Worcester ( (listen) WUUS-tər) is a city in, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, Worcestershire, England, as of the 2020 Census the city's population was 206,518, making it the second-most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north-northwest of Providence. Due to its location near the geographic center of Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth;" a heart is the official symbol of the city.
Worcester developed as an industrial city in the 19th century due to the Blackstone Canal and rail transport, producing machinery, textiles and wire. Large numbers of European immigrants made up the city's growing population. However, the city's manufacturing base waned following World War II. Long-term economic and population decline was not reversed until the 1990s, when higher education, medicine, biotechnology, and new immigrants started to make their mark. The city's population has grown by 28% since 1980, reaching a new all-time high in the 2020 census and experiencing urban renewal.
Modern Worcester is known for its diversity and large immigrant population, with significant communities of Vietnamese, Brazilians, Albanians, Puerto Ricans, Ghanaians, Dominicans, and others. 22% of Worcester's population was born outside the United States. A center of higher education, it is home to eight separate colleges and universities, including Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Clark University. Architecturally, Worcester is notable for its large number of 19th century triple-decker houses, Victorian-era mill architecture, and lunch car diners such as Miss Worcester.
Worcester is the principal city of Central Massachusetts, and is a regional government, employment and transportation hub. Since the 1970s, and especially after the construction of Route 146 and interstates 90, 495, 190, 290, and 395, both Worcester and its surrounding towns have become increasingly integrated with Boston's suburbs. The Worcester region now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston.

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    Worcester 28i junior fan running

    Hi all, My boiler is a Worcester 28i Junior and the fan switches itself on for no reason. The timer will be off and the hating may have been off for several hours but it does this intermittently throughout the day and night. We have noticed that our electricity bills are higher than normal and...
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    Worcester Greenstar 24i E9 with code 276 fault

    Hi, I am handy DIYer but not interested in touching anything boiler related! Just interested before I get a Gas safe engineer out what I could be looking at for what the problem is and rough cost. So in a nutshell, I put a radiator on in a room in the extension, noticed after that the pressure...
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    Worcester green star 30si fault

    We have a Worcester green star 30si boiler Hot water is fine. Ch temp is set at 70 degrees but boiler heats to 68 quite fast then takes ages to heat to 72 when it finally pumps round system, Seems to be on constant low burn?

    air problem with Worcester life 8000 regular

    Has anyone had any experience with the drain off/bleed valve on the primary return ,adjacent too main heat exchanger on Worcester life 8000 (45kw) regular ? I want too replace the 3/8 threaded drain off /bleed valve with a AAV ,has anymore does this? large system 28 rads 3 floors ,sealed...
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    URGENT Worcester GreenStar 2000

    Hi everyone! Would greatly appreciate advice. I am visiting my elderly parents to find that their boiler is on the blink. As per the attached photo, the small box to the right of the boiler unit has a flashing green light (located at the top). The boiler switches on but then randomly switches...
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    Water not heating. Worcester Greenstar 30CDi

    Hi, I have a worcester greenstar 30 CDi Classic regular. The central heating is working fine but the water is not heating. If i put the system off for about 10 mins and start it up again it still does not heat the water. I am not getting an error code. Where do I start? thanks teslacar (BTW...
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    Worcester Boiler - Fault has the engineer stumped (video)

    Hello, My mum has a Worcester Greenstar HE30 boiler (15+ years old). Since its last service (and possibly coincidentally) it has been making a booming/banging sound randomly. This is a noise like a pocket of gas igniting and can be loud enough to make you jump. It's been impossible for the...
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    Worcester Bosch 30Si new room thermostat install

    I've got a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30Si combi boiler and I'm trying to replace the room thermostat which has a faulty display. The faulty thermostat is a DT10RF optimiser which is discontinued so I purchased a Comfort 2 RF which is supposed to be the equivalent replacement. It should be a...
  9. grumpydad

    Baxi 836 Vs Worcester Bosch 8000 35kw

    Hi all. My glowworm e50 has seen better days. Situation = 4 bedroom detached house, header tanks in the loft, all the rads are singles, they are all the originals from 1996. No TRVS. Some are rusted on the bottoms. Vented heat only. Essentially, it's time to spend some money. Got two...
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    Worcester compact service tool

    Hi all. Got a few of these boilers coming up to 4yrs old and want to know if anyone has used something other than the recommended service tool which costs £57?
  11. Geraint Thomas

    Worcester boiler pump runs for hours

    Hi all, We've bought a property that has a Worcester Greenstar 37CDi boiler installed, with an old British Gas RS2 Thermostat linked to it. I'm not clued up on boilers in any way, though I'm quite handy with mechanics and always like to learn how things work. The problem: The internal Bosch...
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    Worcester Junior 28i Faulty PCB Board

    I need some help with a Worcester Junior 28i gas boiler and I'm hoping someone here may have came across this fault before ... I have checked the following: 240v at supply connections All internal push on connections are correctly fitted to the PCB board The transformer is giving the correct...
  13. Jpm757

    Worcester Bosch Cycling Issue

    Good afternoon everyone, I am hoping you may be able to help me. I have a Worcester Bosch 19/24CBI boiler and it keeps cycling. When trying to heat the hot water (same for heating) the boiler is off more than it is on and thus unless timed for a very long time never gets the desired outcome. In...
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    Drain down a Worcester Hi-Flow 550cdi boiler

    Hi, I have the boiler as above which has been very good for the last 13 years or more and is still relatively going strong. However, now, the secondary heat exchanger is kettling and the easiest option is to replace it. Although Worcester Bosch do sell a cleaning kit, whatever route I take, I'll...
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    Worcester GreenStar 15Ri - fails with blue flashing light

    Condensing boiler installed by local Gas Safe plumber in 2014, not combi. Failed a couple of weeks ago with flashing blue light which googling suggests means no gas, blocked flue or blocked condensate pipe. There is gas, the flue is clear, and the condensate pipe goes into the under-sink waste...
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    Worcester MT10RF mechanical rf thermostat is broken all cogs fell out

    Hi I have a Worcester MT10RF mechanical rf thermostat and it is broken dropped and all cogs dislodged leaving me confused how they put together. I have sat there for 3 hours straight working it out and still can't get it together even left with a orange peace that I have no clue were it goes...
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    Greenstar CDI, Pressure loss, not HE

    I am a retired gas engineer. Corgi and Domestic Electrics + Building Surveyor. I have a Greenstar CDI 35kw that I fitted in my own home 15 years ago, serviced regularly, no issues till now. Suddenly its losing full pressure in approx 2 hours. I have concrete floors with buried copper pipe but...
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    Which Worcester Greenstar boiler to choose ?

    I presently have a Greenstar 24i junior installed, it's probably about 12 years old and getting cranky, the engineer suggested upgrading it to a 30 model sometime, but he just realised that the gas pipes would need changing (from 15mm to 22mm). My question is, which model would you suggest...
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    Worcester 28cdi ii - Hot water problem.

    Hi All, I wonder if anyone could give me some advice regarding a Worcester 28cdi ii , I get hot water only at certain times when the central heating is on and even then the hot water is in short supply, there is a tank next to the boiler. Is there a way of having hot water all time when needed...
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    Boiler options - Ideal, Worcester Bosh, or Viessmann?

    Evening Hopefully you're not sick of this type of question! I've had a few quotes for a boiler upgrade (going from a regular boiler (~15 yrs old, on its last legs) to a combi) - all recommending different brand/model of boiler, and all company's are saying that their recommendation is the best...
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