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Eggy smell from boiler - any ideas?

We have a Worcester 28i Junior Combi Boiler running on gas. When it comes on (either through hot water or heating), it emits an eggy smell (which I believe could be Hydrogen Sulphide). I'm certain the smell isn't the mains gas.

The dishwasher, washing machine and kitchen sink are in the vicinity of the boiler, but they are all brand new so I can't imagine they are causing the smell.

Does anyone have any ideas how the boiler could be causing the smell and how it can be fixed?

Thanks,
Rory

7 Answers from MyBuilder Plumbers

Best Answer

Hi Rory, Im not a gas engineer, but I would suggest turning the boiler off asp untill you can get it checked out.

2011-03-01T17:00:02+00:00

Answered 1st Mar 2011

The condensate pipe is leaking AND GIVING OUT NOXIOUS SMELLS IN CARBON ONOXIDE, GET BRITISH GAS ONTO IT ASAP

2011-03-06T09:35:02+00:00

Answered 6th Mar 2011

Hi there,you should get someone in to check your boiler,assuming you have checked your washing machine waste.....Brian

2011-03-01T20:55:01+00:00

Answered 1st Mar 2011

is there any eggs near the boiler,the heat of the boiler could have turned them

2011-03-01T20:55:01+00:00

Answered 1st Mar 2011

as previous this is an indication of poor burner/flue performance, get this boiler checked asap.

2011-03-01T20:50:02+00:00

Answered 1st Mar 2011

Hi have your boiler serviced by a gas safe engineer asap

2011-03-01T17:00:02+00:00

Answered 1st Mar 2011

Yes as above, would suggest a Gasafe engineer has a look.
we can come over or use the site to locate one.

2011-03-03T23:45:02+00:00

Answered 3rd Mar 2011

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