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    Filter guage stuck

    The guage on the sand filter has the needle stuck behind the stop pin. I don't know how this happened, I assume during the winter. Do I just replace the guage?
    Vicki
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    Re: Filter guage stuck

    Yep. Odds are, the insides froze and it went all the way around to end up behind the stop. It's ruined. Replace it. http://tftestkits.net/Untitled-Category-c12/ has good ones. If you need any test refills, order them at the same time and save shipping.
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    Re: Filter guage stuck

    That's exactly what happened to mine. Take it apart and see how they work. You'll be amazed, and completely understand what happened to it.


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    Re: Filter guage stuck

    I assume it's okay to continue to use until I get the new guage put on? I just won't be able to read pressure?
    Vicki
    33x18 Oval shaped AG pool, about 12,000ish gal
    1.5 Hayward Power-Flo LX pump
    Dream Line high rate sand filter
    Also 375 gal Baja 7 person spa w/cartridge filter

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    Re: Filter guage stuck

    Correct you can run it but won't know the pressure. Get it fixed sooner is better.
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