Water leaking from filter

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GAPER39
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My Pool: 15' above ground
Hayward filter S-190T
Location: Gatineau

Water leaking from filter

Postby GAPER39 » Mon 18 May, 2009 20:13

I have just opened my pool for the season and i have noticed today that water is coming out from the backwash pipe when the lever is set to filter. I have changed the gasket today and water is still coming out. Not sure what to do....

Any suggestions?

My filter is an Hayward model number S-190T


Aquaclear-NZ
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My Pool: ingound, 50,000L, gas heated, low energy pump and cartridge filter
Location: Auckland

Water leaking from filter

Postby Aquaclear-NZ » Tue 19 May, 2009 04:02

when you say "changed the gasket" yo uare talking about the spider gaset i nthe valve distributor head arent you ?
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GAPER39
Pool Newbie
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Posts: 2
Joined: Mon 18 May, 2009 20:07
My Pool: 15' above ground
Hayward filter S-190T
Location: Gatineau

Water leaking from filter

Postby GAPER39 » Tue 19 May, 2009 05:36

Yes it is the spider gasket that i have replaced
redboy
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Water leaking from filter

Postby redboy » Sat 11 Jul, 2009 17:46

I had this same problem my gasgket was brand new,it turned out that the spring in the handle of the MPV was broken in half.
ChuckGeo
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Water leaking from filter

Postby ChuckGeo » Mon 13 Jul, 2009 14:23

I get the best results for this problem by simply installing a good quality cut off valve (such as a Jandy No Lube valve) on the waste line, just after the multiport valve. I did one today, as a matter of fact. The spider gaskets are usually good for a few years when they're new, but a lot of them eventually blow out to waste. You can replace the spider gasket, but you'll have the same problem again, sooner or later. Install a valve, you'll be much happier in the long run.
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ldb1954
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Water leaking from filter

Postby ldb1954 » Fri 14 Aug, 2009 05:08

I put the plug for the skimmer in it. Only thing is, you have to remove it and screw back in the fitting for the hose to connect to when you want to backwash. Only takes a minute though.

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