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Shutoff valves leak

Just purchased a waterway pro-clean 125SF 2hp 2speed filter/pump. Both valves a leaking when pump runs.

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The valves need tightening quite a bit. Take them off and wrap the PINK 1/2" teflon tape (Home Depot, Lowes) around them 3 to 4 times. Then take large wrenches, one to hold and one to tighten, and tighten them quite tight. If they still leak, turn off and tighten more. Eventually they will seal and stop leaking. Also, make sure, if they use them, that your O-rings are properly positioned.

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