Waterway Multiport Valve for DE Filter - Is it Normal or Damaged?

Lei Mend

Member
Jun 4, 2020
18
Virginia
Hi, new member here. We are preparing to install a new filter & multi-port valve. Can anyone please help verify if this is normal or a defect on the multiport valve?

There are 3 tiny gaps on the connection between the valve and the pvc elbow fitting.

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Thanks!
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
19,813
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

If those are breaks that will leak water and not primer or glue from the PVC joints then it is defective. I can't tell from the picture what exactly it is.
 

Lei Mend

Member
Jun 4, 2020
18
Virginia
Update: I sent the photo to the seller. Since it looks like a factory defect, they are sending me a replacement and also a return label to send back the defective valve.