Hi, I have a Waterway Top Load Filter (best guess looking at diagrams). No manual for spa. At least 11 years old.
Drained & filled spa. Cleaned filter. Some leaking after cleaning - water coming up around filter cap & lock ring.
Lubed o-rings. Lubed lock ring (not sure if I was to do so). Found spacer ring off to side in body & put back in place, but no clue if correct.
More intense leaking - overflowing from filter area.
Replaced o-rings on air relief plug and lid. Lubed both. Still leaking.
When I turn off the spa, now I hear air being drawn into filter (never before) guessing as water recedes inside.
Inspected for cracks in lid & lock ring and part visible inside body- though that may not mean there is one that my eyes didn't detect.
Also, lock ring will go past locking point (thinking heavy handed husband). Some leaking under hot tub, think it may be from overflow through air vents.
Any guidance on what I might be looking at to repair would be great.
P.S. Is there such a thing as getting too much lube on? Or in places that I shouldn't put it.
Hoping for a DIY fix