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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Default Purge Valve Stuck

So, my purge valve won't unscrew, and the ball is stuck, it wont purge. What's weird about it is the ball comes unstuck the second I take the stem out of the base. When I purge and put the stem in the base, the effect is immediate, it gets stuck again,

Any thoughts on what this might be and how to fix it?

I have a Mya QT, by the way.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Wrap the purge cap in a piece of thick cloth (washcloth or towel) and grip it with a pair of pliers. It should twist off fairly easily.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Wrap the purge cap in a piece of thick cloth (washcloth or towel) and grip it with a pair of pliers. It should twist off fairly easily.
This +1. Except I couldn't find my pliers so I used my teeth. Don't use your teeth.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Borrow your Grandma's teeth.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: Purge Valve Stuck

my old mya chic got stuck also. it's 3 years old so it has seen better days. my purge was oxidized shut. i put hot water on the purge took the back end of my poker on the tongs and on the chic you can get to the purge from the bottom of the stem. I put the poker and kinda jingled it around for awhile then put it in the bath tub and left it for a few minutes with real hot water then it came right off.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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if my purge valve gets stuck i give it a little tap with the tongs while blowing into the hose. works every time
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:18 PM
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if my purge valve gets stuck i give it a little tap with the tongs while blowing into the hose. works every time
I do this as well, very effective with hammer tongs. If you get the purge off, put an airsoft bb with some pam nonstick cooking spray on it, works wonders.
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Borrow your Grandma's teeth.


Go here in Johannesburg and buy a pair
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