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    jandy neverlube valve leak

    I have a 3-port Jandy neverlube that combines skimmers,main drain and vacuum before sending water to the pump. The valve has a leak under the valve cover and squirts water when pump is shutdown. I have replaced the O rings but three of the eight screws will not tighten. Anyway to repair valve short of replacement?
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    Re: jandy neverlube valve leak

    Longer or bigger screws is one way. They also make inserts the renew the threads. Or you could fill the hole with something like A+B Putty and smooth and redrill the holes.
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    Re: jandy neverlube valve leak

    Thanks for the information and quick reply. The screw are # 14-3/4, so I will try to fin a different size for the loose screws.
    10,000 gallons IG Freeform, 8ft raised spa,pebble finish
    FNS 60 Sqft DE Filter,2HP Whisperflow for Pool/Spa filtering
    2HP Whisperflow for Spa jets
    1HP Whisperflow for Waterfall
    Master Temp 400,000 Btu Heater

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    Re: jandy neverlube valve leak

    You could probably remove the O-ring and glue the cover on with PVC glue. Apply the glue, install the cover, install the screws, and then clamp the cover on using a clamp, if needed. Be careful not to get any glue in the valve, and allow the glue to dry overnight.

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    Re: jandy neverlube valve leak

    The only problem with that, is that then you've negated the ability to ever repair the valve again. To industry people, you may not care, but to the pool owner that has to buy a new valve just because the shaft seal is leaking it's more of a deal.
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    Re: jandy neverlube valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    The only problem with that, is that then you've negated the ability to ever repair the valve again. To industry people, you may not care, but to the pool owner that has to buy a new valve just because the shaft seal is leaking it's more of a deal.
    I was suggesting it as an alternative to replacing the valve if repair was not possible or cost effective.

    [edit]The Never-Lube has a lifetime guarantee. You should be able to get it replaced for free.[end edit]

    Also, I have used Jandy Never-Lube valves for years without ever needing to service any of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jandy
    NeverLube Valves are designed not to leak, break, melt, lose pressure or slip – even under the most demanding conditions. And they are guaranteed for life.
    http://www.jandy.com/html/products/valves/
    Features
    •Extremely reliable
    •Never requires lubrication
    •Lifetime Guarantee
    •Proprietary NeverLube technology with Lifetime Guarantee
    http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Produc ... alves.aspx

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    Re: jandy neverlube valve leak

    Yes the jandy neverlube valves carry a lifetime guarantee. when you call the manufacturer make sure to have ready any information regarding install such as a contract or invoice as proof of original ownership.

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