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Old 09-03-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Angry Need help with plastic valve

Had water leak in 86 excela. Leaking right where water comes from pump. Replaced drain valve & "T" connection next to leak & connected to pipe leading away. That solved the leak. My problem now is that the drain valve cannot be shut off. During assembly I checked the valve by blowing through it. When valve is shut cannot blow through it. When I install into the system you cannot completely shut off the drain no matter which way you turn valve. Got the connections and directions from A/S tech. On the valve there is an arrow showing water flow. When he showed me how to install it the flow was against the arrow. I questioned it but he did not expand. Due to the lack of space I installed it as he suggested. It could not be shut off. Took first valve back & got another but with same results. I'm not sure I have enough room to reverse the valve. Suggestions??

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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Are you saying the handle on the valve doesn't have enough room to travel the full rotation to close the valve?

How about a picture of the valve?

Is this the Bypass valve or a true Drain valve?
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.
There is enough room to rotate the valve the way I've had it installed. It's only about a 99 degree travel. Just talked with the a/s tech & discussed the fact that we are going against the arrow which I assume is the flow. He thinks that might be it. I don't know if this is a drain or bypass valve. I'm not sure how to tell the difference. Going to remove & try to reinstall with arrow in other direction if there is enough room.

If that doesn't work or I can't get it done, I'll be back & will post pics.

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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Just reversed the valve & that seems to have it fixed. Haven't let it sit overnight with some pressure but at least it's not like Niagara Falls. Should have followed my initial instincts.

Thanks for your interest.

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