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Bled my radiators yesterday, and now the water pressure gauge on the bioler is at zero - it wont start up below a pressure of 0.5. I suspect the boiler is air-locked. Any ideas on how to bleed it?. Its a vokera 20E boiler

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  • joe_connor May 12, 2008

    thanks for your reply - it is a closed system and doesn't top up automatically. Rang my plumber today and he helped me out with topping up the system.

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You boiler is more than likely low on water. There is normally an automatic water feed. When you bleed a system the pressure naturally drops but is compensated by additional water feed into system. You have a problem in the pressure make-up water feed to your system.

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