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Boiler losing pressure?

I have a Vaillant Turbomax VUW 242E combi boiler. It keeps losing pressure and i have also noticed some water drips from the overflow pipe outside.
Any ideas what the fault is?
If parts required, please advise what, cost and best place to buy.

Any help is much appreciated

harryk
October 2008

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Hi harryk, I am having the same problem to such an extent, that water was draining almost immediately. I removed the plastic cover off what I believe is the "air release" at the far top right of the boiler, as you look at it (pipe then exits wall to outside drain tap) and gave a few gentle taps with a small hammer, just incase this was stuck open... this has reduced the leak to a drip...You may find that this has been used to drain the system at some point and should'nt be, as this will cause it to leak... Heating engineer, also pointed out that heat exchanger was on the way out dripping slightly (black plastic box far left side of boiler). Informed me they were £400 to replace,and may be better replacing my 15 year old boiler.. Hope this is some help if only short term.

ANDYW
October 2008

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