Valve is toast - is this what I need?

Sep 3, 2018
22
NYC area
#1
Genuine Hayward Backwash valve Top Key Cover Assembly Spx0710xBA17 SP710 SP711 | eBay

From what I can tell (it's so old, the sticker with the model # is coming off), it's a Hayward Variflo Valve Model SP710 (X32?). It's barely turning (requiring great force and yes we always turn off the pump before switching) and is leaking to the waste opening even when in filter mode. I assume the internal components are toast. Is the above item what I need? I can't tell if it's just the cover or if it includes the "guts" that are broken in my part.

Edit: I assume I need this thing, too: 5 Spoke Spider Gasket Replacement For Hayward Vari-Flo Valve SPX0710XD O-176A | eBay
 

sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
#7
Try the gasket/seal replacement first - grit on the seal surfaces is usually what causes the valve to be difficult to turn and leak some. If that doesn't work, you can get the entire new valve for about $80 if you search the internet carefully.
 
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Sep 3, 2018
22
NYC area
#8
Try the gasket/seal replacement first - grit on the seal surfaces is usually what causes the valve to be difficult to turn and leak some. If that doesn't work, you can get the entire new valve for about $80 if you search the internet carefully.
$80? I saw it for $135.
Hayward Multiport Sand Filter Valve SP710X32 1.5" 610377034975 | eBay
That I think is the right thing. The previous item I posted is just the top section. I'll probably take it apart this weekend to see what's wrong and if it's worth salvaging.

Found a used, like new one for $45 here:
Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Hayward SPX0710X32 Side Mount Valve Replacement for Hayward Multiport and Sand Filter Valves
Anyone know what the "X0" means? Is it still compatible with what I have?
 
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