I am trying to find out if it is possible to purchase parts for the gas valve used in a Teledyne Laars Lite pool heater? I replaced the gas valve four years ago. Turning the operation knob has been difficult the past few years and now this year when I turn it to the pilot position I can't push it down which obviously prevents me from lighting the pilot. I can see two screws that appear to allow the knob/valve section to be opened however when looking for parts all I can find is the whole gas valve. Needless to say that is not a cheap item and if I can just replace the rotary portion I'd prefer that option.
If anyone knows anything or can provide me with a supplier that sells just that part I'd really appreciate it. $250 every four years is no fun.