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Old 03-16-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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What is This?

Anyone know what this is? See photo. The brass fitting at the bottom hangs loose, always has, and is very hot to the touch. Everything seems to work fine with WMH leveling system. it appears to connect to the leveling system pump.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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Not familiar with your specific coach but this looks like a Water Separator for the Fuel System to me. The fitting on the bottom can be turned to allow water to be drained off.
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The solenoid , is for water build up discharge, from the bottom of the filter/water separator housing. Always hot to prevent freeze up in cold temps. Momentary shut down to allow discharge.
Your air leveling maintenance manual should provide more answers.
Even a closer look at the decal on the clear housing, may help.
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Just learned about this in our coach too. I had to drop the glove and clean out some hard crystal like build up. From water forming and drying out multiple times. Mind is in the front electrical compartment below the drivers seat.

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Old 03-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #5
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Just learned about this in our coach too. I had to drop the glove and clean out some hard crystal like build up. From water forming and drying out multiple times. Mind is in the front electrical compartment below the drivers seat. Best, Smitty
Yes, this is in the front electrical compartment on my Inspire 360 (2008) as well. Thanks!
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It is probably a water separator for your auxiliary air system. Do you have an auxiliary air compressor?
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It is probably a water separator for your auxiliary air system. Do you have an auxiliary air compressor?
Yes, I think you've nailed it. Thanks to all for the help!
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This is the water seperator and solenoid drain valve. If it is hot all the time it is wired in wrong. The solenoid valve is normally open when no power is applied and allows the bowl to drain. When the compressor turns on the valve should energize closing it and allowing pressure to build. Also check to see if the one way flow valve was installed on the output side of the seperator on the line going to the main air system.

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This is the water seperator and solenoid drain valve. If it is hot all the time it is wired in wrong. The solenoid valve is normally open when no power is applied and allows the bowl to drain. When the compressor turns on the valve should energize closing it and allowing pressure to build. Also check to see if the one way flow valve was installed on the output side of the seperator on the line going to the main air system. Joe 2008 Inspire 360
This is helpful. I'll check it. The valve just hangs freely. It is not solidly connected to the glass.
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The bowl is a plastic material and the heat has caused it to degrade. That's how I found mine. With the engine running listen for an air leak at the bowl. If there is one the check valve is missing also.
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Will do Joe. The coach is on shore power now and the solenoid will burn your hand if you touch it longer than a second. I'll listen for leaks next time I run the leveling system.
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It is more important to check for a leak with the engine running. The line goes to a main airline from the engine compressor to the tank. If it leaks it can increase the time it takes to rebuild air pressure in the braking system.

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Kevin, Thank you for the insight. Is this powered by the chassis 12v system? I'll look at the wiring again. Also, is this for the airbag system only? I assume there is another separator for the brake system.

Do you still work on these rigs? I live in Portland and always looking for a good tech for occasional repairs. Tobias
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If the Brass at the bottom is very hot to the touch, it is wired backwards. Kevin Waite (Former Country Coach Service Tech.)
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It's a Parker Compressed Air Filter. That part number has been superseded by part number 06F12AC.

Amazon.com: Parker 06F Compact Series Compressed Air Filter, Removes Particulate, Polycarbonate Bowl with Metal Bowl Guard, NPT: Industrial & Scientific

That's a good place to start for info.

Here is the link to the Parker Page.
http://www.parker.com/portal/site/PA...=&vgnextfmt=EN

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