Last updated on October 20th, 2023
When your MT10 timer is broken your heating will not work.
Replacing the MT10 timer (or MT10rf) on a Worcester boiler is very simple once you have removed the boiler casing.
I have been carrying out boiler replacements and repairs for over ten years and replacing an MT10 timer is very basic.
Here I’ll show you the step-by-step process for an MT10 Worcester timer replacement. This is the same process for the MT10rf model and other Worcester plugin timers.
MT10 Worcester Timer Replacement
Step 1: Remove the Boiler Casing
Removing the boiler casing can be tricky and varies on different Worcester boilers.
On this model (Greenstar 28i Junior) there were two screws on the top and two screws on the bottom that needed to be loosened or removed with a screwdriver.
There are sometimes clips to unclip also but once the screws and clips are loosened then the casing should pull forward and off.
Step 2: Remove the Screw and Holder
Next, you need to remove the plastic holder that keeps the timer in place. It’s held in by one screw that needs to be removed first then lift the plastic holder up and off.
Step 3: Remove the Old MT10 Timer
Next, you must slide the timer up to remove it and then disconnect the plug behind it by pulling it straight forward.
Step 4: Fit the New Timer and Holder
Next, plug in the plug on the new timer and slide the new timer down into place.
Then refit the plastic holder above the timer and screw in the screw to secure it in place.
Step 5: Refit the Boiler Casing
This is the hardest part of replacing a Worcester MT10 timer because it can be very tricky getting the screws back in properly.
Slide the boiler casing over the boiler and screw in the screws and make sure any clips are clipped back on.
MT10 Worcester Timer Replacement Video
MT10 Worcester timer replacement YouTube video
Worcester Boiler Problems
Here are some other common Worcester boiler troubleshooting posts you can learn about:
- Worcester boiler not firing up
- Worcester boiler no hot water
- Worcester boiler condensate trap cleaning
- Worcester boiler leaking water
If your boiler is not working you should always check the pressure first check the pressure. Worcester boiler pressure should be around 1 to 1.5 bar on the boiler’s pressure gauge.
In most situations, replacing an MT10 timer on a Worcester boiler is very simple and should take less than 15 minutes.
Having difficulty refitting the boiler casing is always the biggest problem in my experience. Trying to get the screws back in on the bottom screw connections can be a nightmare and is a terrible setup on Worcester boilers.
The newer Worcester boilers don’t have the screws anymore (or the silly filling loop keys) but most of them out there still do.
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Worcester Boiler Timer Replacement FAQs
What setting should I have my Worcester boiler on?
The setting you should have your Worcester boiler on depends on different things.
The standard optimum temperature settings for a boiler are typically 65 degrees for central heating and 55 degrees for hot water.
You can use this as a baseline for the temperature settings on your combi boiler and then adjust them up or down if needed.
How do you bypass a timer on a boiler?
To bypass a timer on a boiler you need to remove the timer and refit the link that was originally in the boiler connections or you can make a link with a small piece of wire.