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Author Topic: Need a Permanent t fix  (Read 1264 times)

intensedrive

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Need a Permanent t fix
« on: November 17, 2015, 12:40:39 AM »

My leads keep coming off the solenoid.  I have crimped them down tight but a few weeks later they just pop off..  Huge mess when your boiler idles all night long.  We are heading into the cold season and I can't have this.  I can't believe I'm the only having this problem with this poor design.  Any one have the same problem and figured out a fix?

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Re: Need a Permanent t fix
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 01:39:04 AM »

Wow intensedrive you have been dealing with this problem for almost a year!    I'd put new connectors on the wires and try that. Or replace the solenoid or both. Doesn't hurt to have a back up solenoid.
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Re: Need a Permanent t fix
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 02:54:04 AM »

Instead of bending the connector, try twisting the blade just a bit to hold the connector tight and support the wires so they don't pull downward.
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Re: Need a Permanent t fix
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 03:54:31 AM »

I have drilled a wee little hole through both the blade and the slip on connector and twisted a number 14 piece of copper wire around them

or you could put anything through the hole such as a small sheet metal screw or a cotter pin. I liked the wire, it can fit in the tight space and is easily removable when replacement is needed
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Re: Need a Permanent t fix
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 06:15:16 PM »

Could pull the solenoid out and solder a couple sort pigtails on the blade. Then just crimp a male/female insulated blade connector combo on the appropriate wires. You should possibly have a spare solenoid on the shelf since these are prone to eating them. You could have the new one all soldered up with pigtails and terminals ready to go. If I start having trouble with mine, this is what I will be doing.
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Re: Need a Permanent t fix
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 08:53:21 PM »

Are the wires tied up so there is no tension on the connectors? If you haven't already, I would replace the ends  on the wire.
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Re: Need a Permanent t fix
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 04:27:57 PM »

Mine came off during the off season. I pulled the solenoid off and put new connectors on then used high temp electric tape and wrapped it around the body holding the wires on. Seems to do the trick.
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