Last updated on October 1st, 2023
The Glow-worm F22 fault code, like the Vaillant boiler F22 fault, indicates low boiler pressure so it must be repressurised to fix it.
The first thing you need to do is check the pressure gauge and if it’s low, repressurise it until it’s at 1.5 bar.
I have been repairing boilers for over a decade and this is how I fix a Glow-worm boiler pressure F22 fault code most of the time.
Glow-worm F22 Fault
It could be other problems causing the F22 low boiler pressure fault code, but a leak is by far the most common reason for your boiler pressure dropping.
You must repressurise the boiler to get it working again.
The Glow-worm F22 fault code should disappear when the boiler is repressurised, and you will hear the pump start to circulate the water in the boiler.
Glow-worm F22 Fault Reset
The first thing I would check on a Glow-worm 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 Glow-worm boiler is the simplest way to get your boiler working again, as it might have just locked out.
To reset a Glow-worm boiler, you must find the reset button. This is usually a flame with a line through it.
You have to press the button to reset the boiler. Sometimes you have to hold it down for 3 seconds, but on some Glow-worm boilers, it just needs to be pressed.
Glow-worm Boiler F22 Error Keeps Happening
If you keep having low boiler pressure, showing F22 and going to lockout, then you most likely have a leak on the boiler or central heating system which needs to be fixed.
Or, if you have bled a radiator, then the pressure will drop and the boiler needs to be repressurised.
If the boiler pressure is dropping straight away after repressurising, then you must have a serious leak or an open-ended pipe on the central heating system.
This will need to be found and fixed to get your boiler working again.
Other Causes for Glow-worm Boiler F22 Fault Code
Other causes for the Glow-worm boiler fault code, if it’s not low water pressure, could be:
- Pressure sensor
How to Repressurise a Glow-worm Boiler
To repressurise a Glow-worm boiler, you must find the filling loop. If it’s a built-in filling loop, it will be under the boiler and probably have a blue knob.
It must be turned to anti-clockwise 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 filling loop might have problems or the house’s mains water might be turned off.
Glow-worm Boiler Pressure Gauge
The main Glow-worm boiler pressure gauge is a digital pressure gauge on the screen on the front of the boiler. You have to press buttons to find and read it.
Glow-worm boilers have annoying manual pressure gauges which don’t have any numbers on them, so most people don’t know if it’s on the correct pressure.
The F22 Glow-worm fault code is almost certainly caused from low boiler pressure.
You must repressurise your boiler to fix the problem and clear the fault code.
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Glow-worm Boiler F22 Fault FAQs
Why does my Glow-worm boiler keep losing pressure?
Your Glow-worm 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 Glow-worm boiler keeps losing pressure could be an expansion vessel problem, or the pressure relief valves might be letting by.