Planet Eclipse Geo3 Solenoid Replacement

Replacing the solenoid in the Geo3.

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

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

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Edit Step 1 Grip  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the four screws from the grip with the 5/64" allen wrench. There are two on each side.

Edit Step 1 Grip  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull the grip away from the frame.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the grip away from the frame.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull the grip through the opening.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the grip through the opening.

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

Edit Step 4 Macroline  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Remove the macroline from the fitting by pulling the metal ring around the end of the fitting away while pulling out the macroline.

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.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/3: While pulling in the metal ring on the fitting, pull the macroline out.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 6 Body  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Use 1/8" allen wrench to remove screw behind regulator.

Edit Step 6 Body  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Use 1/8" allen wrench to loosen the screw inside the grip on the right side.

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.

Edit Step 8 Solenoid  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the 2 screws in the solenoid.

Edit Step 8 Solenoid  ¶ 

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

  • Remove the solenoid.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pry the board connection with the 2 black wires from the terminal.

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.

Conclusion

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

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