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Leaking from the backwash port in the filter position

I have a SP714 Vari-Flo XL Control Valve which is leaking (more than dripping) from the backwash port in the filter position. I'm wondering if this is something I can fix myself or if I need a complete new control valve (~ 100$) ?

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It is not seated all the way try turnig to different positions several times if this does not work it probably sprocket wheel under handle assembly is bad or unseated make sure pump is off when changing positions

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

  • james aurienne Jul 08, 2009

    it is not seated all the way try turnig to different positions several times if this does not work it probably sprocket wheel under handle assembly is bad or unseated make sure pump is off when changing positions

  • creekkid Apr 27, 2011

    Use expanding rubber plug that is used for winterization to stop leak .I keep mine in waste port when not backwashing.

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