Jandy Valve Stuck Open

awstevens

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Aug 18, 2016
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The valve I use to close one of the skimmers when vacuuming the pool seems to be stuck in the open position. The twist lock on top is loose but I can't get the handle to budge at all. The other skimmer and main drain valves are working normally. It worked fine when I vacuumed the pool last week.

It's a Jandy neverlube valve. Any ideas?

EDIT - Here's a pic of the plumbing. It's the second valve from the right.

 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
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There might be something stuck in the valve. You're probably going to have to open it up to check it out.

Also, the pump lid is on backwards. It should say front on the lid.
 

awstevens

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Aug 18, 2016
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There might be something stuck in the valve. You're probably going to have to open it up to check it out.

Also, the pump lid is on backwards. It should say front on the lid.
Thanks. Is there any trick to opening it up or just shut the pump off and unscrew those screws?

Thanks for the tip on the lid. It's on the correct way now. This pic was taken awhile ago.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
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Probably doesn't need new O-rings, but it can't hurt.

Just turn off the pump and remove the screws. Use the handle to pull up. Snug up the thumb screw before using the handle to pull up.

Mark the lid with a marker to make sure that you reinstall it the same way.

When reinstalling the screws, rotate the screw backward slowly until it drops in the same threads.
 

awstevens

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Aug 18, 2016
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Cool, thanks for the update. :goodjob:

How big was the rock?
Maybe a little bigger than a marble. We had some construction debris from the pool build in the skimmers so it must have snuck in when I had the basket out.