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RADIATOR WONT HEAT UP!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Racheljxx, 13 Dec 2011.

  1. Racheljxx

    Racheljxx

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    last night i turned one radiator off in my bedroom, and now it wont heat up again! all my other radiators are working as usual but this one wont get hot.
    can anybody help?? my bedroom is freezing! :(
     
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    I'm wondering if the valve that you turned last night has actually got stripped splines.....in other words, when you turn the plastic knob the valve beneath isn't turning?
    Its an idea to take off the plastic knob (often a screw in the centre) and turn, anti clockwise, the brass spindle beneath with some pliers.
    John :)
     
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    i will give that a try :) il be intouch with the result soon x
     
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    If your radiator has a TRV (Thermostatic Radiator Valve) there's a strong possibility that its stuck in the off position......
    In this case, the plastic valve body needs to be removed, and you'll see a metal pin that needs to be pulled upwards a bit - carefully!
    Sometimes a tap on the side does the trick, but otherwise the pin needs to be pulled up with pliers. Gently does it!
    John :)
     
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    its worked!!! thank you :)
     
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