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    Hayward multiport valve questions?

    Nothing big, but I can hear a faint leak of air being sucked in from the top of my multiport valve.

    Is the spider gasket going bad you thinK?

    I actually have a spare Multiport from the previous home owner as we just purchased this a year to the day ago and I took it apart just to see how hard it is to replace it and its nothing to replace. I even have some magic lube to lube up the gasket.

    It is so faint, but you can hear it and there are a few small bubbles entering the return lines so I am guessing that has to be where it is from as I have checked almost everything else.

    Let me here your thoughts please. I appreciate it.
    Chad R.

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    Re: Hayward multiport valve questions?

    Every part of your multiport is under water pressure, so any air you hear would be leaking out. You probably have a leak before the pump (suspect #1 is always the strainer basket lid) that is sucking air into the system, and it goes to the highest point in the filter, which is the valve.
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    Re: Hayward multiport valve questions?

    Yep. Went and took it off. Threw some Magic Lube on it and that really helped make a difference. Only a tiny amount now in there which should work itself out.

    Must have been an area not lubed up enough on the gasket on the skimmer pot lid. Tightened the lid up a bit and now that seams to have really helped a bunch.

    Thanks John!
    Chad R.

    POOL SIZE: 16 x 32' Vinyl lined pool. 22,000 gallons. 8' deep. 2009 Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump. Hayward S310S 30" 500 lb Sand filter. 1 skimmer and 2 returns. Solar Blanket.

    Pics of my pool: http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/reindeerboy/

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    Re: Hayward multiport valve questions?

    Here is a tip for a Hayward valves. Take them apart and lube the small
    o-ring that is on the shaft to the handle. This will stop the small leaks.

    Cliff s

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