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Problem With my Weil-McLAIN Boiler

ChopperMan49ChopperMan49 Posts: 3Member
Okay so I just bought my house back in the summer, I have a Weil-McLAIN Boiler its a 2014 model in the house and its been doing good, but now its making a weird rattling sound and its really loud, its happened 3 times so far and it looks like when it's doing it the actual burner inside is not fully igniting and it keeps flicking, I have a video of what it's doing, and at the time when it happens I actually covered up the inline fan half way and it stopped doing it


https://youtu.be/5mJWCTUuZ3M

Thanks

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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,401Member
    Have you had it cleaned and adjusted, with instruments, this fall? Would be a good idea to get a good technician out there to do that.
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • FredFred Posts: 7,849Member
    Bad bearing on the fan? Does the fan blade wobble by hand?
  • DZoroDZoro Posts: 756Member
    Need a tech for this. Possible broken fan blade, but could also be other things. Improper combustion, bad venturi, which could be caused by improper venting. Wrong gas pressure, are all possible.
    A good tech with a combustion analyzer for proper set up of your system.
    D
  • ChopperMan49ChopperMan49 Posts: 3Member

    Have you had it cleaned and adjusted, with instruments, this fall? Would be a good idea to get a good technician out there to do that.

    No I Haven't, First house I ever Bought lol, so right now with me living alone I don't have much money to spend on a Tech to come out and work on it, if I need to I will tho, was just hoping to find if anyone have had this problem before and what part it would be so I could buy it and do it myself, I did just take a look inside where the blades are and it is pretty dusty in there,
    Fred said:

    Bad bearing on the fan? Does the fan blade wobble by hand?

    When I turn it by hand it looks fine, when I turn it about half it does stiffen up, but that every half turn
    DZoro said:

    Need a tech for this. Possible broken fan blade, but could also be other things. Improper combustion, bad venturi, which could be caused by improper venting. Wrong gas pressure, are all possible.
    A good tech with a combustion analyzer for proper set up of your system.
    D

    I looked at the blades and they do look perfect tho, but I do see what you mean, I might have to get someone it, was just hopping I did not have to, and its not like it does it every time, its 1once in awhile like i mean it can be a week when it does it again ore a month
  • djc2232djc2232 Posts: 106Member
    edited January 10
    Keep us posted. I have the same boiler (ECO 70) going on its second winter with no issues yet. The ECO boiler is pretty darn simplistic so should be easy to diagnose. I know another person not far from me that has an ECO boiler and hasnt had any issues with his. Also not a bad idea to have a couple spare parts on hand. What does the boiler supply? In floor heat? Baseboard? Radiators?

    Got to call someone in and have them take a look. Let us know what they find out. ALSO, welcome to the forum. I came here looking for help with my boiler when i had it first installed. Lot of knowledgeable people on here.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,401Member
    We realise that money can be tight -- it is for most of us, too. But really, the cost of having a qualified tech. come out and clean and tune the boiler is a good investment -- in three ways. First, the boiler will almost certainly run better and cost less to run, particularly if there is something failing. Second, the boiler will last longer for begin cleaned. And last, but not least -- should you have a problem later in the winter and the thing doesn't work at oh dark hundred and 20 below, you will have a tech. who has been there and worked on it to call on for help.
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • ChopperMan49ChopperMan49 Posts: 3Member
    djc2232 said:

    Keep us posted. I have the same boiler (ECO 70) going on its second winter with no issues yet. The ECO boiler is pretty darn simplistic so should be easy to diagnose. I know another person not far from me that has an ECO boiler and hasnt had any issues with his. Also not a bad idea to have a couple spare parts on hand. What does the boiler supply? In floor heat? Baseboard? Radiators?

    Got to call someone in and have them take a look. Let us know what they find out. ALSO, welcome to the forum. I came here looking for help with my boiler when i had it first installed. Lot of knowledgeable people on here.

    oh okay awesome, it's for my Main floor, I don't have any heating upstairs, hopefully at one point, just found out when doing my electrical that there no insulation through the whole house so I need this thing to keep running or else I'm screwed haha. yeah, it's a nice unit tho, all the parts are easy to take off, Yeah I'm going to call someone in, thanks ill keep you all posted,

    We realise that money can be tight -- it is for most of us, too. But really, the cost of having a qualified tech. come out and clean and tune the boiler is a good investment -- in three ways. First, the boiler will almost certainly run better and cost less to run, particularly if there is something failing. Second, the boiler will last longer for begin cleaned. And last, but not least -- should you have a problem later in the winter and the thing doesn't work at oh dark hundred and 20 below, you will have a tech. who has been there and worked on it to call on for help.

    yeah, I'm going to call someone in Thanks, I actually was just looking throw some paper and just remember that I have a warranty from my mortgage broker for free for 1 year, so it will only cost me 50$ and that's it, so I'm going to give them a call and see how that works out. Watch ill just keep getting voicemails or something hahah
  • DZoroDZoro Posts: 756Member
    Make sure the tech has a flue analyzer with him. If he doesn't call someone else. When he is finished he should leave you his results, CO, o2, CO2.
    D
  • djc2232djc2232 Posts: 106Member
    edited January 10
    Yea I get that too. The contractor that completely re did my heating system and installed my boiler did a fantastic job. Very knowledgeable and been in the trade almost 40 years. Unfortunately I can never get a hold of him now to service my boiler or extend my concentric vent which I need more height from my roof line. Thinking about trying a 3rd contractor this summer to service my boiler. Wasnt too fond of some of the things the last tech did. And he was from a pretty good company in our area.

    Still havent found the HVAC place I can really rely on.

  • delta Tdelta T Posts: 746Member
    @djc2232 where are you located? We may be able to recommend a good heating tech for you
  • djc2232djc2232 Posts: 106Member
    St. Lawrence County. Canton area.
  • djc2232djc2232 Posts: 106Member
    Any luck yet with diagnosing the problem??
  • flat_twinflat_twin Posts: 203Member
    Bueller? Bueller?
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