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Smart mix valve reassebly and alignment

The Smart mix valve, How do you align the"screw" adjustment knob to the valve mechanism when putting the housing together.

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  • bradley t Feb 16, 2008

    Thank you , The piston fell out when I replaced the pump...I knew that the screw threads and the cam part of the piston had mesh.... I just couldn't figure the piston position. Thanks again

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Have the piston on the screw threads, put the knob on the water only setting, then after the piston is on, turn slightly so it doesn't come off, just before you put the housing all of the way down, turn the knob back to the water only setting and then push the top all of the way down. Turn the knob back and froth and if it turns smoothly, then it should be ok. If you put the top down and it is straight, the piston will go into the slot ok.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    Lauren Junge Feb 16, 2008

    You are welcome.





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The smart mix knob is connected to a piston that slides up and down into the automix assembly. This piston has come off of the smartmix knob and left the unit on water only setting. Sometimes the smart mix knob breaks on the bottom side letting loose the piston.

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If you feel like you're forcing something when putting the hood back on, you probably are, so stop and check to make sure all the hoses are where they are supposed to be.

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The smart mix knob is connected to a piston that slides up and down into the automix assembly. This piston has come off of the smartmix knob and left the unit on water only setting. Sometimes the smart mix knob breaks on the bottom side letting loose the piston.

This can be a difficult repair. You have to unscrew the flow indicator window and remove the fan and screen(pay attention to how they come out, most people want to put the pointed end of the white screen down. It goes up.) Place a piece of 2X4, a book, something underneath the machine, between the rear wheels. This will lift the wheels into the air, and keep everything in place when you remove the hood. Take the 6 screws out that hold the hood and lens. As you remove the hood try to do it slowly and pay special attention to any hoses that might try to pull off with it. If you don't get those hoses back into the right place, the machine will not work. The piston will probably be stuck into the automix assembly when you get the hood off. It is a three inch black cylinder with an O ring on it. If you hold the hood upside down and place the cornered side of the piston into the corner of the housing between the knob and the solution chamber, you should be able to hook the winding on the knob with the piston and then turn the knob to screw the piston down into the windings. It won't lock into place, but hold it there well enough to put the machine back together correctly.

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