Three-way solenoid valve

  • US 5,651,391 A
  • Filed: 05/06/1996
  • Issued: 07/29/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A solenoid-actuated valve assembly with reduced noise, comprising:

  • a manifold having first, second, third and fourth stepped bores formed therein;

    a longitudinally extending solenoid-actuated valve disposed within said stepped bores;

    a support bracket secured to the manifold adjacent said first stepped bore;

    a rubber retainer disposed between the support bracket and valve for cushioning longitudinal vibrations of the valve for noise reduction; and

    first, second and third rubber gaskets disposed about said valve and cushioning said valve with respect to said second, third and fourth bores, respectively, for cushioning lateral vibrations of the valve for noise reduction.

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