F54 Vaillant Fault Code Meaning, Causes & How To Fix It

James Elston
Written by James Elston
Updated on 4th December 2023
Posted on 30th November 2023
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Vaillant F54 fault code meaning, cause & how to fix it

Vaillant F54 refers to an error code for EcoTec models of Vaillant boilers. This applies to newer models, such as the ecoTEC Pro or ecoTEC plus, which use a different gas valve than older ecoTEC models

Vaillant F54 fault code can be triggered by insufficient gas supply to your boiler. This causes a failure of the operation and a boiler lockout. This guide should help you fix the faulty gas valve on your Vaillant boiler. You can get your central heating system back to working quickly.

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In relation to this Vaillant fault code, it is a gas-related problem so you need to be on the Gas Safe Register to be able to deal with these fault codes.

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What does the Vaillant F54 Error mean?

F54 indicates an error code. It means there is an insufficient gas supply. The boiler will not work if there is an insufficient gas supply.

It may be accompanied by the F28 or F29 fault codes, which indicate a flame loss. An F54 fault code means that there is insufficient gas supply therefore a boiler repair is possible as you need to ensure correct gas flow pressure to ensure that the boiler is working properly

This is a gas problem and you should only use a Gas Safe registered heating technician.

What Causes The Vaillant Error code F54?

This happens when the gas supply is low, causing it to stop working.

This could be a sign that the system isn’t receiving enough gas through a closed valve, faulty gas meter or, it could also be a problem with the gas valve inside the boiler.

EcoTec Plus and EcoTec Pro models have gas valves less reliable than the older models. It is possible that a newer model will more likely trigger the F54 because of a defective valve.

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How to Fix an F54 Vaillant Error

You can fix an F54 error on your Vaillant boiler by increasing the gas supply. Each gas stopcock should also be checked if they aren’t to ensure correct gas pressure.

If the problem is not related to the property’s stopcocks then a Gas Safe engineer will need to replace or repair the gas valve in the boiler.

If your boiler is over 10 years old then at Boiler Central we recommend that you consider a new boiler. It may be cheaper in the long run.

How can you fix a Vaillant F54 error yourself?

Before calling an engineer to resolve the Vaillant F54 fault code, make sure that all gas stopcocks around your property are open. To verify that the problem is solved, turn off the boiler.

To determine whether a stopcock is open or closed, the position of its knob can be used. If the handle is parallel to a pipeline, the valve is open. If the handle is perpendicular to the pipeline, the valve is closed.

Make sure you have checked all gas meters and stopcocks. The problem is most likely the boiler’s gas valve.

To diagnose the problem, a Gas Safe registered engineer must be called. The registered engineer will be able to either fix or replace the problem valve.

How Much Does a Replacement Gas Valve cost?

Prices for to replace a faulty gas valve will vary depending on which boiler you choose. Gas valve replacements can cost as much as £360 for parts and labour. Gas-related error codes can only be fixed by a Gas Safe registered heating engineer.

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What should I do after an F54 error message?

You should check the gas valves in the property and make any adjustments if necessary. Finally, reset the boiler to verify that the problem is solved.

If the problem continues, don’t attempt to reset your boiler. Instead, contact a Gas Safe engineer or qualified professional

Other Vaillant fault codes

See below our Vaillant fault code list to help you diagnose any issues with your Vaillant boilers.


Is the F54 fault code a sign that my Vaillant boiler needs to be replaced?

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Written by
James Elston
James Elston Director Of Boiler Central
Posted on: 30th November 2023

James Elston is our resident boiler replacement and heating expert here at Boiler Central. With over 20 years experience in the boiler installation industry, James ensures that he knows everything there is about our Gas Safe boiler installations, energy saving and home heating solutions. This can be from simply procuring the latest best combi boilers, to reviewing and ensuring that Boiler Central maintains the highest standards across our boiler installation company.

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