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Thread: Lost Gasket on Cartridge Filter

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    Lost Gasket on Cartridge Filter

    We have a Hayward self-priming max-flo pump and Pentair Module Filter system for our pool. There are 4 cartridge filters that have a neoprene gasket at the bottom. When we closed our pool last fall, one of those gaskets fell off the cartridge as we were removing it and fell sideways down the side of the standpipe - at least that's what we think happened. We managed to get all the water out of that particular tube and looking down with a flashlight, saw no sign of a gasket.

    Now that we're getting ready to open our pool in the next month, we figure we need to do something about that besides just buy a new gasket. Where could it have gone? And is there a possibility it's going to get into our pump and destroy it? How do we find it?

    Here's a link to the page for parts: http://www.pentairpool.com/staging/n...ilters-238.htm It doesn't show the actual filter, which sits on a standpipe that has a spring and the gasket right below the filters.

    Thanks for any ideas.

    Marie

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    Re: Lost Gasket on Cartridge Filter

    It should not be able to get into the pump. It is likely still somewhere in the filter body. I would try to gently feel around in there to see if you can find the gasket.
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    Re: Lost Gasket on Cartridge Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    It should not be able to get into the pump. It is likely still somewhere in the filter body. I would try to gently feel around in there to see if you can find the gasket.
    The filter cartridge is long and slender, so there's really no place it could have gotten inside. Plus, we saw it fall off the bottom of the filter cartridge into the tube that holds the filters. Typically, when they come off, they fall down around the standpipe inside the tubes, so it's no problem, but as we tipped the filter cartridge away from the tube, it flopped off and fell down the side of the standpipe. We don't really know how it's all constructed, so we're not sure where the water comes in and where it goes out. I think our next thing to try is to see if we can remove the standpipe and go from there.

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