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    Filter leaking

    I just started my pool up tonight for the season.

    When i went back to check on the pressure at my filter i noticed water around the base of it. I saw it was dripping between the top and bottom portion where the metal belt has splits. I took it apart and inspected the unit and belt and saw nothing damaged. I put everything back together and made sure the belt was tightened to spec.

    I turned everything back on and still have 1 leak at one of the belt splits.

    Any suggestions?

    It's a Hayward DE4820
    Eric

    IG 17x33 Grecian - Vinyl Liner (21k gallons), Hayward Pro-Grid DE 4820 filter, Hayward Super Pump, CompuPool SWG CPSC36, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Filter leaking

    You need to closely examine the gasket that seals the top and bottom and make sure it is clean and free of nicks or cuts and that the two surfaces it mates with are clean and free of gouges. Then apply some silicone lube to the gasket and seal it back up again.
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    Re: Filter leaking

    Thanks for the tip, i'll give it a try.
    Just to be clear. Is this the type of stuff I want to get?
    Eric

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    Re: Filter leaking

    I have found that turning the gasket over (top to bottom) every time I clean usually prevents leaks ...
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    Re: Filter leaking

    The silicone spray is not the type of stuff you want to put on the gasket. There are tubes of gasket/o-ring lubricant sold at pool supply stores that you should use. Jack's Magic is one brand. Leslie's also has a house brand. The cost is about $5.00 to $7.00 a tube. Put a little on any rubber o-rings or gaskets whenever you take a valve or connection apart. Once a year or so on the o-ring in the strainer basket helps prolong the life of that gasket. Gently clean the gasket and make sure there is no debris on it before putting the lubricant on it.

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    Re: Filter leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by jack@eztrakr.com
    I have found that turning the gasket over (top to bottom) every time I clean usually prevents leaks ...
    This worked for me. Thanks
    Eric

    IG 17x33 Grecian - Vinyl Liner (21k gallons), Hayward Pro-Grid DE 4820 filter, Hayward Super Pump, CompuPool SWG CPSC36, TF-100 Test Kit

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