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Thread: Multi-port valve leak

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    DonW's Avatar
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    Multi-port valve leak

    I just noticed that I have a leak in my backwash port when the valve is turned to filter. I woke up this morning thinking "wow, must have had some serious evaporation going on last night", just to discover the bucket where I keep the backwash hose at was overflowing. I don't know, but I'm thinking spider gasket? Filter is a Sta-rite 200# sand filter. Unit is less than 2 years old & I've always turned the valve in the same direction. Seems like it doesn't matter what direction you turn it! I hooked up a spare section of hose and now the leak is being diverted back into the pool. Could someone verify the gasket theory?
    18' x 33' AGP
    16,715 gal.
    200 lb. Sand Filter w/Hayward PowerFlo MATRIX 1.5 H.P. 2 Spd. pump
    Stenner Injection Pump System

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    Re: Multi-port valve leak

    Sure sounds like it. Pull the top off and have a look. I was just inside my Sta-Rite MP, and if yours is the same, the gasket isn't replaceable. You have to get it as part of an assembly.
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    Re: Multi-port valve leak

    Great! Nothing is easy, is it? Thanks for the reply.
    18' x 33' AGP
    16,715 gal.
    200 lb. Sand Filter w/Hayward PowerFlo MATRIX 1.5 H.P. 2 Spd. pump
    Stenner Injection Pump System

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