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Worcester Boiler Ignition Electrode Replacement 87161163810

Model: YMIE001
  • YMIE001

Worcester Boiler Ignition Electrode Replacement 87161163810

In this detailed guide, we will discuss the process of replacing the ignition electrode for a Worcester boiler. The ignition electrode is a crucial component responsible for initiating the combustion process in the boiler. Over time, it may wear out or become faulty, leading to ignition issues. By following the steps outlined below, you can successfully replace the ignition electrode and ensure the proper functioning of your Worcester boiler.

To begin the replacement process, make sure to turn off the power supply to the boiler and allow it to cool down completely. Safety precautions are vital when working with any heating appliance. Once the boiler is cool, locate the ignition electrode assembly. It is usually situated near the burner assembly, and you may need to remove a cover or access panel to reach it. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the electrode's appearance and its connection points.

Before proceeding further, it is advisable to gather the necessary tools for the replacement. You will typically need a screwdriver, pliers, and a new ignition electrode with the part number 87161163810. Ensure that you have the correct replacement part compatible with your Worcester boiler model. Using the wrong electrode may lead to improper ignition or other issues. Once you have the required tools and replacement part, you can proceed with the replacement process.

Carefully disconnect the wires connected to the old ignition electrode. Depending on the model, there may be one or multiple wires attached. Use the pliers, if necessary, to gently loosen the wire connections. Take note of the wire positions to ensure correct reinstallation later. Once the wires are detached, remove any screws or fasteners securing the old electrode in place. With the old electrode free, inspect it for any signs of damage or wear. If it appears worn out or damaged, it is essential to replace it promptly.

Now that the old electrode is removed, it's time to install the new one. Begin by positioning the replacement electrode in the same location where the old one was removed. Secure it in place using the screws or fasteners that were previously removed. Once the new electrode is securely attached, reconnect the wires to their respective connection points, ensuring they are properly tightened. Double-check the wire positions against your earlier notes to avoid any mistakes.

With the new ignition electrode successfully installed and the wires reconnected, you can now close any access panels or covers that were removed earlier. Turn on the power supply to the Worcester boiler and observe the ignition process. If the replacement was done correctly, the boiler should ignite without any issues. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of faulty components, like the ignition electrode, are crucial for ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of your Worcester boiler.

Product Specifications


Probe: FeCrAl / Kanthal

Temperature ResistanceProbe: ≤1050ºC 
Ceramic: ≤1700ºC
Cable: ≤250ºC
Accessory TypeGas Boiler



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