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Clippard Solenoid Valve Still Sticks

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by inkslinger, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. inkslinger

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    It seems that every time I undo my regulator to get my tank filled and put every thing back together it will get stuck open when the timer shuts off.
    I tried to clean with it with an air can an it will work a bit then stick again.
    Can I add a dab of WD30 to the stem will that work?
     
  2. Philosophos

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    I wouldn't use any lubricants personally; fish will be breathing the stuff. Think contaminated air while scuba diving. Try taking the solenoid apart, dusting everything, then putting it back together. I had the same problem at one point, and it seemed to go away after that.

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  3. inkslinger

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    I do that just about every fill up?
     
  4. Philosophos

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    Can you get your hands on another of the same temporarily? You could always go for trial and error; see which part is malfunctioning through replacement. Order the part once identified.

    This link might be helpful, maybe there's something they mention that you haven't checked:

    YouTube - Solenoid Valve How It Works

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