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Thread: Old Jandy Push pull valve leaking - is there a fix?

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    Plano, TX

    Old Jandy Push pull valve leaking - is there a fix?

    Thanks to others helping out in the past, I have identified my backwash valve as and an old design Jandy push pull valve. This looks different from the current Jandy valves. Mine has 2 screws holding the top piece in that the pull rod goes through. The rod itself is metal. Today I bought a current Zodiac/Jandy rebuild kit for the current version and went to replace the orings. When I looked at the bottom of the pull rod, I noticed it is not really an oring, but more like a rubber/silicone "wheel" with an oring "tire" (think soap box derby car wheels vs a standard empty center oring), so the kit is worthless. This "wheel/tire" is held in place by two plastic fixtures with cotter pins that go through the rod. The rod has etched at the top fixture which allows allow sit to move and thereby allows the "oring" to flex and not seal correctly. So I ahve a steady leak into the backwash piping and I can see water moving at air gap in my front yard.

    The current version of this valve include a screw down top and seemingly a plastic rod. My valve will not accept the screw down top so I am looking for suggestions on replacing the rod fixture, or the whole valve. Of course there is little PVC to work with to replace, so if I can repair it will be better.
    13K gal freeform with spa and waterfall, IG pebbletec, Jandy ProStealth 2HP single speed pump, Jandy ProMP 1.5HP waterfall pump, Pentair FNS Pro 60 DE filter (replaced 2016), Aqualogic PS8 with SWG, Polaris 280 with separate booster pump, Rheem 400kBTU heater (replaced 2015). Built August 2004. All original equipment except salt cell heater and filter.

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    Re: Old Jandy Push pull valve leaking - is there a fix?

    Hello! It's been a few days since you posted this thread with no takers on your question about the valve. I figured I'd give this thread a quick to give it some more visibility. In addition, if you haven't found a fix already, consider contacting They have a very good staff with a very deep resource of literature by which they may be able to cross-reference something for you. Hope that helps. Good luck!
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    Re: Old Jandy Push pull valve leaking - is there a fix?

    Can you post a picture of the valve?
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