I was attempting to backwash this AM and the handle on my filter was extremely hard to rotate. I slowly was able to move it but I can see a white ring or washer-like piece that has a break in it ( I assume it should be continuous).
I found a Hayward schematic and it seems to be called a non metallic bearing? The part is listed rather cheaply, but my question is, is this something a DIYer can handle herself?
I see where the handle can be unscrewed...I am trying to not buy an entire assembly.
Thanks so much!