rapair valve?

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Miguel
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rapair valve?

Post by Miguel » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:42 am

Hi I have a laggon 2 with a valve spring broken.
The valve moves up and down but does not stay stable.
Can I change the spring?
How I can get another spring or buy a new valve?
Thanks

I live in spain, put the mensagge in spanish too.

Hola tengo un kayak Lagoon con el muelle de una valvula roto.
La valvula sube y baja pero no se queda estable.
¿Como puedo cambiar el muelle?
¿Como puedo conseguir otro muelle o comprar una valvula nueva?
Gracias

NaturalPath
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Post by NaturalPath » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:09 pm

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly to give you a firm answer on your problem there Miguel but, to my knowledge, the only way to fix your problem would be a new main tube. I don't believe that the spring valves are repairable, but I could be wrong. If it were me though, I would certainly attempt some kind of a fix myself, before throwing in the towel and buying a new main tube. I had a problem with my spring valves, when I first got my kayak, and the good folks at AE were very quick to send me a complete new main tube, since my kayak was still under warranty.

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Post by rsimpson » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:53 pm

Miguel,

please email customer service with your full hull id number. They will take care of you. Thank you.

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Miguel
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The valve returns to live.

Post by Miguel » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:49 pm

Hello, after investigating i have fixed.
I have removed the broken spring.
I bought steel wire
I have created a spring with the steel wire.
I put the new spring in the valve.
Finally the valve returns to live.

Hola, despues de investigar yo lo he arreglado.
He quitado el muelle roto.
Ho he comprado alambre de acero
He he creado un muelle con el alambre de acero.
He puesto el nuevo muelle en el kayak.
Finalmente la valvula vuelve a vivir.

NaturalPath
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Post by NaturalPath » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:56 pm

Wow, very impressive Miguel. You must be a pretty handy guy. Nice work!

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Post by PJohanson » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:10 pm

Miguel, it sounds great that you could do your own repair! But don't hesitate to contact customer service for other problems. They get right back to us customers very quickly!

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