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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2010, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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CO2 Solenoid sticking open!!!

I have been having problems with my new solenoid, controlled by ph controller, it's a clippard solenoid.

it sticks open and toggling power on and off doesn't get it to recover. I have taken it apart and cleaned with rubbing alcholol which seems to get it working again but it then seems to stick open again a couple weeks later

it's a spring loaded mechanism when solenoid is off, to push a rod upwards and reseal and block the flow of CO2.

Any one have suggestions. I'm guessing debris is in the solenoid is the problem. anyone else with this problem. Are other solenoids a better design to solve this. It's really PITA.

any permanent fixes for this.

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