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Rebuilding a
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   When this device arrived, the center beater would not turn 'off', the right beater valve leaked excessively whether 'on' or 'off' and the left beater made a hissing sound as it turned 'on' or 'off'. Finding and fixing the problems turned out to be quite a challenge and a great learning experience. I hope others will benefit from my discoveries.

Looks Good - What's the Problem?

   Here's the first thing I discovered. This valve was leaking constantly and it appeared that the valve was being activated even though the signal port was closed. The video below shows what I found. This was just one of three problems I found in this valve.

   This next video shows a problem I encountered when removing the second and third bellows. I was able to get the sliver of wood off the block in one piece and glue it back onto the bellows with hide glue.







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