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Soclean check valve keeps filling with water
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Does anyone have a water problem with the Soclean 2 check valve? I use the new check valve for a month or less and then it fills with water. I called the company last month and they sent me a new one without charge. Then the same thing happened again. My Soclean unit is 2 years old.I have always followed the guidelines perfectly. For the first year of using the machine this never happened.
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#2
Hi wnorm,
I think you are supposed to replace those check valves fairly regularly, but it sounds like you are already doing that, not sure why you keep having trouble with your SoClean2.
Hang in there for suggestions.
trish6hundred
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#3
Thank-you for your response. I wonder when the unit has to be replaced.
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#4
If there is no water on the Soclean side of the check valve then the check valve is doing what it is supposed to, prevent the water from entering the Soclean. You must have your Soclean below the level of the humidifier and a siphon is forming.

If the Soclean side is dry just blow out the check valve and keep going.
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The so clean is at the same level as the humidifier. I even raised the black tube so to minimize any chance of a siphon forming.
Actually you are not supposed to blow out the check valve. I tried that in the past and water started flooding into the so clean. Once water collects inside the valve, you have to discard it.
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(10-16-2016, 10:08 PM)wnorm Wrote: The so clean is at the same level as the humidifier. I even raised the black tube so to minimize any chance of a siphon forming.
Actually you are not supposed to blow out the check valve. I tried that in the past and water started flooding into the so clean. Once water collects inside the valve, you have to discard it.
You must have a siphon going, how else is the water going to flow?. In the 3+ years I've had mine I never got a drop in my check valve and I usually fill my water reservoir prior to the Soclean running.

As for not being able to blow out the check valve, I'll look at mine tomorrow. Blowing it out shouldn't break it unless you go the wrong way.

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#7
As a final update concerning the defective check valve issues: I received a new check valve replacement from So-Clean without charge. I've been using it for about 2 months now without any problem. I suspect that some check valves I had previously ordered from an online shopping site, which shall remain nameless (hint: it's a river ) may have been old, damaged stock. Every valve from that distributor flooded after a few days. BTW, I do know how to set up my equipment properly without causing siphon issues.
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