It can be frustrating when your Vokera boiler develops a fault, not only due to the lack of hot-water and heating, but also because of the expense of getting it fixed. Vokera is a well-known brand that produces budget boilers, they’re made in Italy and they have been manufactured with the aim of being a heating solution that won’t break the bank.
Below are 5 common faults that could occur with Vokera boilers, all of which could be rectified by one of HomeServe’s qualified Gas Safe registered engineers.
1. Vokèra Linea fault code 10 (Vokèra Compact code A01)
This fault code suggests that there is an ignition failure with the boiler. You might also hear the boiler sparking up but failing to ignite.
Potential fix: To fix this issue, your qualified engineer will aim to test the voltage going to the gas valve. If no voltage is flowing there, then there could be a problem with the printed circuit board and it might need replacing. If there is voltage going to the gas valve, then it could be a problem with either this component or the solenoid valve.
2. Vokèra Linea fault code 40/41 (Vokéra Compact code A04)
If your boiler shows this fault code, it could be because its pressure levels are low. This could be as a result of a leak or an air bubble trapped in your system.
Potential fix: To fix this, a qualified engineer could find the filling loop beneath your boiler and top up the pressure to 1–1.5 bar.
3. Vokèra Linea fault code 92/93 and 95
These fault codes typically indicate that the condensate pipe is blocked, frozen or failing to drain. This can occur particularly if the condensate pipe runs outside; this issue usually occurs in the winter.
Potential fix: You could try to thaw your condensate pipe by pouring hot-water (never use boiling water) over it. You could also use a hot-water bottle or heat pack. Find out more information about frozen condensate pipes and how you could fix them here, but if in doubt, contact a qualified engineer.
4. Vokèra Compact fault code A03
This fault code usually indicates that there’s a problem with your boiler’s fan. Over time, these can wear down.
Potential fix: To rectify this problem, your trained engineer will aim to check the power levels with a volt meter. If there is no power, then there could be an issue with the wiring to the circuit board. If there is power, then it most likely is a problem with the fan itself and it will need replacing.
5. Vokéra Flowmatic boilers – no hot water
If you find that you have no hot-water and the water is only lukewarm, or that you only get hot water when the heating is on, then it could be because you have a faulty diverter valve.
Potential fix: Your local HomeServe engineer could fix this problem by replacing the diaphragm washer or alternatively the whole diverter valve.
In the event that you face any of the listed faults with your Vokera boiler, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our Gas Safe registered engineers are skilled and equipped to fix a number of central heating issues, so rest assured that we could provide you with an effective solution.
Alternatively, if you’ve found that your boiler is having reoccurring problems, it may be time to get a replacement. We could help you find a suitable replacement boiler for your home and needs, we’ll also aim to conduct a thorough and professional installation. A new boiler could save you the stress and inconvenience caused by a faulty unit, it could also enhance the levels of comfort and energy-efficiency in your home. Try our free quote tool today to get a personalised estimate of costs.
It is crucial to remember that you should only perform checks on your boiler that are simple with minimum risk. Do not attempt to fix the issue yourself as this could be extremely dangerous.
All of our engineers are Gas Safe-registered and fully qualified to diagnose and fix your central heating problems, so whether you know what the problem is or not, you can book an appointment with a local expert to diagnose the issue and get your heating back up and running effectively again.