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[MQ Valve] - Fixing broken wires (low cut wires on the solenoid)

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#1 R-M-I


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

So..you sheared your wires huh? And now you feel dumb?

Well, maybe you should feel dumb. Atleast that will teach you not to shear your wires again right?

Anyway, this page isn't about telling you how much of a moron you are. Here we are to tell you how to fix it again once you messed up your ever so lovely MQ-valve.

Step1: Remove it from the marker ofcourse.

Step2: remove solenoid from pilot housing by unscrewing the little set-screw.

Step3: Use a small flat screwdriver to take off the cap where the wires go.
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Step4: remove some of the insulation, to reveal the wires underneath.
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Step5: remove remains of old sheared wire, replace by securing the new wire directly to the coil-wire. Route the new wires in the designated slots and make them both exit at the notch of the solenoid.

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Step6: Re-insulate the coil. I use teflon-tape myself..due to it not being too bulky..and it does the job nicely.. but here, anything NON-conductive will work. Just be sure to not use too much so getting the coil back into the solenoidhousing will be a problem.

Step7: Reinsert the insulated coil into the solenoidhousing and put the top-cap back on.
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Congratulations, you actually managed to fix it without totally ruining it in the process.

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