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Central Heating Question
Mis-diagnosis / should i trust engineer?
I have an Ariston HE 30 condensing combi boiler. Now I know some plumbers don't like Ariston but I've had mine 7 years (fully serviced) and upto now not had a problem.
Now I have a series of problems!
My gas engineer retired so have found a new one via rated people. When the boiler stopped working he:
Replaced the pcb which didn't fix the problem and he keeps slating my boiler and whilst claiming not to be pushing me to buy a new boiler, is doing exactly that.
So, two call outs, two repairs, heating started and stopped working both times. I'm now waiting on the third visit.
Is 7 years, fully serviced, the normal end of the road for a boiler?
Should I pay for work and parts so far given the problem has not been fixed, or at least for no more than a couple of days?
Is it possible to do temporary fixes, for example to rip off 'young women' like me, which is what I suspect he is doing?
I would HUGELY appreciate any professional advice as I don't want to be accusing someone of ripping me off but it's just all a bit convenient in his financial favour.. By the way I have checked he is GasSafe registered.
Hi my boiler went off too after 7 years. Luckily i pay boiler cover insurance to british gas, it took three different engineers and seven visits to fix, every one changed a different part and boiler worked fine for a day or two the only original part left is the fan.So is he trying to rip you off probably not
Answered 7th Mar 2013