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My relief valve is leaking pretty bad. why is it dripping constantly?

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Before disassembling your valve try activating it a couple of times. Sometimes, especially if its dirt or sediment, it will clear the valve.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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Hello there
the relief valve works on spring pressure
if the seat that seals the valve closed gets dirt or junk in it it will constantly lift and drip or leak
also if the spring gets weak will not work like it should so i would start their by removing the valve and dissasembeling the valve if you are positive that you can do itand check the spriing or the seal and replace as nessassary or just replace the valve they are not usually too expensive
ok best regards michael

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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    Michael Thomas Sep 28, 2009

    Hello there
    the relief valve works on spring pressure
    if the seat that seals the valve closed gets dirt or junk in it it will constantly lift and drip or leak
    also if the spring gets weak will not work like it should so i would start their by removing the valve and dissasembeling the valve if you are positive that you can do itand check the spriing or the seal and replace as nessassary or just replace the valve they are not usually too expensive
    ok best regards michael

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