Hayward Solar GVA-24 leaking. Your thoughts?

Charlie227

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May 8, 2019
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Vero Beach, FL
I have a leak in this unit. The leak appears to be coming from about midsection. It is getting worse. What should be my first go to fix? I’ve searched the forums but didn’t find exactly what I was looking for. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
 

mknauss

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The actuator is held on with four screws. If you take them out to remove the actuator, do NOT put those screws back in the valve without the actuator. You will break the valve.
 

Charlie227

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May 8, 2019
100
Vero Beach, FL
Post a picture.

The actuator is held on with four screws. If you take them out to remove the actuator, do NOT put those screws back in the valve without the actuator. You will break the valve.


Attached are a couple of photos. The arrows indicate the area of the leak. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
 

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mknauss

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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
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Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
There should be no water in that area.

I suspect the stem oring has failed and water is coming up the stem and into the actuator - though that is very odd.

Remove the actuator and see if you can see the leak out of the valve.
 

Charlie227

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May 8, 2019
100
Vero Beach, FL
Sorry it took a few days to get back here. I had to pick up an O ring kit. The leak was a bad O ring on the valve stem. No water was getting into the actuator itself. Made the replacement and all is well. Thanks for your help Mike.
 
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