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    Bleed valve.

    My filter does not have a bleed, so how would I bleed the air out of it?

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Can you provide us with a picture or more details of your filter? What's at the highest point of the filter?
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    I have been trying to add a picture but it won't let me insert the image.

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    You might need to go into "settings" at the upper right and then on the next page in the left column at the bottom "attachments" and delete any previous attachments you have. That might let you upload.
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    It says I have no attachments.

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Or try using tapatalk from you mobile device. No limits doing it that way
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Have you been trying to "insert" it or "attach" it in the "go advanced" reply section ?? I use the attach.
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Okay there we go.
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Is there any chance that the filter is plumbed backwards? That would cause air to get trapped inside, and also correlate with your complaint in your other threads about dirt and sand in the pool.
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    plumbed backwards?

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Quote Originally Posted by mkdsk101 View Post
    plumbed backwards?
    Yes. Are the hoses connected properly? If you try filtering with the flow going backwards, air will get trapped and the sand will get all disturbed and possibly blow back into the pool. Double check that. The ports are probably labelled. Just make sure the hose from the pump goes to the filter inlet.
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    The out from the pump is going to the right side of the filter in the picture. The pressure gauge looks to be connected to the left side like it might be the inlet where the hose from the pump should be connected. I'm just guessing from looking at the photo but I'd check to see if the filter housing of that valve has a physical arrow showing flow direction or lettering "in" "inlet" ....

    What is the brand name of the filter and it's model #
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Yes it is all connected correctly.

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Just a lot of gurgling. Oh well. I hope to figure it out sooner or later.

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    It looks like on that setup trapped air will push out the exit port to the pool return. Yes, the model/manufacturer would be good to post.
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Getting back to your original question, because the outlet is at the top it would self bleed and that's why it doesn't have a separate bleeder. BUT, why did you want to bleed it ?? Did you just think you needed to or are you having a problem ??
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    kiss4frog, my filter is gurgling and I can't figure out why. It is a Waterway Sand filter. 19 inch diameter, flow rate is 45.

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Is there any/much air showing in the cover of the pumps strainer ??
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    Re: Bleed valve.

    The pump strainer does have a little empty space at the top while it is running but not a lot. Am I able to post a video here?

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    Re: Bleed valve.

    Could it be the spider gasket in the Multiport (MPV) that is causing the gurgling?

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