Blow hot air boilers - any one know anything or sites that can help

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Found 3rd Jan 2009
got a problem with our boiler when you switch it on 1st thing or when its been off for a long period of time it makes a very loud screaming/whistling sound. its only started a couple of days ago. we end up switching it on n off every 5 mins as the sound is that bad it wakes the house up, after a good 30 mis or so it sound stops.

any one know why this is happening? we private rent & our landlord is a twat so is there anything i can do to stop this or will i just have to have a word with him & hope he sends someone out.

Not sure if its connected but if you put your hand on part of the boiler its that hot it burns your hand which cant be right can it?

Any advice would be really great full

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Sounds like limescale buildup.

Shengis;7408041

Sounds like limescale buildup.



Its a ducted air system isn't it? Could be a motor/fan problem, perhaps the bearings have gone?

Goonieman;7408097

Its a ducted air system isn't it? Could be a motor/fan problem, perhaps … Its a ducted air system isn't it? Could be a motor/fan problem, perhaps the bearings have gone?



Yep definately bearings on the fan.

Original Poster

Thanks guys im guessing thats something i cant fix myself, already report to the landlord he said he will call someone to tomorrow to see when they can come & look at it n knowing my landlord he will prob forget or take a age for the person to come as he only use's 1 man to do all his houses

If it is the bearings as you seam to think is the system safe to use? An any one know how much it is to fix the problem as my landlord has promised me central heating for the last 2 years. An the heating was condemned earlier in the year cos of the colour of the flame but he chose then to get new parts to fix the system then. So im hoping its a expensive job this time so he just gets on & puts central heating in
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