Broken multi port valve


New member
Jul 3, 2019
Morristown, TN
My multi port handle broke off and it’s stuck in the back wash setting. It’s a Hayward pump not sure if that makes a difference. Is there a way to change this setting back to filter without the handle? It’s going to take several days to get a new one and we really need the pump back on filter.

Texas Splash

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And worse case, if you can't get vice-grips on the stem to change the setting, perhaps unscrew the top of the valve altogether, then lift and rotate enough to get to filter. Of course the valve will be misaligned because you couldn't move the setting itself, but it might work for now until you can fix the valve properly.