Removal of seal on multi port valve

Fergsfallin

Member
Jul 23, 2019
7
Ledbetter Texas
What’s the best way to remove the seal from the multi port valve? I’ve been at it about an hour and a half using a box cutter, tiny flat head screwdriver, and kitchen knife.

Also, do I even want to glue the new one on and have to go through this hassle again, or just set it in?
 

borjis

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Aug 19, 2014
2,956
Pacific NW
I remember the service person who replaced my cracked multiport valve (home warranty covered it / dispatched them)
told me the newer ones are glued in and not meant to be replaced. He said you replace the whole mutiport top.

Not a fan of that kind of waste.
 

Fergsfallin

Member
Jul 23, 2019
7
Ledbetter Texas
Hey Ferg! :wave: This may be old news by now, but have you managed to get that rascal off? Some are glued in there and require a fair amount of patience, skill, and a cold beverage. :hammer: :cheers:
Yes, I’ve already got it out. And yes, it took a steady hand with a razor blade, massive patience, and a couple of cold beverages! Butgot it replaced and now the booger is leaking out the top where the handle is. 🙄 The pool was sitting for at least 7 years. I have no pool experience but also don’t have the money to pay someone to fix it, so between me, this site, and utube I’ve done a decent job of getting it going. But every time I turn around, something else needs tlc.
 

Fergsfallin

Member
Jul 23, 2019
7
Ledbetter Texas
So I just replaced the spider gasket on my pacfab multiport valve and now it’s leaking on the top where the handle connects.

Without taking it apart, can you tell me if there are more gaskets/seals that could need replacing or other parts that may not be working correctly?