How to Bleed a Heating Radiator



How to Bleed a Heating Radiator
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Does banging in the pipes sound like someone’s running a sledge hammer? Try this easy do-it-yourself fix.

Step 1: Turn off the heat
Turn off the heat and wait until the radiator cools.

Step 2: Locate the valve
Locate the bleed valve. It is a circular valve with a square protrusion from its center.

Step 3: Hold towel
Hold the towel beneath the valve to catch any water that leaks out.

Step 4: Insert and turn
Insert the bleed key and turn it one-quarter turn counter-clockwise. When you hear the hissing of released air, you have successfully opened the valve.

Step 5: Close valve
Turn the valve one-quarter turn clockwise once the hissing has ceased and the first drop of water exits the valve.

Step 6: Turn on heat
Turn the heat back on and listen to hear if the noise in the pipes has dissipated.

Tip
Bleed your radiator every six months as preventative maintenance.

Step 7: Contact a professional
Contact a professional heating expert if problems persist.

Did You Know?
Did you know? Doris Day sang the song “Steam Heat” in the 1957 movie version of The Pajama Game.

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