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Trianco Mark II M2 100 start up problems

I have a this boiler that starting having problems last year with igniter not working. I pulled the igniter out and found black soot falling out. Then it started to flameout. I cleaned the combustion chamber out with a wired brush and vacuumed.Previous owner said he never cleaned it out.

 I also replaced the burner(flameholder) cause it had a few cracks in it and replaced the gas valve as a precautionary. It worked fine for 2 weeks and now it has a start up problem. It cycles through a few times then the Red Flame light on the control board starts flashing. I take power off for 10-15 seconds  & with the timer off and it starts right up and works great for a few days.

I replaced the igniter, no more soot or particles falling out of the combustion chamber and set the timer back 4 minutes.

 On a cold start the igniter reads 54 ohms with a current draw of 3.8 amps.

 On a warm start the igniter reads 68 ohms with a 3.8 current draw.  The gas valve reads approx. 25v across. 

The stack switch seems to operate normal.

I sealed the gas flue with speed tape.

I have a pressure diff sw on order cause its leaking water at the housing.

Could some lend a hand in my troubleshooting?   


  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 3,517

    Those boilers are really frustrating to work on. They have fancy controls that really don't tell you what is going on.

    I had a similar experience that ended up being a bad gas valve harness.

    Any chance you can talk the owner into a replacement? The exchangers usually fail about now.

    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
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