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    Hayward Multiport Valve Hard to Move

    Hayward sand filter...I replaced the valve a year or 2 ago and now it is very stiff.

    Hard to press it down and hard to turn it. There must be something that needs lubrication.

    Ha sanyone had this problem and know where or what to lube?

    Thanks
    steve

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    Re: Hayward Multiport Valve Hard to Move

    It might just need to be lubed, but more likely the spider gasket has gotten out of position and is jamming up the works.
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    Re: Hayward Multiport Valve Hard to Move

    Didn't think of that....I will look into it.
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    Re: Hayward Multiport Valve Hard to Move

    Check the non-metallic bearing(white washer) under the handle. Make sure it's not cracked or broken, if it is then it needs to be replaced. Put some lube on the bottom of the handle befor you put it back together.

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    Re: Hayward Multiport Valve Hard to Move

    Opened it up today.
    Spider gasket was fine, but the spring inside had a bit of rust on it.

    I sprayed spring with WD 40 to clean it and lubed it with a few drops of oil and it works fine now.

    Hopefully it will last for a while.

    Thanks
    steve

    Above Ground / 18' Round / Vinyl Liner / Sand Filter / 100K Gas Heater / Salt Added / No Nature2

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