stripped diverter valve : repair vs replacement. updated for air-leak fix.

seraph

Active member
Apr 19, 2017
31
Southlake
Hi,

hope everyone enjoy the long weekend.

Recently my 2-speed pump is very slow to prime under low-speed. sometimes I have to turn on high-speed for priming, then switch to low speed after priming.

I lubed the o-ring in basket, but nothing much changed.

Later I opened diverted valve but couldn't locate the o-ring(now I knew!). Worse, I made a mistake using drill when putting screws back, which broke the valve like below.

Question:
- can I fix this using some crazy glue?
- if valve has to be replaced, there is no much room for coupling etc. please refer to the dimension. Any option I can choose for such tight room?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV

Get a rebuild kit for the valve too.
 
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seraph

Active member
Apr 19, 2017
31
Southlake
To locate the air leak, I tried a few approached over union, valve etc, but couldn't find anything.
Suddenly I realized whenever I turned off the pump, there is tiny water stream burst out of somewhere.

Then I tried a few times and finally located the location where water came out, it is the broken strainer lid.
I ordered a new one, and temporarily applied some eproxy resin, then it worked like magic.

before eproxy application.
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broken lid.
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after eproxy application.
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