Baxi Bermuda 45/3M

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by robertpstubbs, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    I’m at a friends and the Baxi Bermuda won’t light, or when it does light goes out after a minute. I don’t know anything about them. Any ideas?
     
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Most likely the Universal Thermocouple had it, & you need to be gas safe to fit the part,& part cost about £3.



     
  3. Mike83

    Mike83 Well-Known Member

    Thermocouple is part of the safety device on the boiler.
    The pilot burner will be blocked with dust.
    If the pilot is burning yellow/orange then it’s blocked.
     
  4. Mike83

    Mike83 Well-Known Member

    Pilot gets blocked were the 3 blue lines are.
    Needs a pro to remove the fire and boilers combustion front.
    The pilot should burn blue. 63EE9F8F-43E3-46BA-AAAE-8246721AB63A.jpeg
     
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  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Mumsy had Baxi Bermuda some 25 years at her place,use to be a frequent problem on hers.
    Had it replaced with a combi.:D
     
  6. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    When I said “I don’t know anything about them” I really meant it.

    But even though I can’t see the pilot light I think I can hear it.

    When I turn the thermo knob up the main flame comes on for 1 min and then goes off.

    The Grundfos is making a squawking noise like a bird.

    The water was turned off when there was a major leak and I don’t know whether it is all turned back on properly.
     
  7. Mike83

    Mike83 Well-Known Member

    Pilot is probably ok.
    Sound like the pump is faulty. Boiler fires up but due to no circulation the flame goes back out.
     
  8. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    I fitted one of these in my house 35 years ago, it was replaced after 15 years with a combi. Not worth messing with, inefficient gas gobblers. Change it and your gas bill will love you. It will halve.
     
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  9. kiaora

    kiaora Well-Known Member

    Hi
    It’s not very “pc” but the cost of renewing it, to “save” money?

    You would do some maths? Maybe?

    New boiler 90% efficiency, existing, after service and new pump, 70% or more.
    Question.... how long befor you save money!

    Kind regards
    Peter
     
  10. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    As I started by saying it’s in a friend’s (SS) house. SS has roof-mounted solar panels and would prefer that these heated the water.
     
  11. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    Yes Pete, but how long before this old system breaks again and needs another £400 spending on it? It is probably 35 years old.
     
  12. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    Now seems the feeder tank was empty.
     
  13. kiaora

    kiaora Well-Known Member

    Hi bob,
    I see your point, it’s just I’m from the old school, if you can fix it ......
    And this boiler is so easy to fix, almost no moving parts!
    I’m over 70, so have a different out look,

    Regards
    Peter
     
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  14. Mike83

    Mike83 Well-Known Member

    These boilers are bullet proof compared to today’s stuff.
    Easy to work on.
    Easy to fault find on.
    Easy to change parts on.
    Easy to dismantle.
    Easy to service.
    I would say cheap to repair also. Unless BG.
     
  15. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    And a gas fire to maintain some heating when the boiler or attached parts goes tech :)

    BG are just another private repair/service company but they have share hoarders to satisfy.
     

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