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Glow worm boiler doesnt fire up, red flame failure light flashing

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glow worm boiler doesnt fire up, red flame failure light flashing
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: UK Plumbing
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 6 months ago.
Can you let me know the last time it was serviced? It could simply be dirty electrodes.
Does it make all the normal noises?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi, ive just moved into the flat, no idea when it was last serviced to be honest, it seems to make all the usual noises, just fails to ignite but i can see the spark. fyi its a gloworm 24c
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 6 months ago.
It could be the spark is not hot enough. I suggest you clean the spark electrode and see if it improves, also you will see if there is gas coming through to the burner

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