Zone valve motor replacement

Old 01-05-05, 07:08 PM
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Zone valve motor replacement

I have a 3 zone system with Honeywell zone valves. In the last couple of weeks I noticed that one zone wasn't getting any hot water. I looked at the zone valves and found that on the zone that wasn't working, I couldn't move the switch that reads "Auto" vs "Manual". I assume that means something is wrong with that motor since the system was working fine and nothing has been changed anywhere in the system. I was thinking to put on a new valve motor but wanted to see if there were any tricks or stumbling blocks. Also, does replacing the valve motor sound like a reasonable approach? Thanks for any help.

Old 01-10-05, 06:24 PM
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The motor is the least expensive way to repair that valve. You can replace the whole head but probably don't need to. When you buy a motor, you get 2 wire nuts and a new screw to hold it on. It is a piece of cake to replace.


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