Last updated on November 12th, 2023
The Baxi, Potterton and Main E119 boiler fault code indicates low boiler pressure, so you must repressurise your boiler to fix it.
Low boiler pressure will cause your Baxi boiler to not fire up when it drops below a certain pressure.
You first need to check the pressure gauge and if it’s low, repressurise it until it’s at 1 to 1.5 bar.
I have been fixing boilers for over a decade and this is how I fix an E119 boiler error most of the time.
Baxi E119 Boiler Fault Code
It could be other problems causing the Baxi E119 boiler low water pressure fault code, but a leak is by far the most common reason for your boiler pressure dropping.
The E119 boiler fault code should disappear when the boiler is repressurised, and you should hear the pump start to circulate the water in the boiler.
How to Reset a Baxi Boiler
The first thing I would check on a Baxi boiler that is not working, no matter what fault code is showing, is to check the pressure and reset the boiler.
Knowing how to reset a Baxi boiler is the simplest way to get your boiler working again, as it might have just locked out.
To reset a modern Baxi boiler, you must find the reset button.
This is a button that has ‘Reset’ on it. You have to press the button to reset the boiler.
Sometimes you have to hold it down for a few seconds, but on some Baxi boilers, it just needs to be pressed.
If it’s an older Baxi boiler with a knob to turn the boiler on and off, then you will need to turn it fully anti-clockwise and hold it there until it resets.
Baxi Boiler E119 Error Keeps Happening
If your boiler pressure loss keeps happening, showing E119 and going to lockout, then you most likely have one of these problems:
- A leak on the boiler or central heating system
- If the boiler pressure is dropping straight away after repressurising, you must have a serious leak or an open-ended pipe on the central heating system
- Expansion vessel pressure problem
A leak could be anywhere on the boiler or heating system and is most commonly caused by a leaking radiator valve
An open-ended pipe is usually obvious as the boiler won’t hold pressure when repressurising the boiler.
This could be on a pipe under the floor, the pressure relief valve stuck open, or maybe the radiator bleed valve is open or missing
Expansion Vessel Pressure
An expansion vessel pressure problem is quite common which means the expansion vessel will need to be recharged or replaced to fix it.
How to Repressurise a Baxi Boiler
To repressurise a Baxi boiler, you must find the boiler filling loop. If it’s a built-in filling loop, it will be two blue handles under the boiler.
Both handles must be turned to open and then closed when the pressure reaches 1 to 1.5 bar.
If it’s an external filling loop, it will probably be on two of the pipes under the boiler. It will most likely have two valves with black handles and a flexible hose connecting them together.
You must open both valves to repressurise the boiler, then close them both when it is repressurised.
You should be able to hear the water filling the central heating system when both valves are open, if not, then the boiler filling loop might have problems or the house’s mains water might be turned off.
Other Causes for Baxi Boiler E119 Fault Code
Other causes for the E119 boiler fault code, if it’s not low water pressure, could be:
- Pressure sensor
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The Baxi boiler E119 diagnosis code is very easy to fix most of the time as it’s simply a case of repressurising your Baxi, Potterton, or Main boiler.
If your boiler keeps losing pressure then you will need to find and fix the cause of this or you will keep getting an E119 boiler error.
A Baxi boiler E1 code is the first half of the full code as it’s typically shown in two halves flashing E1 then 19, or whatever the rest of the code is.
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Baxi Boiler E119 Fault Code FAQs
Why does my Baxi boiler keep losing pressure?
Your Baxi boiler keeps losing pressure because you most likely have a leak on your central heating system, which could be at the boiler.
Another reason your Baxi boiler keeps losing pressure could be an expansion vessel problem, or the pressure relief valves might be letting by.
How do you clear the fault code on a Baxi boiler?
To clear the fault code on a Baxi boiler, like Baxi E133 and E119, you must reset the boiler. If the fault code appears after resetting the boiler, you will need to find and repair the problem causing your Baxi boiler to lock out and show a fault code.