ERIE Zone Valve not closing all the way

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-03-12, 10:21 AM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
ERIE Zone Valve not closing all the way

Is it possible to replace the return spring in an older ERIE 465B307-GA1 valve? It appears the spring is not able to fully close the valve. If I turn up the heat the valve opens, and when I turn the heat down it partially closes (80%). I am able to take the cover off and push on the actuator(?) (arm that connects to the motor) to close it fully. Would WD40 to clean off the spring and then a lubricant after help or could the spring just be getting too old to push back? The part is from 1996.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-07-12, 06:26 AM
Houston204's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,426
Received 17 Votes on 14 Posts
I have cleaned the spring on Erie valves with WD40 and a toothbrush sized wire brush before and it would then fully close.

If you can locate a replacement, they are not very expensive.
 
  #3  
Old 07-07-12, 06:18 PM
G
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,970
Received 11 Votes on 11 Posts
I would replace it......................
 
  #4  
Old 07-09-12, 06:21 AM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks for the replies, I would replace it by my skills are somewhat limited. I found a plumber it was looking like around $450 which included recharging the system. If I can get away with replacing the spring that would be the most cost effective.

Houston204, did you pull the spring off the valve to clean it? Did you need a special tool to get it off and on? I was even thinking of installing a second pull spring to help out with closing, attach it to the actuator and then too the joist leaving the lid off of course....
 
  #5  
Old 07-14-12, 10:34 PM
Houston204's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,426
Received 17 Votes on 14 Posts
Solidyne Corporation

The spring closed, power open Erie zone valves that I work with have a small black release button to remove the actuator.

Refilling the loop would not be required to replace the actuator.

Cleaning it may prove to be a regular chore untill replacement occurs.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: