Solenoid faulty

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by gaboon, 14 Dec 2009.

  1. gaboon

    gaboon

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    Hooked up my calcium reactor last night, regulator indicates there is CO2, plug it in, solenoid light comes on but no bubbles:(

    What can I do? I thought these would be fail safe.
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    It sounds like you solenoid is broken Gaboon. It also happen to mines some years back and I had to have it replaced.
    Which unit do you have?
     
  4. Nemos Janitor

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    Two types of solenoid valves available. A NO (normally open) and a NC (normally closed) You have checked that it does not supply gas with the solenoid switched off? Oh and they are directional. Make sure the gas pressure side is connected to the IN > on the solenoid.
     
  5. Yuri

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    he must have a normal close n/c
    why do you not take it apart and give it marine grease and check the seals
     
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    have you tried removing it and blow through it?
     
  7. gaboon

    gaboon Thread Starter

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    It's the saga unit, geez, never knew you get 2 types, mine must be the nc, got a aquamedic unit from someone yesterday, will try take it apart. Thanks for the advise.
     
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