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Thread: Lubricate Hayward Vari-Flow?

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    Aug 2009
    Central PA

    Lubricate Hayward Vari-Flow?

    Hi all,

    Just a quick question: after a number of years in service, our Vari-Flow valve has become hard to turn. Makes a squeaky plastic-on-plastic sound. Otherwise works fine, though.

    The instructions don't seem to say anything about lubrication. Would a quick shot of silicone spray be appropriate? I don't want to mess up the seals - just reduce the friction.

    Any advice appreciated!


    29,000 gal. vinyl in-ground mountain lake (freeform); Hayward DE filter, 2 skimmers, AutoPilot SWG, 2 - 4 X 20 Fafco Solar Bears with Goldline control, Aquabot, LoopLoc winter cover, Pool installed March 2009...

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Lubricate Hayward Vari-Flow?

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