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    Jandy Valve problem

    The valve that turns when I go from pool to spa work ok when I'm in pool mode, but when I switch to spa it just turns in circles. I had the builder out yesterday and he told me there was water in the valve. How does that happen? Was I negligent or is this just something that's going to happen over time.
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    I'm assuming you are speaking of the automatic turning jandy valves? I believe there are three small orings that will wear out over time. The replacements come together and are relatively easy to replace. However, there could also be a problem with the cam that stops the rotation in one direction. I'll check the Jandy service manuals just to be sure.

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    they're telling me now that it's a problem with the actuator - shouldn't you get more than two years from an actuator - especially one that isn't used very often?
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    Yes, you should absolutely get more than two years from an actuator. However you do need to perform routine maintenance. The problem might be as simple as a cam stop that fell out, even replacing the O-rings is fairly trivial. Most likely you just need some minor maintenance along those lines.
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    My actuator has lasted five years, with maintenance (lubrication) about every other year. the owner's manual says to do it every year, but.... My actuator turns sometimes several times a day because it is used for the solar heater. It sounds to me like your has premature wear or an o-ring that gave out early.
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    thanks for the replies. Is there any links to anything I can read up on routine maintenance for an actuator. I know I didn't get any kind of manuals for that.
    Brian
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    Actuator manual

    Sorry it took so long, but here is a link to Hayward's page that has the owner's manual for a Goldline acuator. The maintenance is near the bottom, but there are descriptions of the cam and stuff if you want to try to troublshoot and repair the actuator yourself. http://haywardpool.net/inground/product ... D=128#five
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    Re: Actuator manual

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL
    Sorry it took so long, but here is a link to Hayward's page that has the owner's manual for a Goldline acuator. The maintenance is near the bottom, but there are descriptions of the cam and stuff if you want to try to troublshoot and repair the actuator yourself. http://haywardpool.net/inground/product ... D=128#five
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    you da man Chris!
    Brian
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