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I have a LX40 and need parts list . I have a valve or solinoid that is leaking on upper back of machine

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I have an lx 30
i think its called a breaker fill valve
hobart sells a rebuild kit thats pretty easy
1str unscrew 2 screws that hold cap on and save
with pair of plyers or channel locks unscrew top where 2 screws were screwed into,counterclockwise,
should be a plastic plunger, with rubber seal, rermove and replace with new one from kit, use grease to grease shaft
re enstal.
make sure you have kit before you attempt this.
if you have hard water deposits, clean those areas best you can,on top nut, also if your lx has a booster heater, hard water will cause havic and expensive repairs, a water softner from the yellow pages , will be your lx s best friend, and their not expensive

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Go to sears website http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action?sid=PSHx20080129x00001 and that will give you a parts list

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