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Can you replace the spider gasket only for the sp0714t multivalve port without having to replace the key assembly?

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You are shutting off the pump prior to moving the valve handle, yes? If so, is the groove clean of any of the old gasket material? If both are yes, consider replacing the valve.

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How do I replace the spider gasket

What filter do you have?

Some of the newer filter valves, do not have a replaceable spider gasket, it is part of the rotor base plate, like on a Hayward SP714 T1 Style valve.

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25522633-w440f4xqb2ju5vbxyy5bo3yg-1-0.jpg This type is on the rotor assembly vs. the style that has the gasket as part of the valve body, and that is removable and replaceable, see pic:


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Hayward pool filter Model SP711 alignment on filter, ports, spider gasket replacement

Remove the 6 screws from around the valve assembly. Pay close attention to the current orientation of the valve assembly before removing. Lift the value assembly straight out and the spider gasket is on the bottom. This could be twisted a little which would also cause your back flush port to leak when positioned in the filter position. If twisted, just position back in alignment with the valve holes on the bottom of the valve assembly. If the gasket is worn or torn then just replace and place the valve assembly back in the valve housing and replace all 6 screws. If you still have problems with water not functioning based on the way you have the handle turned then it might be time to replace the entire valve assembly.

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Why does water still comes out of the backwash pipe?

Deteriorated internal valve multi-port gasket seal, commonly referred to "Spider" gasket. This has Failed. And allowing water to pass between the many ports within that valve, mainly between the "Return" port and the "Waste" port.

Most common reason these gaskets fail: Turning the valve handle while the pump is still "ON". Never do this!

Obtain another gasket, and plan on doing this yourself. Not that difficult. But if you feel you don't want to attempt, your local service provider should be able to do this very quickly & effectively.

It will look something like the one below. Imagine, one or most of the "Spokes" on that gasket can no longer remain in the recessed groove of the body due to detioration, therefore water will pass between the ports.


Jun 04, 2014 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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My sta-rite pump leaks out the backwash port looking for a rebuild kit

If you remove the bolts around the top the handle and lid assembly will pull out. Under that is a spider gasket that needs to be replaced. Clean out and dry the slots where the spokes of the gasket go, and replace with a new gasket using contact adhesive or vinyl adhesive to glue the gasket in. Do not put anything on the top of the gasket.

It's a good idea to replace the diverter o ring and bearing while you have it open. This requires removing the handle from the diverter. The o ring is on the diverter shaft, the bearing is the white plastic ring that goes between the lid and the handle. After that the backwash valve will work like new.

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Want crank 2000 blazer

2000 Chevy blazer doesn't have a carburetor. It's multiport/sequential port fuel injected. Your injectors look like a spider inside the intake manifold. If they are not delivering fuel, that assembly needs to be replaced. That's a pretty big deal. Need to replace a few other gaskets as well since other components will be pulled.

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Is there another solution to fixing the spider gasket on my heyward filter other that replacing the whole valve assembly? Are there any home remedies out there.

I would try to change the gasket first ... be sure you look at the gasket BEFORE you remove it so you can put the new one in properly. Typically, it is the gasket that goes and not the valve. Remember, you can only turn the handle in a clock wise direction - never backward. or is that counter clock wise ... :-)

Dec 06, 2012 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Vari flo handle not working properly


Which model year VariFlo?
  • Some model years do not take a spider gasket as there is spider gasket type bead molded into the diverter/key hub assembly.
  • Spider Gasket, raised bump should face up & gasket should be glued down down to prevent it moving.
  • Spring & nylon washers could also be bad.

Sep 11, 2012 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Why when i put my filter on FILTER the water comes out the waste line

your diverter gasket is worn. this is the "spider" gasket at the bottom of the diverter plate - the plate turns and selects the desired ports. on your model of filter, the gasket comes with the plate. to replace, remove the head unit from the filter, then remove the pin from the selector handle. everything should come apart. this part is available at your local hayward dealer, if you bring in the assembled head unit they will probably change the part over for you, often free of charge. good luck!

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