Planet Eclipse Geo3 Solenoid Replacement

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Student-Created Guide

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Replacing the solenoid in the Geo3.

  • Author: Rett Triplett
  • Time required: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This guide will show how to replace the solenoid in the Geo3 if it has become nonfunctional.

Tools (continued)
Relevant Parts
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Edit Step 1 Grip  ¶ 

  • Remove the four screws from the grip with the 5/64" allen wrench. There are two on each side.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the grip away from the frame.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the grip through the opening.

  • The grip is connected in the middle and is one piece.

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Edit Step 4 Macroline  ¶ 

  • Remove the macroline from the fitting by pulling the metal ring around the end of the fitting away while pulling out the macroline.

    • It helps to rotate the collar to create room to pull out macroline.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • While pulling in the metal ring on the fitting, pull the macroline out.

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Edit Step 6 Body  ¶ 

  • Use 1/8" allen wrench to remove screw behind regulator.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Use 1/8" allen wrench to loosen the screw inside the grip on the right side.

    • The screw only needs to be turned a couple of times.

  • Slide the upper frame forward on the rails and remove the screw from the slot to separate the two halves of the body.

  • BE CAREFUL: Do not pull the two frames apart too much or too quickly. This may cause the wires to be damaged.

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Edit Step 8 Solenoid  ¶ 

  • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the 2 screws in the solenoid.

  • Remove the solenoid.

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Pry the board connection with the 2 black wires from the terminal.

  • BE CAREFUL: Do not pull hard by the wires or you may dislodge them from the connection instead of removing the connection from the board.

  • Pull out the wires through the opening in the top of the grip and replace the solenoid.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Planet Eclipse Geo3 device page.

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