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How do I choose the right solenoid?

To determine the optimal size for your solenoid valve, you need to know the flow rate, which allows you to determine the flow factor (kv). The flow factor is a theoretical value that indicates the volume of water at room temperature that flows through the solenoid valve with a pressure drop of 1 bar for one minute.

Can you fix a solenoid?

Serving as a powerful relay switch, the solenoid functions as the initial starting device for the vehicle. Replacing the starter solenoid with a new starter does not always have to be done. The solenoid lends itself to repair just like any other component, and savings can be realized by doing so.

What causes solenoids to fail?

Solenoid coil failure can be caused by a number of factors. Applying an incorrect voltage to the coil will cause it to fail and may cause the coil to burn out. Electrical surges or spikes may also damage the coil. Sediment or other particles entering the valve may cause coil failure.

Are solenoid valves expensive?

Solenoid coil cans are made of different types of materials. Some types of hydraulic solenoid coils use plastic coil cans, some use iron coil cans. The cost of solenoid coil can is not expensive. The raw materials can be used for over mold process are various, and the raw material cost can be various, too.

How do you size a solenoid coil?

When measuring a coil you need to measure accurately the internal diameter of the coil. Some solenoid coils may be fitted with a top plate with a reduced diameter to aid secure fitment to the armature / core tube. Then the depth of the internal core needs to be measured.

How long does it take to replace a solenoid?

On average, it takes about three hours to replace a solenoid. It won’t take that long for each solenoid to be replaced, but each subsequent one that needs to be replaced will add to the labor time and costs.

Why are solenoids so expensive?

The main cost of solenoid coil can assembly is the over-mold process. During the over-mold process, the injection molding machine is needed. Talking about the injection molding cost, in my personal opinion, it also contains the three basic factors, the raw material cost, energy cost, and labor cost.

How much does it cost to fix a bad solenoid?

To replace the solenoid in your transmission, you will pay anywhere between $150 and $400. The labor should take 2-4 hours and cost you $60-$100 per hour. The parts can be as little as $15 or as much as $100 for each solenoid.