Sta-Rite Cartridge Filter Leak S8M500

bhollehday

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May 22, 2020
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Palmdale, CA
I’m out of options. I tried two new oring gaskets, tried putting lube on the oring, tried torquing in star pattern multiple times, and I can’t get this thing to seal up. It always seams to leak from the same area right here in the pic. Any tips?
 

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setsailsoon

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Only thing I can offer is to check to be certain there's no dirt in the groove at that position either in bottom or top. Most manufacturers prefer no lubricant or water soluble only. Any chance the sealing surface in the groove is nicked?
 

ferretbone

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May 24, 2016
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Only thing I can offer is to check to be certain there's no dirt in the groove at that position either in bottom or top. Most manufacturers prefer no lubricant or water soluble only. Any chance the sealing surface in the groove is nicked?
And when you do this try using a rubber mallet while tighting the knobs, tap firm on the latches while tighting. After that I got nothing, other than using a tube of silcon before sealing the lid.