Bypass regulator creeping up

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Noticed psi slowly creeping up in bypass. (tool not triggered). I will take it apart and clean it.
Anything else to be aware of?
 

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Mine is doing the same thing. I’m Not sure if the spring and guts inside can be replaced. If I find out, I’ll let you know.
 

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Noticed psi slowly creeping up in bypass. (tool not triggered). I will take it apart and clean it.
Anything else to be aware of?
I haven't heard this problem in a while. The reason the pressure rises during bypass is that somewhere in the bypass is becoming plugged. Whether it may debris or the regulator may be obstructed or faulty. You can also try descaling the unit. There are also other procedures that would help. Try removing the bypass hose and inspect it for blockage. Try looking inside the port of the manifold when the hose is removed also. Debris could be lodged somewhere further down stream in the manifold port as well. That is of course if the bypass leads to the manifold. If it leads to a waterbox then obviously you can check that point.
 
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Thanks for the reply.
I run a water softener so scaling isn't an issue.
I suspect it's worn as cleaning didn't help much.
I'm going to swap it out.
 

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Sounds like you have an Oring bad or this inside surface is worn past its service life.
 

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Keep us posted on the results
Well I bought an AR unloader but it doesn't work at all. It appears that it's missing internal parts. So I'm returning it and going to try again!

Frustrating to spend 2 hours replacing it only to have to put the old one back in again.
Oh well.
 

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Do you have the lines in the wrong ports?
 

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Well I bought an AR unloader but it doesn't work at all. It appears that it's missing internal parts. So I'm returning it and going to try again!

Frustrating to spend 2 hours replacing it only to have to put the old one back in again.
Oh well.
I agree with cleaning artist. Something isn't right. Double check the ports to see if its hooked up properly.
 

The Cleaning Artist

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Unloaders and regulators are pretty simple in how they operate. Line in and opposite end line out with bypass on the side for most.
 

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If it’s a heat exchange and your running a unloader, the added heat will slowly raise pressure,

Switch to regulator .or have a weep system
 

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Pretty simple to install, line in, line out and bypass. All clearly labelled...
I'm pretty sure the unloader is defective.
 

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I have never received one and it not work. I guess anything is possible these days.