Question about Heating & Cooling
This valve opens and closes according to room temp. Make sure that valve is set and operating properly. If so that radiator may be air locked and should have a bleeder valve on the top somewhere. When you open it air will come out until water, let it bleed water out for a couple of minutes. I hope this helps you.
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