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Old 31.08.2015, 10:33
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Heated Towel Rail servicing

Has anyone got a Runtal electric (liquid filled) towel rail and managed to get hold of a service manual which specifies the amount of liquid required?

There are Swiss-made, ludicrously expensive and completely useless quality as ours have stopped working several times and have various bits replaced.

One of ours hasn't worked for ages and we just haven't bothered to get it fixed again but the other has also now broken and needs a liquid top-up (according to the fault code).
We wouldn't bother with this one either but the bathroom is half underground and without a bit of heat, we'd probably get mould which we have avoided so far.

Anyway, the service department have suggested that I take them off the wall (they are hared-wired to the electric supply and probably weigh 30-40Kg each and send them to them to refill).
I told them to not be so ridiculous but have got nothing to lose by fixing them myself.

So, if anyone has done this or knows how much about the liquid levels required then please get in touch!

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Re: Heated Towel Rail servicing

For self-doctoring, see the comment by Maxi in this Haus-Forum.ch thread:

http://www.haus-forum.ch/topic/7036-...C3%BCllen-mit/
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Re: Heated Towel Rail servicing

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For self-doctoring, see the comment by Maxi in this Haus-Forum.ch thread:

http://www.haus-forum.ch/topic/7036-...C3%BCllen-mit/
Thanks for the link. I knew there needed to be a mix of water and glycol but wasn't sure about the percentage.

The problem with knowing that I need to leave an expansion gap of 15% percent is that the only way I can calculate this is to drain the radiator, fill it to the top, drain it again and measure the volume and then re-add this minus 15%.
I was hoping (probably with more hope than I can realistically expect), for someone to say that the level, with, for example 25'C water temperature needs a gap of, for example, 20cm at the top.

I guess I can add a bit at a time until it starts working.
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