Worcester Boiler Error Codes

I know, getting a Worcester boiler error code can be a pretty daunting thing, the absolute last thing you want during winter is to have your boiler break down. I understand it can be pretty stressful, but it doesn’t necessarily mean a significant expense.

A lot of error codes can simply be solved by a reset, or what you may think is an error code might not be. In this article, I’ve researched & explored errors with Worcester Bosch boilers, answering some of the most common fault questions, telling you how you can reset the boiler & providing a full breakdown of the fault codes & what the suggested action for solving them should be.

If you want to find out more, it’s a rather long article, so you can use the navigation below to quickly answer your specific query:

Now let’s dig into this complete Worcester Bosch boiler error & fault code guide, and diagnose the issue with your boiler.

My Worcester boiler has a flashing blue light (How To Fix It)

You may have noticed a blue flashing light on your Worcester Bosch, this indicates that your boiler is experiencing a fault, and it can be one of 5 different things. You will need to determine what error code is being displayed whilst the light is flashing to find out exactly what it could be. Here’s a breakdown of the potential issues related to the flashing blue light:

  1. Condensate pipe blockage (D5 or EA Error Code): Remember the beast from the east? That storm a few years back. This error happened all the time. All boilers have a condensate pipe and sometimes it freezes up, all you have to do is boil your kettle and pour some hot water over it to thaw the ice and unblock the pipe.
  2. Flue blockage (EA Error Code): This is a common one, just check the flue for any blockages or damage. It’s the exit pipe you might find on the outside of your building. If you can’t see anything you might need to replace the flue, which means calling a boiler engineer.
  3. Gas Supply Issue (EA Error Code): If there is no gas supply to the unit, this could be the cause. You should check your other gas appliances if you have any, if they aren’t working then you might have an issue with your homes gas supply, if they are, then it’s likely an issue with the gas connection to your boiler.
  4. Low Pressure (CE207 Error Code): It happens, from time to time boilers do lose pressure, and it needs to be at a good level to operate. The pressure should be between 1 and 1.5 bars, so just top it up if this is the case with the fill loop.
  5. Service Mode (No Error Code): The boiler could be in service mode, it might have been left this way by an engineer or the switch could have been knocked. You should be able to press (& hold on some models) the spanner button to exit this mode.

How do I fix EA error on my Worcester boiler?

The Worcester Bosch boiler EA fault code is one of the most common, if not the most common error on this model. It means that the boiler has not detected a flame when it has tried to light (start).

You should first try to reset the boiler first, hold the reset button for 5 seconds.

If the issue persists, you are unfortunately going to have to calling a boiler engineer. There’s no need to be concerned though, the EA code is a safety mechanism, your boiler or surroundings aren’t at risk of any gas leaks or major issues.

How do you reset the code on a Worcester boiler?

If a fault occurs on your boiler, the first thing you should always do is reset it. To do this you simply reset the boiler, which is fairly simple and straight forward to do, just turn the central heating temperature knob anti-clockwise until it reaches the position that reads “Reset” – hold it in this position for five to ten seconds, then go back to the original setting you had it on.

After a few seconds, your boiler should reset, and hopefully, the error code will be gone. You’ll be surprised how many errors can be fixed by simply resetting the boiler.

What are the most common Worcester Bosch boiler faults?

I will dig into each and every Worcester Bosch boiler error later, however, there are a few common error codes that come up time and time again that people regularly search for.

Here are the most common:

  • EA – This means no flame has been detected on ignition, reset the boiler, if this doesn’t fix it, call a boiler engineer
  • E9 – This is an issue with the safety sensor, it’s either at a too high temperature or short circuited. This could be the boiler overheating.
  • A21 – This is actually an error on a programmable thermostat
    & it indicates no RF signal, the signal needs to improve, try moving the thermostat closer to the boiler.
  • EA 227 – This error is due to the boiler trying to ignite four times and failing to do so. It will attempt this again, but if no flame is detected you’ll be locked out, and you have to call a boiler engineer
  • EH – Or EH 258 is the heat control module or control box being defective and needs to be checked

Most common Worcester Bosch boilers

There are several boilers, and in the next error code list I will cover the error codes from them all. However for reference here are some of the most common boilers and their series:

Worcester Bosch Boiler Series

  1. Worcester Bosch I Series
  2. Worcester Bosch Life
  3. Worcester Bosch Si
  4. Wocester Bosch CDi
  5. Worcester Bosch Heatslave

Most Common Worcester Bosch Boilers

  1. Worcester Bosch 30i
  2. Worcester Bosch 28i Junior
  3. Worcester Bosch 30CDi
  4. Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life
  5. Worcester Bosch 30si

List of Worcester boiler error codes

Now the bit you’ve been waiting for. The comprehensive list of Worcester boiler error codes. It’s a rather long list & certain codes apply to certain kinds of boiler, so I’ve included a quick search function, where you can simply type in your error code and you’ll be able to locate yours.

Error CodeDescription of FaultPotential Solution
226In the block error history menu the service tool has been connectedYou shouldn't be seeing this unless your boiler is being serviced
235You need to install the latest software in the Heat Control Module.You will need to call a boiler engineer
328The mains voltage has an internal error & the frequency can be quite inconsistentYou will need to call a boiler engineer
356The mains voltage is low, there could be something wrong with the way in which the boiler is receiving voltageThis may require an electrician if it's an issue with your house mains
360The control box & heat control module aren't meant to be together, it's been configured incorrectGet in touch with whomever did the installation for you
1010 OThe EMS bus is damaged, or disconnected.You will need to call a boiler engineer
1017 WThe water pressure is too lowTop up the water pressure on your boiler manually. If the issue persists then this will be an issue with the pressure sensor and you may need to You will need to call a boiler engineer
1021 BThe sensor for the hot water temperature is defectiveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
1022 BThe temperature for the hot water storage is defectiveIt can be as simple as it being out of place, but we don't advise opening the boiler, you will need to call a boiler engineer
1037 WThe sensor for the outside temperature is defectiveCheck if it's connected, if you're not confident, call a boiler engineer
1065 BThe pressure sensor is brokenYou will need to call a boiler engineer
1068 WThe sensor for the outside temperature is defectiveCheck if it's connected, if you're not confident, call a boiler engineer
1073 WThe flow temperature sensor has short circuited and needs replacingYou will need to call a boiler engineer
1074 WThe flow temperature sensor isn't getting a signalYou will need to call a boiler engineer
1075 WThe temperature sensor at the heating block has short circuitedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
1076 WNo signal from the temperature sensorYou will need to call a boiler engineer
200 OHeating mode demanded from the boilerNo action
201 OHot water mode demanded from the boilerNo action
202 OAnti-cycle mode activatedNo action
203 OStandby modeNo action
204 OWater temperature is higher than the set temperatureLeave the boiler - this could produce an error code later
208 OChimney sweep requiredSelf explanatory!
224 VThe limiter for the safety temperature has trippedTop up the boiler pressure - it may also need resetting
227 VAfter igniting there is no flame signalTry reset the boiler, but if there's no luck you will need to call a boiler engineer
228 VThere is a flame signal, but no actual flame presentYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2920 VFlame monitoring errorTry resetting the boiler
2924 VThe gas modulating valve isn't getting any feedbackThe valve is defective you will need to call a boiler engineer
2925 VThe gas modulating valve is getting a feedback that is too lowReset the boiler, if the problem persists you will need to call a boiler engineer
2927 BDuring the operation of the burner the flame valve failedCheck the gas supply to your home
2946 VThe code plug is incorrect & needs replacingYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2948 BThis is no flame signal and can be due to the setting of the CO2 valveReset the boiler
2950 BNo flame signal, the gas / air ratio needs correctly setting upYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2963 BThe signal for the heat exchange sensor and flow sensor is out of rangeYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2964 BThe heat exchanger flow rate is too lowYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2965 BToo high flow temperatureTurn the boiler off & leave it to cool down, turn back on again
2966 BIn the heat exchanger the flow temperature has risen too rapidlyReset the boiler
2967 BThe differential between the flow and heat exchange sensor is too largeYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2970 BThe pressure has dropped rapidly in the heating systemYou will need to call a boiler engineer
2971 BThe pressure of the system is too lowTop up the system pressure manually
305 0Hot water anti-cycle mode activatedNo action
306 0After closing the fuel supply it is still getting a flame signalYou will need to call a boiler engineer
360 VThe code plug is incompatibleContact whomever installed the boiler
815 W/BThe sensor for the low loss header temperature is faultyYou will need to call a boiler engineer
9U 233The heating control module or control box is looseYou will need to call a boiler engineer
A1In the block error history menu the service tool has been connectedYou shouldn't be seeing this unless your boiler is being serviced
A1 281Running dry or pump stockYou will need to call a boiler engineer
A5During a lockout the power has been interruptedReset the boiler
A7The fan doesn't run when starting the boilerDefective fan, you will need to call a boiler engineer
A8The speed of the fan is too highReset the boiler
A8 362Mains voltage is too lowThis may require an electrician if it's an issue with your house mains
B1The fan speed is too lowReset the boiler
B2 Through to B7During the operation the fan has stopped runningReset the boiler, if the fault continues you will need to call a boiler engineer
B7 257The heating control model or control box is defectiveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
C1 264During the operation the fan has stopped runningReset the boiler, if the fault continues you will need to call a boiler engineer
C4 237The heating control model or control box is defectiveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
C4 273The fan has been in continuous operation for the last 24 hoursIt will shut off to protect the fan
C6The fan has been in continuous operation for the last 24 hoursIt will shut off to protect the fan
C6 215The speed of the fan is too highReset the boiler
C7 214The fan doesn't run when starting the boilerDefective fan, you will need to call a boiler engineer
C7 216The fan speed is too lowReset the boiler
C7 217During the operation the fan has stopped runningReset the boiler, if the fault continues you will need to call a boiler engineer
CC 800Outdoor sensor defect availableNo action
D3The flow temperature sensor has shortedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
D4 341Temperature rising too fast of the primary flowReset the boiler
D5Disconnected flow temperature sensorYou will need to call a boiler engineer
D695 degrees exceeded on primary flow temperatureReset the boiler
E2Disconnected flow temperature sensorYou will need to call a boiler engineer
E2 222The flow temperature sensor has shortedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
E2 233Disconnected flow temperature sensorYou will need to call a boiler engineer
E2 350The flow temperature sensor has shortedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
E2 351Disconnected flow temperature sensorYou will need to call a boiler engineer
E9After the gas valve has closed ionisation has been detectedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
E9 224Thermostat high limit has been activatedReset the boiler
E9 27695 degrees exceeded on primary flow temperatureReset the boiler
EAThe flow temperature sensor has shortedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
EA 227After ignition there is no ionisation detectedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
EA 229Signal loss for the detection of ionisationReset the boiler
EA 261Heat control module might have an issueReset the boiler, if the issue persists you will need to call a boiler engineer
EH 258Heat control module or control box has an issueYou will need to call a boiler engineer
F0After ignition there is no ionisation detectedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
F0 238Control box error, or an issue with the gas valveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
F0 239 through to FO 290Control box or heating control module is defectiveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
F1Before the burner starts, ionisation current has been detectedReset the boiler
F1 259 & F1 263Control box or heating control module is defectiveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
F7During operation there has been a loss of ionisation signalReset the boiler
F7 228Before the burner starts, ionisation current has been detectedReset the boiler
FAHeat control module is potentially defectiveReset the boiler, if the issue persists you will need to call a boiler engineer
FA 306After the gas valve has closed ionisation has been detectedYou will need to call a boiler engineer
FDControl box or heating control module is defectiveYou will need to call a boiler engineer
FD 231During lockout the power has been interruptedReset the boiler
Flashing but mostly offAn ignition lockoutReset the boiler
Flashing but mostly onHeat exchanger or flue overheatedReset the boiler
Flashing fastCode plug or volatile lockout sensor fanYou will need to call a boiler engineer
Light offControl board has no powerCheck the power to the boiler is on, if it is, you will need to call a boiler engineer
Light onThe appliance is onNo action
Pulsing 2xService mode switchMake sure the service mode switch is in the minimum position
Pulsing 5xService mode switchMake sure the service mode switch is in the maximum position

Other Worcester Bosch boiler errors

Got an error with your Worcester Bosch boiler but it doesn’t quite equal up to or isn’t displaying an error code? Well, it could still be one of a few things, which I’ve touched on below:

Locking error
If there is a flashing warning triangle and a code to go with it, it means your boiler is locked out. You should be able to solve this by simply resetting the boiler, as this should clear the fault.

Blocking error
No fault code displayed but the boiler isn’t operating? The code will actually be in the info menu, which you can get to by using the return or spanner button. Sometimes these codes will clear by themself as they often have a pre-defined duration.

Maintenance Codes
These are situations that need attention but aren’t necessarily errors, and they will show up as HH codes. H11 means there’s a defect with the hot water sensor, but your boiler will still deliver the hot water but have less control over it & H13 means it requires a service, and the service interval is set from 0 to 72 (in months) you can find this in the settings and changing it to 0 will remove the fault, although it might be time for a service.

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Mat

A complete novice trying to navigate in the world of DIY. I bought my first home about 2 years ago & ever since I've been trying to research & learn how best to tackle common household problems.

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