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I have a Dream Line sand pump and label on top fell off. Can not tell where to set valve for backwash, rinse,waste or recirculate are? thank you for your time and help.

It is model number S170TSCPE.

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Filter position is with notch on handle seated and pointing to the pressure gauge.
Working clockwise - Waste; closed; backwash; recirculate; rinse;

Posted on May 11, 2013

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SOURCE: multi-valves on hayward sand filter mixed up

Key Cover Assy needs new spider gasket. If it is a newer model the gasket is made into the key cover and it will have to be replaced

Posted on May 02, 2009

SOURCE: sand in my waste water

O-rings or gasket are replaced to stop leaks, so that wouldn't have helped you.

It could be one of two things; either the white PCV-like pipe in the filter tank is cracked OR some of the laterals at the very bottom of the tank, under the sand, has melted. A whole new underdrain assembly is usually $70.

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one of the internal pipes broke or rotted away put in bypass mode and unbolt top slide out unit head repair or replace damage pipe

Posted on May 06, 2010

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