Investing into the
right boiler is far more important than it looks and for a second just imagine
if in case your boiler breaks down out of any leak and you are not even able to
recognize what the icons are identifying, what would you do?
You might be wondering
as to what e1 means on a boiler. We are here to answer your questions.
E1 is an error code in
your system that is displayed if in case the pressure of your boiler drops and a
water leak stops your system from working properly. However there are a number
of other error codes that are displayed for different reasons. For your
convenience we have tried to mention all the error codes with their faults
below. Have a look.
E20, E28, E50 and E160
Make a note of the displayed
error and contact your boiler engineer.
Displayed overheat of the
primary water or flue system has occurred
Turn the selector switch to the
reset position and hold for at least 5 seconds. If the boiler does not
relight, or the code is displayed regularly contact your installer for the
Displayed when the primary
water pressure is less than 0.5 bar
You can repressurise the boiler
yourself. Look for our article about how to repressurise your boiler.
Indicates that the gas supply
has been interrupted, ignition has failed or the flame has not been detected
Ensure that the gas supply has
not been turned off, and turn the selector switch to the reset position and
hold for at least 5 seconds. If the boiler does not relight, or the code is
still displayed, contact your installer.
Can also display in the winter
if the condensate pipe of your boiler has frozen
The boiler will switch off to
Could mean that your boiler has
detected a problem but can’t work out exactly what it is. This could be
because the boiler has been reset after developing a fault or because there
has been an external issue, such as a fault with the electrical supply
The boiler might have been
displaying a different error code prior to resetting, so it is useful to make
a note of any error codes you see as this will help your installer identify
In case of your boiler
displaying e1 means that there is a pressure drop that has occurred in your
system. You would need to repressurise your system for the same. Well we have
mentioned the basic steps on how to repressurise your system, but if you still
face a problem, you are recommended to fall for a professional help.
Repressurise your system
You just need to follow certain easy steps in order
to deal with the method of re-pressurizing.
- Close all the vents
getting start with re pressurizing your boiler, check all the bleed valves on
radiators and towel rails to be fully closed.
- Search for the filling loop
most of the boilers, they have the external filling loop that is used to top up
the boiler with water and hence increases the pressure.
soon as you open the filling loop, you will get to see a pressure rise. You can
take a look of what is the exact pressure your boiler needs. Commonly the
boilers operate with 1.5 bars.
sure that the filling loop is completely closed. However if it is not closed it
will slowly leak additional water into the boiler. This will increase the
pressure and the boiler will lockout.