When your flushing valve is running low on battery, you may notice low flushing or poor flush response. Low flush response can be intermittent or constant, depending on how much battery you have.
When it is intermittent, this can create a challenge in maintaining your system. You must determine if there is a flow or not to establish whether to replace the battery or not.
This article will discuss how to replace the battery for an automatic shutoff system such as a water heater thermostat, Gallagher hot water tank controller, or Sloan thermostat.
Remove old battery
After your washer is programmed, it will not need a power source. However, to make sure your washer is keeping up with the program, you must have a new battery led mode to replace the one that goes down.
To replace the battery, first remove the old battery from the led and place in a small plastic bag to keep clean. Then, slide in the new battery and close the lid. To charge the battery, open the lid and wait for the indicator to turn green. Then charge for about an hour until ready to use.
To test how much power your washer has, touch a piece of clothes and see if it comes out dry or wet.
Insert new battery properly
In order to replace the battery in a sloan, you will need to remove the tank. You will also need a charger and a tool to replace the battery.
When removing the tank, be careful not to twist the flange or remove any threads. Doing so could result in difficulty installing a new battery or removing an old one.
To install a new battery, use a charger and tool made for that purpose. To remove an old one, use a voltage detector device such as this one to determine what type of battery it was.
Replace battery cover
If you ever notice a low or high sound coming from your tank, toilet paper or a similar thick item is needed to keep the tank filled and balanced.
This is because your toilet paper or similar needs to prevent water from flooding out the tank when you flush it. If this was not the case then your fish would die due to lack of oxygen!
To replace the battery cover you must first remove it. You can do this by pulling one of the side tabs out of the bottom and flushing out the old battery cover. Then you can pull off the new battery cover and install it!
Once installed, check that it all fits properly and that there are no gaps. If there are, then put some tape over them to make sure they hold.
Test flush valve operation
Before replacing the battery, be sure to check the flush valve for operation. If it is working, then remove it to check its location and function.
If you cannot tell when the flush valve is in use, then install a new one and test it out to make sure it works. When opening and closing the toilet tank to flush debris out, a clogged flush valve can create difficulty flushing.
To check the flange of the automatic flush valve, you must remove the tank lid. Then, you should be able to rotate and unscrew the top of the toilet bowl housing unit.
Call a plumber if problems occur
When the battery in your Sloan automatic flush valve is not functioning, you may experience some problems. Some of these problems may be minor and not noticeable to you, but the plumber will know about it.
If the battery does not function correctly, it may cause a low flush or no flush scenario. A low flush or noflush is a normal feature of this product however, so you should not worry about this.
When the plumber first replacement the battery, they will need to set it up. This involves connecting it to a power source and letting it charge for an hour or two. Once that process is complete, they can use it!
The new battery can be difficult to find. It usually needs to be reset by turning off the water supply and then taking out the old one to put in. The flange on top must be open for replacement.