Sand Filter leaking from Clamp

mohammedafwan7

In The Industry
Sep 1, 2021
1
Riyadh
I just got the hayward sand filter leaking from the clamp. It started recently. I also find the lever of the control valve hard to move around.

Do I replace the control valve, O ring and the clamp? Or is there anything else that I am missing. I have added a video below for understanding the situation.

Regards,
Mohammed Afwan
 

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Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2014
33,414
Texas, San Antonio/Marion, South-Central Area
Pool Size
17888
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Greetings and welcome to TFP! :wave: How old is your filter? You might have to lift the valve assembly up and off the filter to inspect the mating surfaces. There may also be a large O-ring in that area designed to seal that valve to the filter body. It might be going bad or perhaps some pool silicone lube (not petroleum jelly) will help.

 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
27,690
The neck is known to crack.

Look carefully for any type of crack.

Be careful as a rupture can be very dangerous.

 

wireform

Silver Supporter
In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
2,969
Spring Valley, NY
As Texas said but don't open it till you know where you can grab a gasket or else you'll be without a filter till one gets delivered. If it's a couple of years old do not reuse original O ring gasket. I've seen this before and it was a crack that developed.