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Old 12/21/2016, 09:56 AM   #51
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The pump does not make that much noise. How old is it? It may need to be replaced.

Or, you could try a pad of high-density neoprene or similar material between the bracket and the pump, without the mounting bolts.

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Old 12/24/2016, 02:34 PM   #52
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The pump is about 6 years old but with only about 1 month of run time. The pump itself is not loud but the vibration causes the wall or cabinet it is mounted on to vibrate.

I tried removing the bolts and letting the pump float on a rubber/cork antivibration pad but the vibration travels through the 1/4" and 3/8" tubing connections. I also tried disconnecting the pump and running 5 foot wiring and tubing connections and setting the pump on the concrete garage slab. But again, the vibration is transmitted through the tubing.


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Old 12/26/2016, 08:06 PM   #53
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Pumps are not normally that vibration-y.

I'm sorry but I have not other suggestions.

Maybe someone else does.

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Old 01/29/2017, 12:59 AM   #54
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A problem in my 8 year UHE system

Lately I begun to have something that never happened before:

The system works as it should (and always did for many years of work) until the time for it to stop by the upper float in my reservoir.
When it reaches this point, the pump stops but the water flow doesn't anf the pressure gauge move from 80psi to around 60psi and stays there.

This phenomena causes the continuation of the filling and eventually to flooding of the reservoir.

What to do?

(I live in Israel and as far as I know I am the only hobbyist to have this system in the country).
I need your advice to solve this problem.

Thank you,

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Old 01/29/2017, 01:04 AM   #55
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A problem in my 8 year UHE system

Lately I begun to have something that never happened before:

The system works as it should (and always did for many years of work) until the time for it to stop by the upper float in my reservoir.
When it reaches this point, the pump stops but the water flow doesn't and the pressure gauge moves from 80psi to around 60psi and stays there.

This phenomena causes the continuation of the filling and eventually to flooding of the reservoir.

What to do?

(I live in Israel and as far as I know I am the only hobbyist to have this system in the country).
I need your advice to solve this problem.

Thank you,

Moshe


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Old 01/30/2017, 09:25 AM   #56
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Hello Moshe,

Will the water stop if you unplug the power transformer?

If it does, then the control module is damaged.

If not, then there's something stuck inside the input solenoid valve.

You can take it apart and inspect and clean the interior components.

You do not have to remove it from the manifold, just unscrew it.

IF you need a new valve, you can probably find a replacement in Israel.

You should also install a high-limit safety back-up float valve on the reservoir.

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Old 01/30/2017, 10:18 AM   #57
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Hello Moshe,

Will the water stop if you unplug the power transformer?

If it does, then the control module is damaged.

If not, then there's something stuck inside the input solenoid valve.

You can take it apart and inspect and clean the interior components.

You do not have to remove it from the manifold, just unscrew it.

IF you need a new valve, you can probably find a replacement in Israel.

You should also install a high-limit safety back-up float valve on the reservoir.

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Thank you for the detailed reply.

When I unplug the power transformer the water does not stop.
It just continue while the pressure gauge shows around 60psi.
If I want to stop the water I need to shut off the water supply.

In this case, as you wrote, I will need to clean the interior components so please tell me which components and if possible a photo or draw of the part(s) to clean.

Thank you.


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Old 01/30/2017, 12:13 PM   #58
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Here's the valve:

http://spectrapure.com/Solenoid-Valv...ter_name=VALVE

The valve to the left of the pressure regulator is the input solenoid valve.

Un-screw the round body from the plumbed part. A spring and plunger will fall out.

Inspect the end of the plunger for smoothness and the hole in the rubber disc for obstructions.

Put it all back together and see if you've fixed it.

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Old 05/01/2017, 01:04 AM   #59
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Hi,

My UHE system doesn't seem to be flushing properly. When it comes time to flush, the waste line sounds like gurgling air and the 3/8 input from the reservoir is empty. If I reach down into the reservoir and put my finger against the 3/8 bulkhead, the suction that I feel is extremely weak.

Does the 3/8 line need to be primed? The UHE is mounted about 18-24" above the top float valve of the freshwater reservoir.

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Old 05/01/2017, 11:27 AM   #60
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Does the pump still make the 100 psi on the System Pressure Gauge?

If so, then it's not the problem.

It's possible that the vacuum suction of the pump is defeating a push fitting along that 3/8" line, including the Check Valve.

Try some waterproof grease on the ends of all tubes involved. Then push and twist them back into their fittings.

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Old 05/02/2017, 12:09 AM   #61
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Thanks Scott for the quick response. There was a tight bend coming out of the check valve on the 3/8 tubing. When a ran a new line with more slack everything is working as expected.

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