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This could be as a result of air in the radiator, most radiators have an air expulsion screw at the top of the radiator one one side. You need to undo this screw and release the air until some water appears then close the screw and turn on the heating to test. NB Do not attempt this with the heating on. Also you may need a special type of key to open the screw these are available from diy stores or plumbers merchants.




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