Technical Service Bulletin

Boiler will not start the trial for ignition

Applies to: Multiple series of Vitodens 200/222 (details below)

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Applies to:

◾   Vitodens 200, WB2B Series (all models)
◾   Vitodens 200-W, B2HA Series (models 19 to 100, 285 to 352)
◾   Vitodens 200-W, B2HB Series (all models)
◾   Vitodens 222-F, B2TB Series (all models)



Boiler will not start the trial for ignition, and no fault is displayed on the boiler control.
The boiler pump or DHW pump is running.
Coding address "38" has a value of "3".



Boiler control does not detect water flowing through the heat exchanger.



Turn the boiler off, and place a jumper in  plug 33  (the flow switch counter plug). Then turn the boiler back on again.

After the boiler starts, determine the reason why the flow switch is not closing – e.g. check if there is a faulty pump or flow switch, and check if the heat exchanger is blocked. After finishing the tests, turn the boiler off and remove the jumper from plug 33.


The jumper  must be removed  after troubleshooting.


Viessmann Technical Services


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Date issued:

October 4, 2016

Updated on:

November 23, 2017

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