Troubleshooting

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My solenoid valve is not working. What could be wrong?
The seal material is compatible with the medium that’s being put through the valve
Make sure there is a proper electrical connection (voltage, current, frequency) Use a multimeter to test all components.
The valve seal and orifice are free from debris.
The installed position of the valve is correct. Some valves will only work in certain positions.
The installed position of the valve is correct. Some valves will only work in certain positions.
The valve operates within the specific pressure range. Some valves have minimum pressures requirements to function properly.
The coil is disconnected or burned out. Check your wiring to the coil and confirm the valve is receiving the correct specifications. OHMs can be checked to determine if the coil has burned out.
The valve is leaking when it's in the closed position?
The seal material is compatible with the medium. If the medium is not compatible it may cause the seal to shrink or contract.
Debris in the valve commonly prevent the valve from properly sealing. This can be caused by pipe tape, dirt or hard water deposits.
Make sure there is a proper electrical connection (voltage, current, frequency). Use a multimeter to test all components.
N/C Valve will not open
Inspect the valve for damage. Has it been dropped or submerged?
Make sure there is a proper electrical connection (voltage, current, frequency). Use a multimeter to test all components.
N/C Valve will not close
The seal material is compatible with the medium. If the medium is not compatible it may cause the seal to shrink or contract.
Debris in the valve commonly prevent the valve from properly sealing. This can be caused by pipe tape, dirt or hard water deposits.
Make sure there is a proper electrical connection (voltage, current, frequency). Use a multimeter to test all components.
N/O Valve will not close
The seal material is compatible with the medium. If the medium is not compatible it may cause the seal to shrink or contract.
Debris in the valve commonly prevent the valve from properly sealing. This can be caused by pipe tape, dirt or hard water deposits.
The valve operates within the specific pressure range. Some valves have minimum pressures requirments to function properly.
N/O Valve will not open
The valve operates within the specific pressure range. Some valves have minimum pressures requirements to function properly.
Inspect the valve for damage. Has it been dropped or submerged?
Make sure there is a proper electrical connection (voltage, current, frequency). Use a multimeter to test all components.
I think N/O I received is a normally closed. (When I blow through it no air is passed)
Confirm the specific valves specifications because some valves have minimum pressures requirements to function properly.
The Valve makes noise
AC coils may have a slight hum do to cycle cycling. If top nut is lose, tightening it may reduce the noise.
Dirt or wear in the armature may cause a humming noise. Clean Armature tube.
LOUD BUZZING. If your solenoid valve is buzzing loudly immediately disconnect the valve. This may be caused by incorrect voltage or power supply and can cause serious bodily harm or system damage if not corrected.
The valve gets extremley hot or emits smoke.
The solenoid valve will become warm or uncomfortably hot to the touch. This is typically normal as it is dissipating heat.
If your solenoid valve is extremely hot or emitting smoke immediately disconnect the valve. This may be caused by incorrect voltage or power supply and can cause serious bodily harm or system damage if not corrected.
Nothing happens when I connect power
Make sure there is a proper electrical connection (voltage, current, frequency). Use a multimeter to test all components.
The coil is disconnected or burned out. Check your wiring to the coil and confirm the valve is receiving the correct specifications. OHMs can be checked to determine if the coil has burned out.