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Help my boiler is whistling

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Found 18th Dec 2009
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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Mine snores very loudly, you learn to cope with it.

OP have you tried Googling the problem with boiler details etc ?

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richp;7266405

OP have you tried Googling the problem with boiler details etc ?


yes cant find anything that seems to help,

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.

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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

rockyrockstar;7266449

the pressure is about 2, dont know how to bleed radiator.problem seemed … 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:

rockyrockstar;7266449

the pressure is about 2, dont know how to bleed radiator.problem seemed … 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:

MIne whistles all the time i iggy it lol

With regards to that video ^^^ i didn't know it was a legal requirement to remove the filling loop.

Also,i thought i'd read somewhere you're supposed to bleed the rads in a certain order:?

errrmmm dunno :thinking:

I'm sure i saw a resident plumber lurking about here a while back.

deb8z;7266568

With regards to that video ^^^ i didn't know it was a legal requirement … 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

souljacker;7266642

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



Damn i just started d/stairs lol

I think some of my rads are full of gunk,they get cold at the bottom NOT the top.

OP never returned,hope it didn't blow up!

Put your clothes back on, the whistling should then stop.

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!)

tdogg;7267919

if there is air in the pump you can get rid of it by just unscrewing the … 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:

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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

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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

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sassie;7269158

lol - reminds me of my whistling kettlehave you tried turning a radiator … lol - reminds me of my whistling kettlehave 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:

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rockyrockstar;7269182

Yes tried all the rads, worst thing is it is in my chidrens bedroom so … 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?

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ignore that, just realised you meant the boilers in thew childrens room

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sassie;7269225

ignore that, just realised you meant the boilers in thew childrens room



Yes LOL

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tdogg;7267919

if there is air in the pump you can get rid of it by just unscrewing the … 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?

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.

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sassie;7269305

op did you do this?



No the pump is covered and am a bit worried about removing it

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great site here, register and ask diynot.com/for…260

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sassie;7269451

great site here, register and ask … 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

Proforma 30he combi boiler whistling when you turn hot water on any ideas

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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