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    Astral multiport valve leak

    Have a slight leak from under the top cover of the valve. At the outer edge of the valve body,
    where the cover fits the body. Which gasket(s) should I be looking to replace? Also, how does the top come off? (i.e. remove handle, remove clip, unscrew or other means). Thanks....
    24 X 52Ěround, Vinyl AGP, 200 lb Sand 1.5 hp filter

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    Re: Astral multiport valve leak

    You just ned the multiport "spider" gasket underneath. Some of those have a pin/latch to pull out before you can just simply unscrew them. It should be very obvious around the outside edge of it. Handle stays in place, the whole thing unscrews.
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    Re: Astral multiport valve leak

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Sounds to me like the housing o- ring is bad or the screws are loose.

    Before playing with the valve, please turn off the pump and make sure it won't come on (like from a timer) while you are messing with it! For starters, try tightening the screws that secure the top (do them in pairs E -W, N -S, etc. - keep ~ even pressure on the o-ring, as opposed to starting with one and working clockwise around).

    Do you have the model # of the valve? With that we can look up the correct o- ring for your unit.
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    Re: Astral multiport valve leak

    Thanks for the quick reply, I'll see if I can dig up a model # . Most everything on the valve is weathered, but maybe I can find some paperwork......later.....
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    Re: Astral multiport valve leak

    all right, forensics complete.....found a sticker with this number on the filter top
    3705N6065A560......If that doesn't help, I'll dig for the manual. Thanks again!
    24 X 52Ěround, Vinyl AGP, 200 lb Sand 1.5 hp filter

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