It sounds like there is trash in it keeping it from closing all the way. It would be best if you remove the needle valve too when you let it blow wide open. This way, when it blows, it blows hard to dislodge whatever is in there and then nothing gets trapped by the needle valve. If you don't want to remove the needle valve, open it wide open when you let it blow hard.jerrybforl;89683 said:... I turned off the timer after I reconnected to see if the flow stopped. It slowed down, but it didn't shut off. I will remove the BC, turn up the reg to 50 PSI, and then turn the bottle off and on a few times to dislodge anything that may block the flow.
Hopefully this will work....
It is defective then. Will AP.com or Burkert replace it or maybe send you the parts (O-ring, etc) to fix it yourself? The people at Burkert (engineers, quality control, etc) really need to know about it.jerrybforl;89795 said:Well I gave them a call, and he said that the seal probably had a piece of debris on it. I undid the screw and pulled the solenoid apart. The black O-Ring had a small tear in it.
My answers are really shooting from the hip rather than based on knowledge and experience. And, also depending on if AP.com or Burkert will replace your defective solenoid.jerrybforl;89795 said:So I have a few questions.
It needs the O-ring to seal properly. Do you still have the small broken piece? Burkert's might need it for investigation.jerrybforl;89795 said:1. Will me removing that small piece affect the rest of the O-Ring? Or do I need to get a new one?
Contact Cleaner, I think.jerrybforl;89795 said:2. What is the best way to clean off the rod in the solenoid?
It might not be needed if a new O-ring is installed.jerrybforl;89795 said:3. Is there a lubricant that needs to be on the rod?
It should move freely.jerrybforl;89795 said:It doesn't slide apart easily. I remember when I first got it that it did.
Hey! I told you about silicone tape in post #6 above. :watermelon: I meant to say Teflon tape. Brain Fart, I had!jerrybforl;89802 said:... 2. Be careful with your teflon tape. I had a small piece that was caught inside of the solenoid. GOOD CALL MATT!!! ...
Left C;89693 said:Pieces of silicone tape are probably the most common "piece of trash" that causes the solenoid to not close all the way. I hope that this is your problem as it is easily corrected.