Pentair CVA-24T Valve Actuator Issue


New member
Apr 2, 2018

I'm a newbie here, but I've always used this board as a resource for my own pool maintenance, and never needed to actually post a question. But now . . .

I noticed my valve actuator kept rotating and not stopping at the usual spot. After I read a few threads, I assumed it was a bad micro switch that didn't stop the motor when the valve was supposed to stop.

However, I noticed that the switches actually work, it's just that the switch actuator (a plastic black lever) that is supposed physically depress the switch was not compressing the switch far enough to activate it.

Does anyone else have this issue? Do I need to replace the switch actuator or is it the problem with the shaft of the valve that does not seem to push the switch actuator far enough? I did notice some grease on the switch actuator that oozed upward from the valve shaft. For a temporary fix, I just wrapped some tape on the switch actuator so when the shaft contacts that portion, it pushes the actuator a bit further to stop the valve.

Thanks for any help!



Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
It does sound like it has wore just enough to not catch. I would try giving them a call to see about getting the parts to repair it. This will also give you a bump to get it in front of more eyes.


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
These are standard pool valve actuators that have been around for a long time. The micro-switches are prone to failure and easily replaced for about $2/switch. The molded plastic parts can be a bit more expensive as they are typically available online from pool retailers and can be found locally sometimes at pool stores. If you search for CVA-24 rebuild kits, you’ll probably find the parts you are looking for.


New member
Apr 2, 2018
Thanks for the replies. I’ll give them a call on Monday if I get around to it. I’ll also price out rebuild kits. My trusty tape has been working, but I’m sure it won’t be long before it fails.

Thanks again
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