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Old 05-11-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Solenoid...

So, i'm pretty sure the solenoid on my CO2 regulator (Milwaukee) is toast... the gas cylinder IS full, i get my pressure on both gauges, and i hear the solenoid click when it gets plugged in and unplugged, but i don't think it's opening and i get nothing through the bubble counter... Anyone know where to get a replacement??? preferably the kind that connects between the regulator and bubble counter, as compared to the inline types.

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Interesting, if the solenoid is clicking I would think it's working properly.

Make sure you have fluid in the bubble counter so you can see that it's making bubbles (dumb, I know, but sometimes the simplest things...)

Also, remove the top of the bubble counter and then turn it on to see if it starts bubbling then. You may just have a kink in the line or something clogging it from being able to force through.

What is your low-side set to?
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:38 AM   #3
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though i would go with neilanh try to see if you can find the problem. normally if it clicks it should be working. i would take it apart and clean it make sure its not getting stuck.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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there is fluid in the counter, no kinks in line (took top of counter off to make sure), and the left gauge reads about 1000psi...
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i suppose i could put the bubble counter directly into the regulator until i fix or replace the solenoid.. anyone see issues involved with that?
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #6
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the electrical part of the solenoid may be working, but the mechanical side may have broken off.
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If it clicks its opening and shuting,can you check you have pressure before the mag valve and after the regulator
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What does your right-side guage read?
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gauge on the right won't drop below 95... but i can raise it slightly by adjusting the valve on the regulator.

thanks again for these replies everyone.
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yeah, something definately jammed up then.

Be careful if you do remove the solenoid, 95psi is a good amount of pressure to have built up that will have to release at some point. Just be careful when you do it so noone gets hurt.
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