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Help my boiler is whistling

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Can anyone help, the pump on my boiler is makeing a loud whistling noise, I cant aford to call someone out and the noise is very loud , it is an ideal isar system fitted about 3 yrs ago. Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Can anyone help, the pump on my boiler is makeing a loud whistling noise, I cant aford to call someone out and the noise is very loud , it is an ideal isar system fitted about 3 yrs ago.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Mine snores very loudly, you learn to cope with it.
#2
OP have you tried Googling the problem with boiler details etc ?
#3
richp
OP have you tried Googling the problem with boiler details etc ?

yes cant find anything that seems to help,
#4
have u checked your pressure gauge? mine started doing this last week and spoke to partners dad whos a plumer, just told me to bleed the radiator and this seemed to solve the problem.
#5
the pressure is about 2, dont know how to bleed radiator.
problem seemed to start after i turned on the radiater in boys room which is usually turned off
#6
rockyrockstar
the pressure is about 2, dont know how to bleed radiator.
problem seemed to start after i turned on the radiater in boys room which is usually turned off


Im no way a plumber btw, but it sounds like air in the system :thinking:
#7
rockyrockstar
the pressure is about 2, dont know how to bleed radiator.
problem seemed to start after i turned on the radiater in boys room which is usually turned off


have a look here its also a very good diy site :thumbsup:
#8
MIne whistles all the time i iggy it lol
#9
With regards to that video ^^^ i didn't know it was a legal requirement to remove the filling loop.
#10
Also,i thought i'd read somewhere you're supposed to bleed the rads in a certain order:?
#11
errrmmm dunno :thinking:

I'm sure i saw a resident plumber lurking about here a while back.
#12
deb8z
With regards to that video ^^^ i didn't know it was a legal requirement to remove the filling loop.


it's been like that for years but not many people actually do it, it's to stop any contamination of the water main

it's always best to vent the rads upstairs first
#13
souljacker
it's been like that for years but not many people actually do it, it's to stop any contamination of the water main

it's always best to vent the rads upstairs first


Damn i just started d/stairs lol
#14
I think some of my rads are full of gunk,they get cold at the bottom NOT the top.
#16
OP never returned,hope it didn't blow up!
#17
Put your clothes back on, the whistling should then stop.
#18
if there is air in the pump you can get rid of it by just unscrewing the big screw at the front of the pump, let a bit of water piddle out along with the air. worth a go as it only takes a minute. i usually bleed rads downstairs and work up as upstairs will empty first so should be filled up last. (thats if your boiler is downstairs!)
#19
tdogg
if there is air in the pump you can get rid of it by just unscrewing the big screw at the front of the pump, let a bit of water piddle out along with the air. worth a go as it only takes a minute. i usually bleed rads downstairs and work up as upstairs will empty first so should be filled up last. (thats if your boiler is downstairs!)


That's what i did before,started d/stairs:thumbsup:
#20
I blead rads still the same , 2 or the rads were stuck but bled all the downstairs and 1 upstairs, noise is driveing me mad :(

is a grundfos pump it has a grey cover on it
banned#21
lol - reminds me of my whistling kettle


have you tried turning a radiator off one at a time, one of my vlaves has gone on mine but that sounds like a pneumatic drill
#22
sassie
lol - reminds me of my whistling kettle


have you tried turning a radiator off one at a time, one of my vlaves has gone on mine but that sounds like a pneumatic drill


Yes tried all the rads, worst thing is it is in my chidrens bedroom so will have to turn of heating as soon as they go to bed or they will not get any sleep:roll:
banned#23
rockyrockstar
Yes tried all the rads, worst thing is it is in my chidrens bedroom so will have to turn of heating as soon as they go to bed or they will not get any sleep:roll:


if you turn the rad off in childrens room are you saying its still whistling when its turned off?
banned#24
ignore that, just realised you meant the boilers in thew childrens room
#25
sassie
ignore that, just realised you meant the boilers in thew childrens room


Yes LOL
banned#26
tdogg
if there is air in the pump you can get rid of it by just unscrewing the big screw at the front of the pump, let a bit of water piddle out along with the air. worth a go as it only takes a minute. i usually bleed rads downstairs and work up as upstairs will empty first so should be filled up last. (thats if your boiler is downstairs!)


op did you do this?
#27
You vent radiators from downstairs first, not upstairs. Air is lighter than water and as such rises upstairs as you vent downstairs. Check the aav on the top of the boiler or it may be on the top of the pump.
#28
sassie
op did you do this?


No the pump is covered and am a bit worried about removing it
banned#29
great site here, register and ask http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=168260
#30
sassie
great site here, register and ask http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=168260

Thanks will look:thumbsup:
have registered and submited my problem hope they can help
#31
Proforma 30he combi boiler whistling when you turn hot water on any ideas
#32
nigtt
Proforma 30he combi boiler whistling when you turn hot water on any ideas

Boil a kettle of cold water instead?

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