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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,

I changed my C02 cylinder 2 days ago and I noticed after few hours that there is no more bubble comming out of my diffuser.

I cleaned in and restarted the bubble. It was good until 5 min later, no more bubble.

I disconnected everything (hoses, diffuser, check valve) to have only the cylinder, the solenoid valve and the bubble counter. I adjusted the bubble rate and after few minutes, no more bubbles.

So the problem is either the cylinder, the valve or the bubble counter.

Any ideas ?


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Try unplugging and replugging the solenoid, if you get 5 more minutes iy means the solenoid coil may be weak and not holding the solenoid open correctly
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Try unplugging and replugging the solenoid, if you get 5 more minutes iy means the solenoid coil may be weak and not holding the solenoid open correctly
That's what I did! Seems to works.

I think my cat made it fall on the ground. The solenoid must have been damaged slightly.
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That's what I did! Seems to works.

I think my cat made it fall on the ground. The solenoid must have been damaged slightly.
You may want to strap down the cylinder to the wall/cabinet. A falling CO2 regulator poses a risk, as the regulator can snap off the cylinder stem, causing the cylinder to launch off like a rocket!

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