Remove the round piece that all the tubes go to. Then get it from the actuator end. Can sonicate too.
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Date:10/03/2014 5:38 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] Rotor "stuck" in the valco valve of gas bench
Does anybody has ever experienced not being able to extract the rotor from inside a gas bench valco valve?
I have been trying to take it out for cleaning (we suspected a clog inside the valve), but the rotor seems blocked. I used a pen-like magnet to extract it, and I cycled the valve several times to break the "shear seal", but the rotor seems simply not moving.
I would like to know if I should simply keep on trying (it's the first time I am doing it), or this is the sign of a misalignment of the valve, or a problem in the air actuator (even if I checked the air pressure, and it's fine).