and the general hot water. The shower is independent of that system though. Even if the boiler is turned off the shower heats the water it provides. If you have hot water in the taps then maybe the problem is with the shower. If no hot water at the taps then possibly the boiler.
Thats my uneducated guess anyway. (I am not an engineer and usually ask someone)
#7
i'd say your boiler is off - my boiler is 30+ years old and when the gas goes out ( also on meter ) i have to re-ignite the pilot light.. pain the the a$$ but you live wi what ya got !
#8
Checked boiler and what I dont understand is why the gas cooker is connected to the mains (unless thats for the fan as its a fan assisted gas oven?) and why the boiler is connected to the mains.

I do have traditional gas radiators so the boiler must be gas.

The light on the boiler is on but is red, but its always been red since I moved in

When I turn tap now theres a very minor hum that you have to listen for, and before you would hear the boiler come on.

Its set to on and not auto and not set to a timer.

I do have a manual so worse comes to worse will have to read it but they confuse me!
#9
I assume the fan is electric so needs to be plugged in.

A boiler is also plugged in,well mine is,dunno why tho,never thought about it lol

I don't think it's supposed to be red.

What make is the boiler?
#10
ryouga;8981806
Checked boiler and what I dont understand is why the gas cooker is connected to the mains (unless thats for the fan as its a fan assisted gas oven?) and why the boiler is connected to the mains.

I do have traditional gas radiators so the boiler must be gas.

The light on the boiler is on but is red, but its always been red since I moved in

When I turn tap now theres a very minor hum that you have to listen for, and before you would hear the boiler come on.

Its set to on and not auto and not set to a timer.

I do have a manual so worse comes to worse will have to read it but they confuse me!

At times like this it may be best to speak with the landlord if you have one. If you are unfamiliar with gas boilers it may be best to leave it to someone who is. My gas cooker will work whether the boiler is on or not.
#11
i didnt think you could get fan assisted gas ovens tbh :thinking: only electric ! as o would of thought the gas would be blown out with the fan ! or am i being thick ere, sorry only ever had electric ovens :)
#12
shopstilldrops
i didnt think you could get fan assisted gas ovens tbh :thinking: only electric ! as o would of thought the gas would be blown out with the fan ! or am i being thick ere, sorry only ever had electric ovens :)


I dunno really either lol,i only have electric i can't be doing with gas cookers!
#13
Actually,i think my sisters oven is gas rings on the top and an electric oven.
#14
ryouga
Checked boiler and what I dont understand is why the gas cooker is connected to the mains (unless thats for the fan as its a fan assisted gas oven?) and why the boiler is connected to the mains.

All gas applainces have to be connected to the mains to power them, try running your pc without being plugged in and see what happens.

BTW the light on a boiler, no matter which boiler, should never be red if it's working correctly.
#15
shopstilldrops
i didnt think you could get fan assisted gas ovens tbh :thinking: only electric ! as o would of thought the gas would be blown out with the fan ! or am i being thick ere, sorry only ever had electric ovens :)


Thats whats confused me just strange to have a gas hob area and electric oven area.

I assume its fan assisted due to it being plugged in and according to google you can get fan assisted ones.

So it sounds like the light has gone out for sure, strange though that there is no option to restart it like the other gas boilers I have used in past.
#16
deb8z
Actually,i think my sisters oven is gas rings on the top and an electric oven.


yes ive seen a few houses with this but weve always had an electric fan assisted oven and a halogen hob ! works for us as when we have stayed in caravans ( nearly always gas ) i burn everything as not used to it lol :oops:
#17
Most people have gas hobs with electric ovens or electric with electric.
#18
pinkleponkle
All gas applainces have to be connected to the mains to power them,



Including gas fires?
#19
pinkleponkle
Most people have gas hobs with electric ovens or electric with electric.


Thats what trying to figure out. does the op have all gas ( oven and hob ) or gas oven and electric hob ? if the latter then that would explain were he means being plugged into the mains ( hob )
geez im confused now !:thinking::w00t:
#20
The boiler needs electricity to power the pump to send the water round your system

The red light means there is a fault with it - check your water pressure - it shouldn't be below 1 bar in most cases.

The oven, no matter if it is gas or electric will need electricity too, either for igniters or fan.

It's no uncommon to have a gas hob and an electric oven - I do.

Your shower sounds like it's electric.
#21
Got it working. I literally turned the dial to off instead of having it set to water only then straight back to water and nowI have a blinking green light and hot water!
#22
ryouga
Got it working. I literally turned the dial to off instead of having it set to water only then straight back to water and nowI have a blinking green light and hot water!


Nice one:thumbsup:

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