Potterton Main boiler explosive ignition

My Potterton Main boiler is having the problem of an explosive ignition. The boiler is almost five years old. Will restarting my boiler help me in fixing this issue or should I seek help directly from the Potterton Main boiler engineer?



Hi Anthony,

Before moving ahead, I would like to mention that an explosive ignition is extremely dangerous and anyone who is facing this issue should fix it immediately. There are two main reasons behind this issue i.e.

  • Slow Ignition controller is faulty
  • Compact pilot flame

The solutions are as follows:

  • In case of damaged slow ignition controller, replace it
  • For compact pilot flame, you have to clean or even replace a pilot injector assembly