Take apart Generalaire 1042 Solenoid valve...

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Old 12-04-17, 05:57 AM
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Take apart Generalaire 1042 Solenoid valve...

How do I take apart the solenoid valve shown in the attached picture?
 
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Old 12-04-17, 06:10 AM
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I use a face pin spanner because I happen to have one.
Precise 4mm Pin Hole Adjustable Face Spanner Wrench - 7016-0042 - Penn Tool Co., Inc
A flat blade screw driver held at a steep angle and a tap with a hammer will work in a pinch.
 
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Old 12-04-17, 06:39 AM
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Thanks, using a screw driver works but I watch another video and didn't realize there is a tiny filter in the orifice & strainer assembly which might be clogged.

Maybe I will soak it in CLR or hot water to unclog it. Do I really need the orifice and strainer assembly?

When I disconnect it from the solenoid and turn on the water, the water doesn't come out the end and instead comes out the fitting instead.
 
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Old 12-04-17, 09:36 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

When I disconnect it from the solenoid and turn on the water, the water doesn't come out the end and instead comes out the fitting instead.
I'm sure it made sense when you typed it but it's not clear.

Certainly you need a strainer and orifice. The strainer keeps the orifice from clogging and the orifice meters the proper amount of water onto the media.

I've never taken one of those valves apart.... I just change them.
 
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