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    Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    Hi folks,
    I have a Goldline GVA-24 valve actuator which controls a valve that turns off/on water going to a spillway.
    The actuator is connected to a Pentair Easy Touch 4 control system. The actuator has stopped working.

    The actuator electrical cable (3 wire) is connected to the “valve B” actuator 3 pin connector on the Easy Touch Controller. Upon removing the pin connector at the Easy Touch Controller I used a multi-tester and determined I am getting 24v at the pin connector from the white and black pins when the spillway button is on and 24 v on the black and red pins with the spillway button off. I believe this is normal so I’m going to conclude the Easy Touch Controller is not at fault.

    I noticed that the actuator motor while I was doing this testing got very hot.

    It appears the fault is with the actuator. Can this actuator be repaired and is there any testing of the actuator than can help in determining why it has failed?
    Tim
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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    I just replaced one. Mine was activating but with high pitch whine. I took the top off and the motor was seized. I ordered a replacement (exact match but new), After I paid full price I found intermatic has drop replacement for half the price. I have ordered 2...we shall see if they are as dependable..


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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    rbinn, can you post the web site for the intermatic unit you ordered? How did you determine the motor was seized? I guess there is no replacement parts for these valves.

    Does the intermatic have the same 3 pin connector as the Goldline?
    Tim
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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    I'm away from home till later today but will post tonight.

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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    timjet,

    Here is what I ordered, it looks exactly the same: Intermatic PE24VA 24-Volt Pool/Spa Water Valve Actuator: Amazon.ca: Patio, Lawn Garden

    The plug for the board is attached as the replacement GVA24 was. It's going to take me a bit to test so no feed back yet. Time will tell. It was 156.07 to my door. The GVA24 through a dealer was 268.80.

    Cheers,
    R
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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    Thanks R, I was hoping to get repair parts. I'll try the intermatic.
    Tim
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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    The Intermatic one will work with any automation system that uses the 24v actuator. I've used the Intermatic one several times as a replacement but I do not like them as much. Doesn't seem as solid or quick as a Pentair or Hayward.
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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    Hi ps0303,

    What kind of lifespan did you get?

    R
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    Re: Goldline GVA-24 Actuator failed

    Well they are still in use to my knowledge. Installed about a year now. I only used them twice but went back to the Hayward and Pentair brands for any future installs.
    Paul
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