Downstairs radiators cold?

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I don't have much luck with central heating :rolleyes:

All of my downstairs radiators are cold, upstairs are fine. Is it worth bleeding the radiators before I ring a plumber?
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  • david29dpo
    david29dpo Posts: 3,748 Forumite
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    Yes but also try turning off all the rads bar one to blast the water through, do that with all the rads in turn.
  • tdlwebs
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    Of course, definitely worth a go. If you have a combi boiler you might take a look at the pressure level too.
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  • MissMotivation
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    tdlwebs wrote: »
    Of course, definitely worth a go. If you have a combi boiler you might take a look at the pressure level too.

    It's not a combi, it's quite an old boiler, needs changing but can't afford it until next year! I'm starting to worry it may be more than just the radiators needing to be bled.
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  • mr_fishey
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    It sounds like you might have a pump not running, the hot water will rise, heating your upstairs rads, whilst the downstairs ones remain cold. This happened to me once
  • bockster
    bockster Posts: 448 Forumite
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    you say the upstairs rads are getting hot, but does it seem to take a little longer than normal?
    one possibility is the pump is not working. hot water from boiler may still circulate in the higher rads (heat rises).
    with a little diy know how you can usually check if the pump is spinning by removing the large screw in centre of the end furthest from the pipework (be prepared for spillage)
    if the pump is 'humming' don't assume its spinning.
    hth.
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