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Wickes domestic thermostatic radiator radiator valve is stuck in the closed position as it has been closed throughout the summer. The dial assembly is easily removed, and it is clear that the internal spring which normally opens the valve is unable to open the valve. Can I remove more of the valve to access the mechanism without having to drain the system? usually the spring can be freed by a gentle tap, but this does not work for one of the valves. Any suggestions?.( NB nothing to do with vans or trucks ).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most of the times when these valves break they are pretty easy to get out by simply turn it with a FLAT screw driver that skinny enough to fit inside that hole. However if this is DOES NOT work a cheaper alternative is to get some JB weld or EPOXY and seal that hole shut completely there is on specifically for radiator that can with stand pressure and heat. It comes ina stick for that you have to kneed together available at AUTO ZONE. Knead together and it become warm to the touch its like play dough in texture but it dries rock hard and can be sanded even painted after it dries. To apply make sure surface is clean and dry it will dry in 15 minutes(ROCK HARD) good product. Don't worry if you sealed the drain plug up you can still drain your radiator in the future but releasing the lower radiator hose. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
ha . you will have to dran it from the bottem.you will have to pull the hose. whitch is on the right side if i rember correctly. it would be a good i dear to get the van up on a lift or car ramp ok . good luck
Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: radiator valve not draining
Hi Rob: No special tricks that OI know of, but if there is any seepage it may be restricted by sediment. Close everything up, cap, vet and whatever, then fire up the engine with the drain open. until the blockage clears. Or, remove the whole valve from the radiator. Be careful of hot cookant. Good Luck - Ned
Posted on May 17, 2009
there is a rod that connects the solenoid to the lock assy. from inside the van you can move it with your hand or pliers and then open the hatch. you will need to clean up the lock because ther will be corrosion and then use a white grease to lube the whole thing. operate by hand a few times before you close it up. there is an access port by the lock inside the door so you dont need to take the whole panel off.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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