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I have a gas boiler apartment building it is weil mclain and

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i have a gas boiler for an apartment building it is weil mclain and I constantly get pilot ignition error messages and I have to reset the Honeywell controller. Should i get the electrodes looked at. the boiler had issues earlier this month and one of the chambers had a quarter size hole in it ... this caused water to come back through the combustion chamber and I think in turn screwed the ignition system. Any thoughts would be appreciated since i have googled more information than the local repair guy knows! :-)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please give me time to respond sometimes I get your replies late so there may be a significant delay in responses. Please be patient and often I will ask you questions to narrow down the issue to get is diagnosed correctly.

Yes I would get to and clean off the electrodes really good. If they got water on them or corroded at all you will get that message. That is typically a fairly easy repair to do even if you just replace them with new ones. If you can not do it, it will not be too bad to get done for a company to do. Maybe $200-350 depending on what they do or replace.

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