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Old 07-27-2015, 07:32 PM
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What was wrong with this valve

Had a valve today (Hunter SRV) that wouldn't open. Earlier this year in June I replaced the solenoid and it worked. Took it apart and the part on the bottom inside flow control had broken (2nd one I've found this year) and I assumed this is why it would not open. I replaced the top end from a PGV. The valve opened one time and then no more. It would open with the manual bleed valve but not by turning the solenoid. Ended up cutting it out but was just wondering what was the root of the issue?
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:50 PM
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Possibly clogged ports under the solenoid. Warped maybe?
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:44 PM
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Possibly clogged ports under the solenoid. Warped maybe?
Didn't mention but solenoid port in main body was open, was thinking warped or cracked body
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:43 PM
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Just looking at Hunter valves and going on my own experiences....

Lot of times with any product and brand they make old and new versions NON-interchangeable. The valves look very similar but there are subtle differences. Such as the bleeder arrangement and possibly the solenoid communication chamber port. I've seen this with the Toro 252. We have properties that have older ones and the solenoids are located in different locations (new ones located on exit side of valve, old ones have the solenoid on the side); a top from a new one doesn't go well with the bottom of an older ones. And like someone mentioned too, debris can get stuck in the port inside the valve, and a cracked/warped assembly can cause issues. When you put the new top on did you make sure to put on the solenoid on the correct side?
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:53 AM
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Just looking at Hunter valves and going on my own experiences....

Lot of times with any product and brand they make old and new versions NON-interchangeable. The valves look very similar but there are subtle differences. Such as the bleeder arrangement and possibly the solenoid communication chamber port. I've seen this with the Toro 252. We have properties that have older ones and the solenoids are located in different locations (new ones located on exit side of valve, old ones have the solenoid on the side); a top from a new one doesn't go well with the bottom of an older ones. And like someone mentioned too, debris can get stuck in the port inside the valve, and a cracked/warped assembly can cause issues. When you put the new top on did you make sure to put on the solenoid on the correct side?
Yes, solenoid was located correctly
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:57 PM
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Didn't mention but solenoid port in main body was open, was thinking warped or cracked body
What about the ports in the bonnet? Was it a new or old diaphragm?
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:16 PM
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What about the ports in the bonnet? Was it a new or old diaphragm?
Everything was new except the main body
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:50 PM
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