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    Radiator bleed valve stuck

    Plumbers

    The bleed valve on my radiator is stuck. I've tried loosening it up with WD40 but nothing seems to be working. Can I buy a replacement bleed valve? What else could I try to get it open?
    Thank you

    Asked by Karen on 26th Mar 2020
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    B.J.Day Plumbing & Power Flushing

    "Give it a gentle tap with a hammer then try turning it.
    Works for me.
    But make sure the 2 valves on the Rad are turned off."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Mark sayers building

    "Depressurise the system firstly , then have a replacement bleed valve fitted. Otherwise it will be a recurring problem. It shouldn't be an expensive fix"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    MattPlumb

    "You can get replacements for modern radiators with convectors. I think you'd struggle getting the older type."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Profile Plumbers

    "If you are gentle, you can release the air by undoing the nut where the bleed valve is. There are replacements you can get depending on the make of the radiator. But, if it's of age probably best just to replace the whole thing"

    Answered on 27th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Property services

    "It is very common for bleed valve to get stuck. The valve and radiator will have rusted on the inside which jams them up. If it's not coming out there isn't a lot you can do as you need to be careful not to snap it off. If it is really stuck the only way I have freed them up is drill them out and and fit new one, but I would recommend getting plumber to do this."

    Answered on 27th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    JB INSTALLS LTD

    "You need a new bleed valve

    Regards
    John Burns
    Owner/ Director
    JB INSTALLS LTD
    Bradford"

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    DW Plumbing

    "You could try undoing the WHOLE nut very, very slowly if you are just looking to bleed the radiator. Use a pair of adjustable grips or wrench."

    Answered on 27th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    njc plumbing & heating ltd

    "Are you using an airing key? You can buy replacement ones for most types and easy to swap"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Plumboss Maintenance

    "Hi if you have tried to loosen the valve to no avail then you will have to replace the valve with a new one it can be done quickly without turning the water of if you are confident otherwise turn the water of also make sure you do it when the radiators are cold. cheers, Craig"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    St plumbers

    "Yes you can buy it new but make sure your heating is off and also your valve on the radiator is off aswell before you change"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Davie the plumber

    "Depends on how old the radiator if you can get replacement"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    M. J Farnworth

    "Yes you can get them from any plumbers merchants or diy stores. Probably cost £3/£4. Its quite a simple job."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Mark Oliver Plumbing and Heating

    "Best not to tamper with it if it is stuck. If it breaks off you could end up with hot water (if the heating is on) spraying everywhere !!

    Call a plumber to take a look at it, although if it is badly corroded it maybe necessary to replace the radiator."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Plumbing&leakdetection

    "Depending on the type of radiator you can replace the valve but if it’s and old style then your best replacing the radiator"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report

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