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HIGHFLOW 400 SERIES
APPLIANCE
Fanned Flued (RSF)
Balanced Flued (BF)
Open Flued (OF)
G.C. NUMBERS
NATURAL GAS
L.P.G.
47 311 18
47 311 21
47 311 19
47 311 22
47 311 20
47 311 23
USER INSTRUCTIONS &
CUSTOMER CARE GUIDE
EXCELLENCE COMES
AS STANDARD
Thank you for purchasing a Highflow 400 Series gas-fired
combination appliance.
Highflow 400 Series appliances are made by Worcester Heat
Systems and the strictest quality control standards are demanded throughout every stage of production.
Indeed, Worcester Heat Systems have led the field in innovative appliance design
and performance for more
than 30 years.
The result is that
your new Highflow 400
appliance offers you the
very best of everything quality, efficiency, economical running costs,
proven reliability and
value for money.
What’s more,
you also have the assurance of our no-nonsense 1
year parts and labour guarantee.
And it’s backed up by Worcester Care Call - a complete
maintenance scheme to keep your boiler operating at peak condition and efficiency.
CONTENTS
Page No.
Operating Instructions
.................................... 3-11
Fault and Breakdowns 12
Maintenance and
Extended Warranty
Information ............ 13-14
Guarantee Details .. 15-16
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No wonder that more and more people are agreeing that
when it is gas, it has to be Worcester Highflow 400 Series.
GENERAL
INFORMATION
GAS SAFETY (INSTALLATION AND USE)
REGULATIONS 1994
It is the law that all gas appliances must be installed by a
competent person in accordance with the above regulations. Failure
to install appliances correctly could lead to prosecution. It is in your
interest and that of safety to ensure compliance with the law. The
manufacturers notes must not be taken, in any way, as over-riding
statutory obligations.
WARNING: This appliance must be earthed and protected by a
3 amp fuse.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY: 230V ~ 50Hz
IMPORTANT: To get the best from your Highflow please read
these instructions carefully.
NOTE: In the event of a fault the appliance should not be used
until the fault has been corrected by a competent person.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
(See Fig.1.)
The HIGHFLOW 400 MODELS are combined domestic hot water
and central heating appliances. They consist of a gas fired boiler having a varying output of between 8.8 kW and 24 kW, a heatbank containing stored primary water, a heat-exchanger to provide domestic
hot water via the boiler, a circulating pump, water diverting valve and
all necessary controls to provide mains fed domestic hot water and
central heating.
The appliances are fitted with a manual Operating Switch.
The appliances can operate in one of two modes. Hot water only
or hot water and central heating.
Hot Water Mode:
When a demand is made for hot water by opening a tap or shower; the flow switch will energise the pump and circulate primary hot
water around the boiler and water to water heat exchanger. The burner will light at its maximum setting to maintain the temperature of
the heatbank.
When hot water is no longer required the appliance will continue to operate, the burner will cycle a number of times, until the heatbank has returned to temperature. The pump will continue to run for
a few minutes to dissipate the residual heat around the appliance.
If no hot water demand is made then the boiler will only use
enough energy to maintain the temperature of the heatbank.
The maximum temperature of the water drawn off from the
heatbank is governed by the setting of the Hot Water Temperature
Control Knob. (See Fig.2.)
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A flow restrictor is fitted within the appliance which limits a hot
water delivery rate to a maximum of 18 (±15%) litres/minute (4.0 gallons/minute).
The restrictor is removed by the installer if a cistern feed hot
water system is installed.
Hot Water and Central Heating mode:
When a demand is made for heating by the system controls (i.e.
a programmer or room thermostat).
The water diverter valve will open, the pump will energise circulating primary water around the heating system and the burner will
light. The heat output from the appliance in this mode will have been
set by the installer to match the requirements of the system. The
appliance will operate as necessary to maintain the temperature of
the radiators at the level set by the adjustment of the Heating
Temperature Control Knob. (See Fig. 2.)
If the system no longer requires output to maintain the desired
room temperature, the burner will extinguish. The pump will continue to run for a short period to dissipate the residual heat from the
appliance and then switch off.
The appliance will supply heat to the central heating system as
required. A demand for hot water at a tap or shower will override the
central heating function for the period of the domestic hot water
demand.
When domestic hot water
is no longer required the burner
Fig. 1. System Diagram of Highflow 400 Series.
and pump will continue to operate until the heatbank is back to
the required temperature.
Flow
The appliance will return
switch
From
Mains
to the central heating state and
cold in
radiators
its normal mode of operation.
To
Domestic hot
Similarly the hot water is
water out
radiators
occasionally diverted from the
Expansion
central heating system into the
vessel
heatbank to maintain the stored
primary hot water temperature.
Boiler
Pilot obserNOTE: If in doubt about
Heat
vation
winexchanger
the use of the controls ask your
dow. (B.F.
installer to assist you.
only)
Circulating
pump
Water
diverter
valve
Heatbank
Primary
Water
circulation
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Burner
Slot in
front cover.
(O.F. only
GENERAL NOTES
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM
During the first few hours of operation of the central heating
system, check that all radiators are being heated at an even rate.
Should the upper area of a radiator be at a lower temperature than
the base of the radiator, it should be vented by releasing air through
the venting screw at the top of each radiator. Make sure your installer
shows you how to carry out the operation. Repeated venting will
reduce the quantity of water in the system and this must be replenished for safe and satisfactory operation of the appliance. Should
water leaks be found in the system or excessive venting be required
from any radiator, a service engineer should be contacted and the system corrected.
SEALED HEATING SYSTEM
The appliance can be fitted to a sealed heating system which is
pre-pressurised. In this case your installer will advise you on the minimum and maximum pressure that should be indicated on the pressure gauge. See Figs 3 and 4. Check regularly that this pressure is
maintained and contact your installer or maintenance engineer if
there is a permanent significant drop in pressure indicated on the
gauge. If the system loses pressure it should be re-pressurised as
instructed by the installer.
NOTE: Some sealed systems do not require pre-pressurisation. If
this type of system has been used by your installer he will advise you
of any special maintenance that is required to ensure that the system
is always full of water.
Should any water leaks be found in the system or excessive
venting be required from any radiator, a service engineer should be
contacted and the system corrected.
OPEN VENTED HEATING SYSTEM
The appliance may be fitted to an open vented heating system
your installer will advise you. There is no need to observe the pressure gauge.
CLEARANCES
Your installer will have provided adequate space around the
appliance for safety and servicing. Do not restrict this space by the
addition of cupboards, shelves etc. close to the appliance.
Minimum clearances in millimetres.
Left-hand side
Right-hand side
In Front
Above
BF Models
5
5
600
10
OF Models
5
70
600
10
RSF Models
5
5
600
10
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ROOM THERMOSTAT
A room thermostat may be fitted for control of the central heating temperature. It will be located in one room of the home. The
method of setting a room thermostat varies with the type and manufacture. Refer to the instructions supplied with the room thermostat.
THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVES
If thermostatic radiator valves are to be fitted to the system then
they must conform to the requirements of BS2767:1972. It is advisable
to leave one valve permanently set at maximum to prevent the boiler
short cycling.
SHOWERS, BIDETS, TAPS AND MIXING
VALVES
Standard hot and cold taps and mixing valves used with the
appliance must be suitable for operating at mains pressure. The use
of thermostatically controlled or pressure equalising shower valves
will guard against the flow of water at too high a temperature.
Hot and cold mains fed water can be supplied direct to an overrim flushing bidet subject to local water company requirements.
With all mains fed systems the flow of water from the individual taps will vary with the number of outlets operated simultaneously and the cold water mains supply pressure to the property. Flow balancing using ‘Ball-o-Fix’ type valves is recommended to avoid an
excessive reduction in flow to individual outlets.
For further information contact Worcester Heat Systems Ltd.
HOT AND COLD FLOW
If the flow of water demanded from both hot and cold service
outlets is dependent upon mains supply, it may not be possible in
some installations to operate all outlets simultaneously.
WATER MAINS FAILURE
It is important to note that in the event of a mains water supply
failure, no tap water will be available until the mains supply is
restored. Cistern fed hot water supply will stop once the cistern has
emptied but the appliance can still be used for heating provided that
the system is of the sealed system type. Open vent central heating
systems should be turned off until the supply is restored.
USE IN HARD WATER AREAS
In areas of exceptionally hard water supply it is recommended
that an In-Line scale inhibitor be fitted.
Installation should be strictly in accordance with the requirements of the local Water Company. An isolating valve to facilitate
servicing should be incorporated.
The water hardness may be determined using the standard test
paper or by reference to the local Water Company.
Further information may be obtained from Worcester Heat
Systems Limited.
AIR SUPPLY FOR OPEN FLUED (O.F.)
APPLIANCES
Your installer will have made arrangements for an adequate supply of fresh air to the appliance. Fresh air is required for combustion.
Do not block up any air ways which may be let into a wall or door. Do
not hang clothes or other combustible materials over the appliance or
against the flue pipe.
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NOTE: Do not place anything on top of the appliance. If the
appliance is fitted in a compartment do not use the compartment for
storage purposes unless it conforms to the requirements of
BS 6798:1987: Section 6. In particular, the flue pipe should not pass
through an airing cupboard space unless protected by a guard (such as
wire mesh) concentrically spaced 25mm (1in), as described in
BS 6798:1987.
VENTILATION OF BALANCED FLUED (BF)
AND ROOM SEALED FANNED FLUE (RSF)
APPLIANCES
These are room sealed appliances and any ventilation openings
in a wall or door must not be obstructed. Do not allow the flue terminal fitted on the outside wall to become obstructed or damaged.
NOTE: Do not place anything on top of the appliance. If the
appliance is fitted in a compartment do not use the compartment for
storage purposes unless it conforms to the requirements of
BS 6798:1987: Section 6. It is essential that the airing space is separated from the boiler space by a perforated non-combustible partition as
described in BS 6798:1987.
CIRCULATING PUMP
This may be fitted with a speed adjuster. If so it will be factory
set at maximum and should not be changed.
FROST PRECAUTIONS
If the appliance is not to be used for a long period of time and
there is a likelihood of freezing, then the appliance should be
drained. Your British Gas Engineer, or any service engineer will advise
you on suitable frost precautions. For short periods leave the appliance on a low temperature setting.
SERVICE
Annual servicing is important in order to ensure continuing high
efficiency and long life for your appliance. In the event of any difficulty in making suitable servicing arrangements, Worcester Heat
Systems Limited, your British Gas Engineer or other competent persons will discuss regular servicing arrangements and offer a comprehensive maintenance contract.
WARNING
If a gas leak exists, or is suspected, turn off the gas supply to the
appliance at the service cock and consult your local British Gas
Engineer or service engineer.
Do not touch any electrical switches to turn them either on or off.
Open all windows and doors. Do not smoke. Extinguish all naked
lights.
CLEANING
Do not use abrasive cleaners on the outer casing. Use a damp
cloth and a little detergent.
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OPERATION OF CONTROLS
The appliance is fitted with either an operating switch or an
electronic programmer on the facia panel for the control of domestic
hot water and central heating.
OPERATING SWITCH
One of three positions can be selected:
HOT WATER ONLY. The appliance will operate at any time there
is a demand for hot water.
OFF. Both hot water and central heating will remain off.
HEATING AND HOT WATER. Hot water will be supplied when a
demand is made. Central heating will operate continuously in
response to a demand from a room thermostat or thermostatic radiator valves if fitted.
NOTE: The switch is connected so that it is not possible to turn
on the central heating without the hot water.
ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMER
Your Installer will have mounted the optional electronic programmer on the appliance facia panel. Operating instructions are supplied with the programmer.
TEMPERATURE CONTROLS
The Central Heating Temperature Control Knob gives control
over the temperature of water supplied to the radiators when the
boiler is serving the central heating system. This control does not
influence the temperature of the Hot Water which is set by the Hot
Water Temperature Control Knob. The control knobs have a range as
indicated in Fig. 2.
The operating temperatures may be set anywhere within the
range. With a high central heating temperature setting the radiators
will get hotter and high room temperatures will be achievable.
Similarly the temperature of the hot water can be controlled. With
lower settings the radiators and hot water will be cooler but in winter
conditions the central heating and hot water may not reach their
design temperatures.
Fig. 2. Facia panel.
Control knob A
Control knob B
HOT WATER
HEATING
Operating switch C
Standby G
WATER
OFF
HEATING & WATER
TEMPERATURE
TEMPERATURE
Minimum setting
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Maximum setting
Demand H
TO LIGHT AND STOP THE
APPLIANCE
TO LIGHT THE APPLIANCE (RSF ONLY)
See Figs 2 and 3.
Set the Operating Switch C (or programmer) to OFF. Switch off
the electricity supply. Remove the cabinet front panel by lifting off its
mountings. Turn the gas service cock D on. Check that the white needle on the pressure gauge is not below the required pressure (sealed
systems only).
Switch on the mains electricity indicated by the Standby light G.
Turn the central heating temperature control B to max. Set the
Operating Switch C (or programmer) to HEATING AND WATER and
the burner will light (not visible).
Set the Operating Switch (or programmer) to the required position.
Set the room thermostat, if fitted, to the desired temperature.
Set the central heating temperature control B to the required position.
Fig. 3. R.S.F. model with cabinet front cover removed
A
B
C
Standby G
Demand H
Domestic
hot water
high limit
thermostat
reset
button E
Safety temperature limiter reset
button F
Circulating
pump
Water
diverter
valve
Gas service cock D
Expansion
vessel
Heatbank
Pressure
gauge
TO STOP THE APPLIANCE
For Short Periods; Set the
Operating Switch (or programmer) to
OFF as indicated by the Demand light
H going out.
For Long Periods; Set the
Operating Switch (or programmer) to
OFF as indicated by the Demand light
going out. Switch off the mains electricity indicated by the Standby light
G going out.
The facia mounted programmer
will retain its settings for about 4
weeks after which it will return to
the factory set programme. The display will disappear after approx. 12
hours.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
FAILURE
The appliance will not operate
without an electricity supply. Normal
operation of the appliance will
resume after the electricity supply is
restored.
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OVERHEAT THERMOSTAT
Two overheat thermostats E and F are fitted to the appliance
which interrupt the electricity supply in the event of overheating.
The thermostats are reset manually.
If the appliance fails to light, check that the overheat thermostats have not operated by pressing the reset buttons E and F. If the
overheat thermostats stop the appliance again call a service engineer.
NOTE: If the electrical supply to the appliance is interrupted at
the isolation switch or a power failure occurs whilst the burner is firing, the boiler will normally relight automatically when the power
supply is restored. However, depending upon circumstances it may be
necessary to reset the overheat thermostats before the appliance will
operate.
TO LIGHT THE APPLIANCE
(O.F./B.F. ONLY)
See Figs 2 and 4.
Set the Operating Switch C (or programmer) to OFF. Switch off
the electricity supply. Remove the cabinet front panel by lifting off its
mountings. Turn the gas service cock D on. Check that the white needle on the pressure gauge is not below the required pressure (sealed
systems only).
Push the grey gas control knob J fully in and hold. At the same
time repeatedly press and release the red piezo igniter button K until
the pilot lights. The pilot can be seen either through the pilot window L (BF) or under the combustion
chamber door baffle (OF). When the
pilot lights, continue to hold the grey
Fig. 4. O.F. & B.F. models with cabinet front cover removed
gas control knob in for a further 15
seconds and then slowly release it.
A
B
C
CAUTION: If the pilot light goes
out at this, or any other stage, twist
Domestic
the grey knob clockwise and release.
Standby G
hot water
Wait three minutes, then repeat the
Demand H
high limit
lighting procedure, holding in the grey
thermostat
reset
gas control knob for a little longer
button E
than before.
Switch on the mains electricity
Circulating
Expansion
pump
indicated by the Standby light G.
vessel
Turn the central heating temperaGas control
ture control B to max. Set the
knob J
Slot in front
Operating Switch C (or programmer)
cover. O.F.
to HEATING AND WATER and the
only.
Water
burner will light.
diverter
Set the Operating Switch (or provalve
grammer) to the required position.
Gas servSet the room thermostat, if fitted,
Red Piezo
Heatbank
ice cock D
to the desired temperature. Set the
igniter button K
central heating temperature control B
to the required position.
Pressure
Replace the cabinet front panel.
gauge
To observe pilot and burner
look in this direction
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Pilot observation window. B.F. only.
Located behind expansion vessel
TO STOP THE APPLIANCE
For Short Periods; Set the Operating Switch (or programmer) to
OFF as indicated by the Demand light H going out.
For Long Periods; Set the Operating Switch (or programmer) to
OFF as indicated by the Demand light going out. Switch off the mains
electricity indicated by the Standby light G going out. Remove the cabinet front panel by lifting off its mountings. Twist the grey gas control
knob clockwise (shown by an arrow) and release. To relight follow the
above instructions.
The facia mounted programmer will retain its settings for about
4 weeks after which it will return to the factory set programme. The
display will disappear after approx. 12 hours.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY FAILURE
The appliance will not operate without an electricity supply.
Normal operation of the appliance will resume after the electricity
supply is restored.
OVERHEAT THERMOSTAT
Two overheat thermostats are fitted to the appliance which
interrupt the appliance operation in the event of overheating.
Thermostat E is reset manually. The second thermostat resets automatically.
If the appliance fails to light, check that the overheat thermostat
has not operated by pressing the reset button E. If the overheat thermostat stops the appliance again call a service engineer.
NOTE: If the electrical supply to the appliance is interrupted at
the isolation switch or a power failure occurs whilst the burner is firing, the boiler will normally relight automatically when the power
supply is restored. However, depending upon circumstances it may be
necessary to reset the overheat thermostat before the appliance will
operate.
FLUE SPILLAGE DEVICE (O.F. ONLY)
The appliance is fitted with a device which detects the spillage
of combustion products from the draught diverter. In the event of the
flue becoming wholly or partially blocked this device will cut the gas
supply to the burner. The device automatically resets after a waiting
period of approximately 10 to 15 minutes. If the blockage remains the
appliance will relight briefly before the device operates again. Should
the problem persist consult your service engineer.
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APPLIANCE FAILS TO
OPERATE
More than 30% of all calls made to Worcester Heat Systems to
report appliance faults or breakdowns prove to be false alarms, as there
is often a simple explanation for the apparent malfunction.
So, to help you save time and money – not to mention frustration
and inconvenience – please refer to the General Information, Notes and
Lighting Instructions ensuring all controls are set correctly.
If, after following the instructions the appliance still fails to operate correctly call your local Worcester Heat Systems Service Centre.
Arrangements will be made for an engineer to call as soon as possible.
CALL-OUT CHARGES
All of our field service engineers are factory trained.
If you request a visit from an engineer and your appliance has
been installed within the last 12 months, no charge will be made for
parts and/or labour, providing:
• The appliance was commissioned correctly on installation.
• An appliance fault is found and the appliance has been
installed within the past 12 months.
A call-out charge will be made where:
• The appliance has been installed for over 12 months, or
• Our Field Service Engineer finds no fault with the appliance
(see note), or
• The cause of breakdown is with other parts of your plumbing/heating system, or with equipment not supplied by Worcester.
NOTE: Invoices for attendance and/or repair work carried out on
your appliance by any third party will not be accepted.
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MAINTAINING YOUR
APPLIANCE
Your new Worcester Highflow 400 gas-fired appliance represents a long-term investment in a reliable, high quality product.
In order to realise its maximum working life, and to ensure
it continues to operate at peak efficiency and performance, it is
essential that your boiler receives regular, competent servicing
and annual maintenance checks beyond the initial 12 month
guarantee period.
Regular service contracts can be arranged with your
installer - however if you have difficulty making a satisfactory
arrangement simply contact Worcester Heat Systems on
0345 256206 for help.
If you would like to know more about Worcester’s extended warranty options please tick the appropriate box on your
warranty registration card.
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SERVICE CENTRES
CONTACT NUMBERS:
UK Call Centre
UK Call Centre
Scotland only
Tel.
Fax.
Fax.
08457 256 206
01905 757536
01506 441 687
OPERATING HOURS:
Mon - Fri
Sat
8.00am to 6.00pm
8.30am to 1.00pm
Please contact our UK Call Centre number where our friendly operators
will book your call with one of our team of nationwide engineers.
NOTE:
Sunday and Bank Holiday cover is not available
IMPORTANT
Do not touch or adjust any sealed component
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YOUR WORCESTER
HIGHFLOW 400 SERIES
GUARANTEE
This appliance is guaranteed against faulty materials or
workmanship for a period of twelve calendar months from the
date of installation subject to the following conditions and
exceptions.
1. That during the currency of this
guarantee any components of the
unit which are proved to be faulty
or defective in manufacture will be
exchanged or repaired free of material charges and free of labour
charges by Worcester Heat Systems
Limited or British Gas.
2. That the householder may be asked
to prove the date of installation,
that the appliance was correctly
commissioned and, where appropriate, the first 12 month service has
been carried out to the satisfaction
of Worcester Heat Systems Limited
when requested.
3. That any product or part thereof
returned for servicing under the
guarantee must be accompanied by
a claim stating the Model, Serial
Number, Date of Installation.
4. That Worcester Heat Systems
Limited will not accept responsibility for damage caused by faulty
installation, neglect, misuse or accidental damage, the non-observance
of the instructions contained in the
installation and Operating
Instructions Leaflets.
5. That the appliance has been used
only for normal domestic purposes
for which it was designed.
6. That this guarantee applies only to
equipment purchased and used in
mainland Great Britain.
This guarantee is given in addition to all your normal statutory rights.
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GUARANTEE
REGISTRATION
You should complete and return the postpaid Guarantee
Registration Card within 14 days of purchase.
The card will register you as the owner of your new
Worcester Highflow 400 appliance and, while this will not affect
your statutory rights in any way, it will assist us to maintain an
effective and efficient customer service by establishing a reference and permanent record for your boiler.
IMPORTANT: SERIAL NUMBER. Copy the number off the
Guarantee Card.
FOR YOUR OWN RECORD
MODEL
SERIAL NUMBER
(See identity label inside appliance casing)
TYPE/SIZE
DATE OF INSTALLATION
CORGI CONTACT
All CORGI Registered installers carry a CORGI ID card and
have a registration number. Both should be recorded in your
central heating log book. You can check your installer is
CORGI Registered by calling CORGI on 01256 372300
EXCELLENCE COMES AS STANDARD
Worcester Heat Systems Limited. Cotswold Way, Warndon, Worcester WR4 9SW.
Telephone: (01905) 754624. Fax: (01905) 754619.
Technical Service Helpline 08705 266241.
www.worcester-bosch.co.uk
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