If your Ideal boiler is displaying the fault code F2 then you could have a potential safety issue. In this guide, we will explain to you the fault code, and what steps you can take to fix it.

When you have an issue with your boiler, you may panic and wonder what steps to take next. Searching for the remedy can be a daunting prospect. Repairing your boiler may seem expensive, but if you ignore the issue, you could increase the risk of further issues. We have created this guide to help you resolve the issues you may find with Ideal fault code F2.

My Ideal Boiler is Showing the Fault Code F2. What Does This Mean?

When your boiler displays fault code F2, then you have a flame loss issue. You should take safety precautions when you encounter this fault with your boiler because although it is a common fault, it can be difficult to diagnose.

The most common causes for Ideal fault code F2 include a problem with your gas valve, an issue with the flue, or too much or too less gas pressure.

What Would Cause The Ideal Fault Code F2 To Appear?

The fault code can appear for many reasons as mentioned above. When you encounter this fault, the boiler will lockout which means that your boiler will not work as a built-in safety procedure.

We always recommend that you ensure your boiler is maintained and serviced regularly, which would reduce the likelihood of you encountering the issues that can lead to fault code F2.

How Could I Prevent Ideal Fault Code F2?

It is recommended that you ensure your boiler is serviced by a Gas Safe engineer once a year at a minimum. When you keep on top of your boiler’s maintenance, you will of course have fewer issues with your boiler as the professional engineer will ensure that everything is working as it should.

When you hire a professional engineer to service your boiler, they will not only diagnose any issues, but they may also clean your heating system ensuring issues such as dirt and muck are removed which can sometimes be the cause of issues and problems.

What Could Happen If I Ignore Ideal Fault Code F2?

You should never ignore any faults that display on your boiler, however, sometimes people do. If you do this, you could be risking your health, and you could have to part with a lot of money to replace your heating system.

When you have the fault code F2 display on your boiler, you will be unable to use the boiler as it will lock itself, so you should fix the issue as soon as possible. It is advised that you replace your boiler every 10 to 15 years, so you should consider this if you are having many issues with your old heating system.

You should always have your heating system professionally serviced on a regular basis, ideally at least once a year as a preventative measure. This will help you to potentially avoid any boiler issues.

As Ideal fault code F2 forces your boiler to lock itself, you could try to reset the boiler. But, if resetting your boiler doesn’t work, you should contact a qualified engineer who will resolve the issue of Ideal fault code F2. It is possible that you may be experiencing multiple issues with your heating system, or it could be that you have an old and less efficient boiler system.

 If you still have issues with your boiler, then you should consider investing in a new more efficient heating system. Contact Rowlen today to resolve your boiler fault code issue, or to arrange a professional boiler service.