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Thread: Solar actuator gone bad.

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    Feb 2011
    Petaluma, Ca

    Solar actuator gone bad.

    The motorized valve that turns my solar on and off developed a leak in the stem, I guess the o-ring goes bad over time. I wasnt really worried because it was a slow drip, over the course of a year it increased to a more rapid drip. Other than being annoying I wasnt worried much but then on Monday the valve stopped working. Today when I took it apart I found that the water had mad it way up into the motor and its now shot. I wish I replaced the oring before this occured.
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Solar actuator gone bad.

    Uh Oh .. mine has been leaking a lot recently too. Guess I should do something about it while it is just seals and not the entire actuator.
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    Re: Solar actuator gone bad.

    Look for Intermatic Actuator on Amazon. It is less than $100
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