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Thread: Help! My de push pull valve opened itself?!?!

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    Help! My de push pull valve opened itself?!?!

    I wonder if its the freeze? I have a freeze guard and it is functioning. I heard water rushing tonight all of a sudden and went out and my push pull valve was up and my pool was back washing itself!

    How does this happen? It's back in place now but I worry I'll lose a ton of water if it releases tonight. Luckily temps are supposed to be in the 40s on out this week so in the am I can hit the kill switch and figure out *** happened.
    15000 Gal Pool + Spa - Twin 2hp Pentair Pumps - DE Filter - 400kbtu Heater - Jandy wireless control system with freeze out - Polaris 3900 pressure side cleaner

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    Re: Help! My de push pull valve opened itself?!?!

    You don't list which brand valve you have, but I suspect it had something to do with the freeze and maybe the valve wasn't seated completely. We've never had a report of that happening so it's not a common problem.

    Does your valve twist lock down or just slide down and seat in place and the water pressure holds it in place?
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    Re: Help! My de push pull valve opened itself?!?!

    I have a VCV Push Pull 7.5ABS valve.

    I looked at it this morning and the plastic seating ring snapped off. I assume for some reason pressure built up inside or the push pull failed in such a way to basically push the valve completely up. It was pulled out all the way when I found it.

    Pics in next post.

    My plan is to replace the entire thing. Pool is fully shutdown now. Low temp is 40 for next 7 days so I'm safe.
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    Re: Help! My de push pull valve opened itself?!?!

    Looks like replacement is you're only choice.
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