How to Disassemble a Solenoid Valve

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The solenoid valve is designed to change electrical energy into a magnetic field, allowing a motor or device to be put into motion. The solenoid valve is activated by a switch and can occasionally burn out, requiring the valve to be replaced or rebuilt. Disassembling the solenoid valve is not difficult, but it takes a little patience to remove the individual parts. You can disassemble the solenoid valve yourself with a few basic tools in about an hour.

Things You'll Need

  • Pipe wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Verify that the system is not pressurized by opening the pressure valve with a pipe wrench before attempting to disassemble the solenoid valve.

  • Unfasten the screws on the top of the solenoid valve with a screwdriver and turn the enclosing tube locknut counterclockwise to remove it from the solenoid valve.

  • Take the enclosing tube and gasket off the stem of the solenoid valve body.

  • Remove the stem and plunger of the solenoid valve from the valve body and take the seat disk off the top of the body.

  • Lift the valve body off the solenoid valve's manual lift stem and slide the lift stem out of the solenoid valve base.

Tips & Warnings

  • To avoid injury, always depressurize the system before attempting to disassemble the solenoid valve.

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