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Drain valve open when I have low water pressure.then it keeps trying to refill

Is this an air lock drain or a water pressure drain

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Hot water valve leaking how do I take part no.


You will need to turn off the water heater first. Shut off cold water inlet valve to tank. Open the drain at bottom with hose attached to suitable drainage area, hot water will damage plants and grass so if you want to use the water let unit cool off for a few hours or drain down past the valve level. You can open the release on the temp/pressure vale and it will help vent and allow you to know the level. Take a small pipe wrench or large channel lock pliers and remove the drain line pipe connected to the valve body. Open a faucet that is the longest run and wait. The valve can be found at most home centers and are basically all the same with the BTU and pressure rating on the label. Take with you to match length and ratings. Apply Teflon tape or pipe dope on threads to help seal the fitting and tighten up till unit is secure and the opening points down for overflow pipe installation, reseal and tighten. Close off drain and refill with faucet and valve release open, when water starts to run out of valve close and continue filling until all air is bled out. Then relight water heater or turn on power. Check for leaks and test valve for operation. The TP valve should be tested annually for safety.

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Washing machine drain problem


Here's a few instruction's How to Diagnose Washing Machine Problems

Step 1:
If the washer won't start, check the power cord or reset the circuit breaker depending on the issue. It may be overheated and shut off temporarily. Let it cool for 30 minutes, and if it still won't start, call a professional.

Step 2:
If the motor transmission failed or the drive belt has broken, these need the assistance of a professional.

Step 3:
If the washer won't drain, clean out the drain hose and straighten any kinks. If the drain hose fits too tightly in the standpipe, adjust it to allow for a minimum of 1.25 inches for airflow so water can drain.

Step 4:
If the washer won't fill or fills slowly, turn the faucet handles counterclockwise as far as possible. This is usually the result of partially open faucets.

Step 5:
Call a profession if the washer overfills. This means the water-inlet valve or switch is defective.


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How to Clean Hot Water Heater


You may just think that you need to clean it out or you may be getting cloudy dirty water from it. Anyway, you want to clean out the hot water heater but have no ides how to do it.
Here are the steps you need to take to get the job done.

Before beginning it is a good idea to have a new pressure and temperature relief valve and a new drain valve on hand to use if needed. If you don not have a valve on your cold water line going into the hot water heater then you need to install one or have one installed.

First you need to shut off the gas or electric to your hot water heater, which ever way you heat your hot water.

Next hook up a hose to the bottom drain valve of the hot water heater. Run this hose outdoors or to a floor drain.

Open the drain valve to start the water flowing out of the tank. The relief valve will then need to be opened to allow air to go in to replace the water going out. If you do not allow air to go into the tank it will air lock and no water will flow out.

When the tank is empty you can then start the cleaning process. To do this you will need to open the cold water valve full on for a half minute or so. Then let the water and sediment drain out. Reopen the cold valve again and then drain. Repeat this process until you get clean clear water when you drain the water. Then you know that the tank is clean.

If the drain valve gets plugged when empting the water, you may need to use a wire to unplug it or even replace the drain valve.

The relief valve will often leak after opening it to allow the air in. It is best to replace it to be sure you will not have a leak.

Be careful of the hot water as you initially drain the tank.

Refill the tank and open a hot faucet to release all the air from the tank as you fill it.
When you get water out of the hot faucet again, you can restart you heater by lighting the burner or reapplying power to the heater.

You now have a nice clean hot water heater again!!


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How do I drain the tank for maintainence?


Turn the gas valve to pilot and leave it there. This way the pilot will stay on but it wont try to heat and you dont have to re light the pilot. Turn off the water supply valve to the heater. Open the drain valve at the bottom of the heater and hold the lever open on the pop off valve towards the top of the tank. This will allow air into the tank and it will drain faster. If there is not a floor drain nearby you can hook a garden hose to the drain valve. When you are finished do not turn the gas valve back on until the heater is full of water. Open sink faucets when filling tank with water to avoid excess pressure.

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Hot water leaking from what i think to be the pop off valve. i tried to tighten it a little and it started leaking more. The unit is 16 years old. The excess water is draining into the catch pan and then...


Hello
16 yrs old? Im guesing this is a hot water heater.Not a air conditioner.

If its still making hot water you may not need to replace the whole unit.
The valve that is leaking is a high pressur relief valve and they do go bad the sprigs become weak over time and some corrosion may not allow the valve to seat properly.

1st step is to shut off all incoming and out going water to the tank.
2nd Shut off fuel or gas to the unit, and annonce to everyone your are working on the hot water heater.
3rd at the very bottom should be a drain valve much like a hose spicket,open this slowly and drain the tank,remember the water will be hot.You may not need to drain it all the way,while draining pop open the relief valve,when you stop getting water from it,you are below it and can turn the drain valve off.
4th remove old relief valve and replace with a new one,i think they are rated at 15 psi or 30 psi blowoff pressure,hopefully there is a tag on it with that info.

When you go to install your new one use some pipe thread compound or teflon tape around the threads before you reinstall valve.
Once done slowly refill tank with water, check for leaks.When full open up hot water valve to house and relight buner.open a faucet in kitchen to hot to bleed off any air.

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On the sundance spa optima the watchdog error came on the control board a few seconds after the hottub was turned back on after refilling, how can i fix this?


You probably just have an air lock at the pump. This will keep it from pumping water. You just need to open the drain valve for a few seconds to relieve the air. when it runs water you should be good to go.

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My pressure relief valve opens, why? I have an American Std boiler Mod# GPMX8. My pressure valve was leaking and boiler was operating at 16psi. After replacing the pressure valve. I refilled boiler and was...


if you have a captive air expansion tank its most likely bad and leaking inside. means the rubber bladder leaked internally. cheap money and easy to replace. do not even try to test the air pressure in an old one. or try to refill it. replace it. good luck

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H20 error on Coyote Drifter Hot Tub


Air locks are a common occurrence after a drain and refill.
An air pocket gets trapped right in the pump volute, where the impeller is housed. So, the impeller sits in a pocket of air. It will spin there all day long, or until the cows come home, if they ever do? And you will never have water movement.
anyway, what needs to happen, is that air pocket needs to be pushed out of there! And the atmospheric pressure on the water in the tub will be your friend.
If you have isolation valves before and after your equipment, close the valve on the discharge side of the pump. Leave the suction side valve open.
loosen the union a couple of turns, on the discharge side of the pump, or one of the unions at the heater assembly, it doesn't matter which of the three.
You will get water, then the HISS of Air!
Let all the air come out, then water again, for about 3-5 seconds, then tighten. Open the closed valve. Start system. It should take off.
Good luck.

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Water temp. reading isn't the the same as the actual water temp. hot tub says heater dry


If you have drained the spa latly and refilled you could have an air lock keeping the heater dry. Simpley find the drain valve under the spa and open it till it run's water. This should help the problem by letting the pressure even in the pipeing and flooding. Good luck.

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No water from well.


If the water pressure reads 50 psi, then, the submersible pump is running okey. Do these:
1. Shut the power off.
2. Release the pressure of the tank by opening the
gate valve and free the air inside.
3.Drain the water inside your pressure tank empty by
opening the drain plug at the bottom.
4. Then, replace the drain plug .
5. Check the flow control valve. From full close
position, adjust to 1/4 open position. However, if it
is using a gate valve as flow control, Just open two
full turn counter clockwise.
6. Put the power on.
7. And start the submersible pump and allow it to
run until the pressure tank is pressurized.
8. At 20 psi pressure, open your faucet, and see if
you've got water.

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