Spider Gasket question

Splitshot

Active member
Apr 19, 2017
38
Hillsborough New Jersey
I have a hayward Filter with a bump handle that I have to replace the Spider gasket in every couple of years because it will leak and the backwash hose will fill with dripping water. I replaced it this year and notice that the "seat" for laymans lack of the accurate part name, where the gasket sets in, one of the sides is broke off. Of course some leaking is occurring but not terrible. The question is, Can that part that the Spider gasket sits in be replaced or do I have to buy a whole new bump handle assembly? Also, as an aside, is it smarter just to replace the whole assembly since the filer is 21 yrs old? thanks
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
28,253
You're not going to have a bump handle and a spider gasket.

Can you show a picture of what you have?

What exact model is the filter?

How old is the filter?

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JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
28,253
You can replace the multiport, or you can replace the entire thing if it is in poor condition.

I would recommend the Pentair "Clean and Clear Plus" 420 square foot cartridge filter with no multiport.

Put a Jandy 3-way valve between the pump and filter to allow you to go to waste if necessary.
 

Splitshot

Active member
Apr 19, 2017
38
Hillsborough New Jersey
Heres a shot of the handle. There are no more labels on the tank, its like 21 yrs old, original parts, I think its a hayward 48 because I put 6 lbs of DE in it. In the exploded diagram you have up there its part #25. I'm attaching a photo. The piece that is broken is inside under that handle where the gasket sits. Like one side is crunched over.
 

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JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
28,253
That's a multiport valve.

The handle is not a "bump" handle.

In any case, it's probably time for a mew multiport of whole new filter.
 
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