Combi Boiler sticky flue fan

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Cushie, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Cushie

    Cushie New Member

    I have had problems during the very cold spell of a sticky bearing on the Worcester Bosch Cd24 fan assembly (Sifan 0226-016). The immediate problem meant that as the flue fan would not spin up from cold and so the safety cut-out stops the boiler firing up.
    The immediate solution was to spray WD40 on the exposed part of the bearing and spin the fan free. There after that all would be ok for a week until the next cold spell and a repeat of the fault. Throughout the winter I dare say it failed up to 6 times however there have been no problems since. I could replace the fan (£100 !) or try to replace the sticky bearing.

    Any advice re bearing/fan/replacemt parts would be appreciated.
  2. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Fit a new fan. It's dead.
  3. Cushie

    Cushie New Member

    Thanks for your comment, but will new fan stick in middle of winter? The existing fan has worked every day without problem since the very cold weather. I looks to me more a question of bearing/lubricant not performing at low temperatures. Any guidance on replacing bearings or lubrication would be appreciated.
  4. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Fans wear out, the bearings go, replace it. Perfectly normal.
  5. midlands heating

    midlands heating New Member

    wd40 is to thin and soon dries out with the heat the fan is under, sometimes will even stick worse best to use 3 in 1 or similar !!!!!
  6. EXPERTGASMAN

    EXPERTGASMAN New Member

    How old is the boiler? A replacement fan MAY stick in the future, your old one WILL stick. Bite the bullet, mate, and go for a new one.

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