F.22 Meaning

Safety switch-off: low water pressure

Cause

No pressure or water pressure too low in the boiler, water pressure sensor defective, cable to pump or water pressure sensor loose/not connected/defective

Solutions

1.Top up the pressure of the boiler or system using the internal filling loop if it is a combi boiler, otherwise using the external filling loop attached to the system. If you would like to know the correct pressure of the heating system see our page on Boiler Pressure . Also see instructions below on how to increase boiler pressure for vaillants.

2. The pressure sensor connection may have come out or become loose. Take the cable out, check it’s not broken and then re-insert back in.

3. Check that the pump connection is not loose. If necessary remove the connection from the connector, check and re-insert.

How to increase pressure on a Vaillant boiler

In order to pressure a Vaillant boiler, see the following steps.

Locate the filling loop. This may be the integrated type under the boiler or external to the boiler, usually on combi boilers, but still possible that it’s located on the pipes further below the boiler or another part of the system.

Integrated Filling loop. Two white knobs. Turn them both to the open position to top up the system to the correct pressure, then turn both white knobs to the off position.

Vaillant Integrated Filling Loop image
Vaillant Integrated Filling Loop

External Filling loop. Usually 1 or 2 black knobs either side of a silver flexible hose, turn both to top up system.

External Filling Loop

Finally, you may have to reset the boiler if topping up the pressure does not immediately cause the boiler to begin working. In most cases topping up the pressure is enough to bring it back online.

Video – Pressurising Vaillant Ecotec Plus

Pressurising Vaillant Ecotec Plus boilers with internal filling loops. Your Ecotec Plus may also have an external filling loop, however it is perfectly ok to use the built in internal filling loop. This youtube video is provided by VaillantUK

 

Video – Pressurising Vaillant Ecotec Pro

Pressurising Vaillant Ecotec Pro boilers, or those with external filling loops. Ecotec pros don’t have a internal filling loop.This youtube video is provided by VaillantUK

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