Auto Dump Valve

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  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Seem to have a bit of a problemo, My Frost Protection Dump Valve isn't working, it won't close:Sad:

    We last used our M/H in Jan, when we came home we (actually thats ME!, Mrs R thinks she's on holiday as soon as we leave the drive, and when home "technical stuff is your Department"), But I digress!:Doh:
    I emptied the System, wiped out the Tank, left all taps open and pushed the dump Valve down, to open it.
    Today, because we are going to a Rally over the Weekend , I decided to test the system, only to find the Valve no workee:Angry:

    Question; Did I do something wrong?:Doh:

    If the valve is U/S where do I get a replacement, and if I have To, can I bypass the blinking thing temporarily, without causing a problem until the part arrives.

    Tried Geoff Cox, still waiting to hear back from them.

    Any advise gratefully received as always: :notworthy::notworthy:
     
  2. BwB

    BwB Funster Life Member

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    What was the air temp when you tried this? I only ask as I did the same thing today and had a bit of a panic but then wondered about the air temp where the valve is. So waited until this afternoon once the sun had come 'round and bingo, it stayed up.

    We had quite a heavy frost this morning so I guess the 'van took a while to warm up.

    Just and idea.

    PS, a peg is the temporary answer to the fix. Lift up the plunger and clip it with the peg :)
     
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  3. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Will watch this with interest as ours "dribbles" occasionally. Is this normal or do I need to think about a replacement? Thanks. :Smile:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    comes with age Ken, see your GP :Laughing:
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Oi!!! :Angry:
     
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    I think that might be an age thing Ken, I'm not looking forward to it at all.......:Laughing:

    Bugger, Pappajohn beat me too it.......::Doh:
     
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    And me :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Could well be the cause. Our previous van didn't have an auto valve so we're having to get used to it on the Burstner. We have had to run the heating for a short while a couple of times to raise the temperature around the valve sufficiently for it to stay closed.
     
  9. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Yeh thanks BwB, it was this arvo, and warm, and yes, did have a peg in place, but pump kept working after the system was bled, and water kept exhausting from the system, still thinking of By passing the Valve, until I can get hold of a replacement.

    But it seems slagging yer mate off is the go:Angry:
     
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    1948 Read Only Funster

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    I emptied the System, wiped out the Tank, left all taps open and pushed the dump Valve down, to open it.

    When I 1st used the dump valve, I thought that it was not closing as it kept dropping when I tried to close it by lifting the valve. Eventually realised that I was not pulling the valve up firm enough so gave it a hard pull and it locked into place Could you be experiencing the same problem??? Just a thought, give it a hard pull and see what happens.
     
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    Sorry bad taste post removed

    :Eeek::thumb:
     
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    Hi Rangitira,

    If you don't have power to the valve, it will not stay closed at ambient temperatures below 6 degrees C. Turn on the heating but turn the thermostat right down, to prevent the heating coming on, that way, you are only powering the dump valve, and not using any gas

    HTH,

    Jock.
     
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    Put a hair dryer on it for about 10 seconds it stays up then. so does the dump valve :Wink:
     
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    Didn't bother me. :Smile:
     
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    Just for information purposes, the new style valve on the Caioca has a tap type lever you need to realign, and then there is a reset button to push!! How do I know, I did mine over the last weekend!! HTH:cry:
     
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    Dribbles

    We have the Truma C6002 gas and electric boiler with the electronic dump valve. Ours had the "Dribbles" last year and cleaning out the system with vinegar in the hope of removing any lime deposits did not work. I got a replacement from the retail arm of Tuma, which is called Miriad Products. Around £50.00 or so. This cured the problem and was easy to fit DIY.

    Interestingly the electronic valve has now been superceeded by the new non electrical type so I wonder if these things had been giving problems
     
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  17. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Thanks Fellas some good tips there from you all. Had decided to change the valve from Auto to Manual. But tried the Hair dryer (well paint stripper gun) and it worked


    All power to you all:notworthy::notworthy::thumb:
     
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    It worked for me so passed it on glad it helped :thumb: Gray.
     
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