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How to check and clean air chamber

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....overfilling probably because air chamber blocked. remove lid. you willsee a pressurestat somewhere at the top - usually round with anythingfrom 3 to 7 wires and a small tube underneath. follow hose down and itconnects to the air chamber. make sure this is free of gung and checkhose for splits and has no blockage.

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It appears your Pressure Switch has failed in this instance.

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