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    strainer basket leaking

    hello people, i have a strange problem im hoping you can help me with, i have a aquastar one horse power pump that when the pump is off the strainer basket lid leaks but not when its running. iv taken the top off and cleaned the o-ring and made sure the lid is on as tight as i can get it. im about ready to replace the O-ring but thought id ask here first.

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    Dom
    12 x 24 Rectangular Intex Ultra Frame. Aquastar 100 lb filter and 1hp. pump 100k minimax heater and in wall skimmer.

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    Re: strainer basket leaking

    You could try lubing the o-ring first then replace it if that doesn't work.
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    Re: strainer basket leaking

    Like Bama said. Get you some silicone lube from a, gosh I hate to say it, pool store. Smear it all over the O ring and tighten the lid back on there. See if that does it.
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    Re: strainer basket leaking

    thanks ill try that tomorrow.
    12 x 24 Rectangular Intex Ultra Frame. Aquastar 100 lb filter and 1hp. pump 100k minimax heater and in wall skimmer.

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    Re: strainer basket leaking

    yes that fixed the problem thanks for the info.
    12 x 24 Rectangular Intex Ultra Frame. Aquastar 100 lb filter and 1hp. pump 100k minimax heater and in wall skimmer.

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    Re: strainer basket leaking

    Glad that worked for you. We get one right once in a while!
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