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    Default Hayward Vari-Flo Multiport Valve Replacement question

    Hey guys....and the hits keep coming...haha! Finally got my new pump/motor working properly and now my Multiport valve is worn out. The spring is shot and the gasket is gone, so I just bought a new top portion. I need to replace the spider gasket of course and have gotten various different advice on how to install the gasket. Seems that rubber cement is a popular standard when installing the new gasket but can someone tell me the correct steps and which side the cement needs to go on? Any help would be appreciated...Im ready for the repairs to be over......for a little while atleast!!!! Thanks guys!

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    Welcome to the Forum!

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    Default Re: Hayward Vari-Flo Multiport Valve Replacement question

    I agree with waste. Make sure to lube the gasket well and you should have no problem. One thought... always make sure to shut off the pump before moving the handle on the multiport valve. In addition... I was told at one point to always move the handle in the same direction when I change settings (I use clockwise). Not sure if that makes a difference, but my replaced gasket has been working with no leaks for years.
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    Default Re: Hayward Vari-Flo Multiport Valve Replacement question

    Thanks guys. I agree, I always shut off my pump before moving the valve and I also always go in the same direction. The replacement seemed to go well, I took alot of time and got the channels cleaned out and dried very well. I used the 3M product that Hayward reccommends to install the new gasket. I waited 24 hours before starting the pump back up. It seems to be operating smoothly. The one disappointment was that the "air sucking" noise is still present. I was told by a pool company employee that the noise was due to the extremely weak spring in my old valve letting water bypass the selected setting. The new valve I installed feels like new but the noise is still there and the water that I have been battling is STILL cloudy. For the life of me I can't get this water clear. Now it appears I am losing water from SOMEWHERE......ugh! I pulled the floor up and checked the plumbing under the pool house and it all appears dry. Maybe the skimmer seal?? Close to a bulldozer!

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    Default Re: Hayward Vari-Flo Multiport Valve Replacement question

    Pool Owner Patience, please

    Try filling a bucket, mark the water line in the bucket, set it on a step - so the water is the same temp as the pool and mark the pool water level. Wait 12 - 24 hours and compare the water lost from the pool to the water lost from the bucket (the water missing from the bucket is evaporation) If the pool looses more than the bucket- you've got a leak and we'll help you narrow down where it's going.
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