I've had my 08 LSV for 5 summers and have ran into my first issue with ballast. My right ballast fills no matter what, I recently replaced the solenoid to no avail. Should I now replace the valve? Interestingly enough once I replaced the solenoid on the right side the left ballast wont fill.
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Thread: Ballast continues to fill
08-07-2013, 10:08 PM #1
Ballast continues to fill2008 LSV
08-07-2013, 11:50 PM #2Member
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- Tucson, Az
Ballast continues to fill
I had a similar problem, but for me it was the front ballast. I changed the sprinkler valve and my problem went a way. I could finally the the front when I wanted to. When I pulled the old sprinkler valve out and I blow thru the value it was like there was no valve.
David2007 Moomba LSV
08-08-2013, 12:24 AM #3
Run a search on here on "sprinkler" or "sprinkler valve" and see what turns up. They are a little temperamental but you can deal with them. Run a search on "Irritrol" if you want a valve replacement that's a little better and a little higher flow. Good luck!My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
08-08-2013, 01:15 AM #4
That's exactly what I thought, I will change it out tomorrow. Thanks2008 LSV
08-08-2013, 05:32 PM #5
I just replaced the valve, its as good as new.2008 LSV
08-08-2013, 05:51 PM #6Senior Member
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- Lockport, IL/Cloverdale, MI
I have the same problem but with the left ballast, fills no matter what. Have to constantly have pump running to empty it while the center and right fill....which takes forever. Doesn't the solenoid open/shut the valve? It would seem if the solenoid was "off" then the valve should not be open. I guess I need to try replacing the valve too.2008 Outback V
08-08-2013, 11:44 PM #7
Yep, replace the valve. It's cheap and easy.2008 LSV
08-09-2013, 01:33 AM #8Senior Member
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I was looking at switching to the higher flow valves but the cost to benefit didn't seem to add up. Are you seeing noticeable faster fill times with them?
08-10-2013, 01:02 PM #9
I'm still using the stock valves but when I do an upgrade I will definitely go with individual pumps.2008 LSV
08-31-2013, 07:35 AM #10
Ballast continues to fillDavid
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.