Tuttnauer Valve Maintenance

How To Clean Tuttnauer Valves

Tuttnauer Solenoid Valve

If cleaning the Fill Valve make sure the Reservoir and Chamber are empty of any water

If cleaning the Exhaust Valve make sure the Chamber is empty of any water

If cleaning the Dry Pump Valve make sure the Chamber is empty of any water

  • Remove the electrical coil on top of the valve by using a ¾ inch wrench to loosen the retaining nut
  • Remove the Plunger Assembly using a â…ž inch wrench. NEVER use Vise Grips on the sleeve of the Plunger Assembly, doing so can damage the sleeve and cause the Plunger not to function
  • Inspect the sleeve for any dings or irregularities, if the sleeve shows any signs of damage the Plunger Assembly should be replaced

Tuttnauer Solenoid Valve Plunger Kit

  • Once the Plunger Assembly is removed clean any dirt or debris from the inside of the sleeve and around the Plunger
  • If the Plunger or Plunger Sleeve show any signs of rust then replace the Plunger Assembly
  • Inspect the Plunger seat for any irregularities. If the Plunger seat shows signs of damage or swelling it should be replaced
  • Inspect the o-ring on the sleeve, if it is damaged then replace it
  • Insert the Plunger into the sleeve and make sure it is capable of moving in and out freely. If the Plunger does not move in and out freely, it should be replaced
  • Clean any dirt or debris from the valve base
  • Using compressed air blow out both the incoming and outgoing passage ways in the base
  • Inspect the valve base for damage
  • Check the area where the Plunger seats for nicks or gouges that may cause leaking. If any damage is found the base should be replaced
  • Once the valve assembly is cleaned and repaired, it can be reassembled

The Plungers do not require any lubrication