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Thread: Valve actuator stopped working

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    Valve actuator stopped working

    Checked wires they are ok. Is there a fuse or relay. I have 2 actuator valves to
    Turn jets on jacuzzi . Please help.

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    Re: Valve actuator stopped working

    If you can physically move the valve then the problem is in the electronics inside the actuator. If you can work on getting that cover off you might be able to clean the contacts that operate the valve, if not, you will have to replace the valve.

    When my valve died all the plastic gearing in it simply broke apart in several chucks so I had to replace it. I would ask (for future use) does you actuator sit out in the open, uncovered environment? If so you might want to consider some sort of home made cover for it (like a bucket).

    Bob E.

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    Re: Valve actuator stopped working

    On my actuator, I can loosen the screw in the center of the lever, push in on it, a and it allows the valve to be operated manually.
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    Re: Valve actuator stopped working

    Do both actuators not work? Or is it only one?

    There should be a switch under the bottom of the actuator, if you switch it does the actuator move?
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    Re: Valve actuator stopped working

    Note that some brands of actuators are not easily moveable by hand ... they required you to open them up to disable the cam.

    Intermatic and Jandy do allow moving it manually easily as chiefwej describes. Compool and Pentair do not allow easily moving the valve manually and require a more in depth process described in their manual.
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    Re: Valve actuator stopped working

    Need to know the mfg. of both the valve actuator, and the automation running it...
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