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Worcester Greenstar 42CDi boiler pressure key snapped and stuck

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jools619, 29 Mar 2021.

  1. Jools619

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    Hi

    I have always left the key in the boiler since it was installed about 10 years ago as I was convinced I'd end up losing it or misplacing it somewhere.

    A few days back I tried turning it to add a bit of water to the system as its just a fraction below 1 and due to it being so tight and hard to turn, I snapped off the bottom of the key.

    So now the key is really stuck and in the 'unlock' position. I dont have enough to grip on to try and turn it to the locked position if I wanted to top up the system.

    My question is (forgive me if this is obvious) can I still lossen the fauctet next to the key to add more water in even though the key is stuck on the locked position?

    **I do have a plumber coming in 3 days to replace a part which is causing a small leak but Im wondering if I can do anything about the key situation before he comes?

    Any information much appreciated
    Jools
     
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    as long as it is not over pressurising, just leave it alone untill your guy gets there, dont force it, the charging links are terrible and if you force it , it will leak
     
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    Yeah thanks Ian - I think deep down Id rather not mess with it and make things worse.

    Its no where near overpressurising so I'll hang on a for few days.

    Cheers
     
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    To be honest most people leave them in anyway, wont do any harm, was just a really daft Idea by Worcester to be something different, if the other valve is not letting by and over pressurising the boiler I would just leave it, the dual seperation is a water By-law it is not dangerous in any way
     
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