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 Post subject: No central heating
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:31 pm 
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Hi I'm helping my brother in law to try and sort his central heating.

He has a back boiler behind his fire which you can hear fire up when the heating is called for - but no rads heat up.

I've tried bleeding the system which I then noticed a couple of issues - bleed valve broken on one rad and one rad only bled in drops despite being open for ages.

I then tried to turn off all the rads except one hoping it would heat up but again no luck. I did note however 4 rads had trvs and lock shields that had rusted and just wouldn't move dispute being given a big of persuasion....

I've also seen a pump in the airing cupboard smc gold gp63 I've listened to it to when the heating is called for and it makes no noise at all. I've even put a screwdriver to it to and to my ear but not even a small vibration.

This leads me to think the pump will need replacing. Along with the trvs and a new radiator...

He also has said it stopped heating his water a while ago. Which I think points to the pump or possibly a faulty actuator or mpv.

In his loft he has a head tank-overflow full of murky brown hot water.

Sorry for the essay but any help or pointers would be appreciated

Thanks a lot

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 Post subject: Re: No central heating
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try turning the pump up to the highest setting, any change ?

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wine~o wrote:
try turning the pump up to the highest setting, any change ?
Tried it wine o. Not a peep from the pump on any setting despite heating being called for. I'm assuming the pump is dead.

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You need to check if there is actually 240v at the pump.

If so you could put a towel under the pump, undo the center screw (water will run out) and try turning manually, possibly with a flat bladed screwdriver.

If all above fails, new pump time.

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gas4you wrote:
You need to check if there is actually 240v at the pump.

If so you could put a towel under the pump, undo the center screw (water will run out) and try turning manually, possibly with a flat bladed screwdriver.

If all above fails, new pump time.
Great idea. I'll give that a go. I did think it may have tripped a fuse but could see anything.

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I would still check for voltage at the pump first

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