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Thread: Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

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    Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

    First let me say I've got more good information from this site since finding it last year, than in the previous 15 years of owning a pool. I've never had to ask a question, as the answer were easy to find on the site. Well that ends today, I've got a problem that I need some input on.

    I've got a Hayward DE filter with a push/pull value that the T handle and shaft have come off the plunger. The pin holds the shaft onto the plunger looks to having broken when I went to turn it. The value and filter are about 10 years old. I just replaced the o rings in the value about 2 months ago.

    My issue is getting the plunger out of the value. I've tried pulling the plunger with a pair of pliers. It just won't move at all. Short of replacing the whole value, any ideas on the best method for getting the plunger out??

    Thanks in advance.

    Ron

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    Re: Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

    Welcome to TFP!

    On most models there is a cap covering the top of the valve that can be removed, which gives you access to the inside for replacing o-rings. If you take that off, it should be enough to let you see what is jamming the plunger.
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    Re: Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

    Jason,

    Thanks for the quick response. I was able to get the top cover off to access the top of the plunger. After playing around with it, I got it turn a little, which allowed my to pull it out. Looks like one of the O rings got hung up on one of the opens for the cross pipes. Now it's off to the local pool store for a new O ring.

    One more question. Can I use a cotter pin instead of getting retaining pin for the shaft? Asking since the hole for the retaining pin in the plunger is no longer round from use.

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    Re: Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

    If you can find a cotter pin that is sufficiently corrosion resistant that would be fine. However, most of them will rust away too quickly.
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    Re: Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

    Good point, I'll keep it in mind.

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    Re: Hayward Push/Pull Value T Handle

    Look for something that is stainless. Would a long SS screw do it.
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