When Burnham boilers aren’t working properly, problems might occur that threaten the boiler and heating system’s integrity. This can harm not only the boiler but also the piping system, perhaps resulting in water damage. It pays to know how to diagnose your Burnham gas boiler because it might cost hundreds of dollars to fix if not maintained & examine the fault on time.
What are the Steps to Fix Burnham Gas Boilers
Step 1: Check the Float Switch
When the float switch on the side of the boiler becomes stuck, give it a good whack on the side to release it. If it is stuck and you can shake it loose, the feed pump motor will start, and the water level meter will begin to rise. If not, ensure the boiler is powered up at the electric system and the gas line is turned on.
Step 2: Remove Boiler Cover
Remove the lid of the Burnham gas steam boiler by using the screwdriver to remove or loosen the cover screws (depending on the type) and pull them up and out. Remove the cover and place it to the side.
Step 3: Raise the Thermostat Temperature
Return to the boiler system and raise the thermostat as high as it can go. The flames in the manifold should be burning, and the boiler heat exchanger should be getting hot. If this is the case, set your thermostat to the appropriate setting and replace the cover.
Step 4: Evaluate the Wire Connections
Check the wiring on the boiler’s thermostatic control board. By carefully tugging on the wires, you can make sure they’re correctly connected. Tighten the screws on the wires for the temperature control board with a screwdriver if they are not attached.
Step 5: Evaluate Water Level
On the side of the gas boiler, look for the water level gauge. The water level in the boiler is determined by the level in the gauge. The automatic shutdown will occur if the water level is too low, and the boiler will not switch on, even if the thermostat asks for heat. The trip level can be found in your Burnham steam boiler’s manual.
Check the sight glass if you don’t have a manual. The level is considered to be too low if it’s less than a quarter full of water. Allow water to flow back into the boiler by pressing the relief valve on the top of the boiler. Excessive pressure can prevent water from returning to the boiler to be reheated. If the water level in the boiler rises, it should be restarted.
These are the steps you can follow to fix the gas boiler. In addition, Burnham boilers do, in fact, have a lifespan. If you’ve had a home or business for a long time, you may need to replace it at some point. Having it checked and repaired will enable it to endure longer. Ignoring boiler care can significantly reduce the life of a boiler. This keeps you from having to pay the higher replacement costs.