Finger type DE Filter won't bump

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Apps

Finger type DE Filter won't bump

Postby Apps » Tue 06 Jun, 2006 11:33

I have a hayward finger type DE filter. when I opened the pool it worked fine for about 10 hours then the pressure went up and I "bumped" the filter. In about 1 hour the pressure went up again, and I was able to bump the filter and backwash and everything was ok. An hour later, the pressure went up again and when I went to bump the handle has no resistence and I am unable to bump.

I took the filter apart and cleaned all the DE out, flushed all the openings and put it back together. The bump handle moved the finger part up and down when it was apart. The pressure is fine now but I still have no resistance on the bump handle.

Anyone know what's going on?


brooklynbrat2

no resistance in pool bump handle

Postby brooklynbrat2 » Mon 19 Jun, 2006 09:12

We had the same problem on our Hayward filter.

We had to purchase a shaft kit which contains washers and retainers. While we had everything apart we also replaced the bump shaft since it was rusty and we weren't sure what was causing the problem. I am happy to say it seems to be fixed as we have been able to bump over the past week.

The shaft kit was about $10 and the bump shaft itself was about $25.

Hope this info helps. Good Luck.
Apps

DE "finger" filter won't bump

Postby Apps » Mon 26 Jun, 2006 10:07

I ended up taking the filter apart and printing a parts diagram off the website to compare. I was missing a thrush washer from the metal shaft that goes thru the finger assembly, both top and bottom. Must have backwashed the tiny things out, but I couldn't find them.
For $9 I was able to fix it myself! :D

Hopefully this is your problem too.
Dean Richardson

Finger type DE Filter won't bump

Postby Dean Richardson » Fri 18 Feb, 2011 16:30

I was able to "guess" the snap ring and get a new one at lowes for 50 cents. the non stainless ones only last a year, but are cheap... and I have to go into the filter once a year anyway, so it is just on my list.
yankeesahc

Finger type DE Filter won't bump

Postby yankeesahc » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 00:06

Apps wrote:I have a hayward finger type DE filter. when I opened the pool it worked fine for about 10 hours then the pressure went up and I "bumped" the filter. In about 1 hour the pressure went up again, and I was able to bump the filter and backwash and everything was ok. An hour later, the pressure went up again and when I went to bump the handle has no resistence and I am unable to bump.

I took the filter apart and cleaned all the DE out, flushed all the openings and put it back together. The bump handle moved the finger part up and down when it was apart. The pressure is fine now but I still have no resistance on the bump handle.

Anyone know what's going on?

yes, you needto replace your E clip inside the top ofyour pump head
yankeesahc

Finger type DE Filter won't bump

Postby yankeesahc » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 00:07

YES... your E clip in the head of your filter is broken.... just replace it and youll be fine... they are only about $2

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