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Wickes thermostatic radiator valve will not open

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 cars or trucks ).

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  • Carey Moore Nov 04, 2012

    Wrong category, need to delete this. Not cars and trucks. Reposted in correct category



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