I have two new Carolina Pride Performa Self Serve machines that were installed earlier this year. One is a 4 bay SS and the other is a 3 Bay. The heated rinse water tank is filled with a Watt's float valve. These things are not holding up and start leaking almost immediately, constantly overfilling the tanks and running hot water down on my floor and into the drain. I kills me to see this hot water constanly running out of these units.
I asked Carolina Pride about the valves and they sent me rebuild kits (which were an oring and plunger seal) but when we disassembled the valve, the plunger seal appears to be held on with adhesive. So I ordered a new valve to have a spare on the shelf and it has now lasted less than 3 months. Again we have heated water overfilling the tank and running down the drain. Can it be something with the hot water and the fact that these valves arent made for that application?
I looked on Kleen Rites site, but no Watt's valves were listed under the section for Float Valves. I did find this Topaz unit that is made for high temp applications.
Do any of you have experience with this type of valve, and would you recommend buying it to replace the Watts float valve? If not, what other options can you recommend.
I appreciate your comments