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Roaring sound from boiler

Andy_27Andy_27 Member Posts: 17
<span style="font-size:12pt">I don’t know if its my aging ears or not but my 16 year old Weil-Mclain gas  boiler seems to be making more of a roaring combustion sound at ignition for about 15 – 20 seconds. It then settles down to a quite operation. Maybe this is something I’m just noting and is normal operation or could it be the gas valve staring to operate incorrectly. Any opinions ?</span>

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<span style="font-size:12pt">Thanks</span>


  • Nathan_6Nathan_6 Member Posts: 40
    clean it

    Just give it a good cleaning and you should be ok.  Dust and lint build up on and in the burner tubes  and you get some dust and ash build up on the boiler pins as well which can lead to louder starts and a decrease in boiler efficiency.  It is a pretty easy job if the boiler was installed in a serviceable area. ;-)  So call your local heating contractor and arraign for a boiler cleaning .
  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Member Posts: 4,357
    In addition

    to cleaning have it checked for proper ignition and have a combustion analysis done.
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