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Thread: Multi-port valve replacement

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    Apr 2015
    Lumberton, nj

    Multi-port valve replacement

    We have been battling our Americana MPV for years, we have tried glue and no glue on the spider gasket and it doesn't seem to work. The valve has probably reached its lifespan. It needs a new spring I never found one I understand Hayward bought Americana. Each time after working on the valve water leaks between settings, for example filter to pool and some will leak out to backwash. How difficult is it to get a valve with the same orientation? Are they uniform? After removing the old valve do you use slip unions to join the PVC? I apologize if this is covered extensively in prior posts I am not the greatest at navigating with computers and tried a search and didn't come up with anything.
    Thanks for any help

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Multi-port valve replacement

    Welcome to the forum.

    I am not familiar with Americana valves, Joe.

    My bet is the orientation will be identical to Pentair or Hayward. If I remember correctly, the Pentair and Hayward valves have half-unions on them and will simply thread on to the filter body.

    Others may be able to help you more than I.
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    Pacific NW

    Re: Multi-port valve replacement

    FYI I was recently quoted $ 600 to replace my multiport valve by a local pool co.

    The guy said it has a crack inside and causes to drip very slowly out of the port threads.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Jandy Lite2 LJ250N gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.

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