Question about Pentair 2" Pvc, 3 Way Lube Free Diverter Valve, with 2.5" Slip Outside

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How do I remove a Pentair 2'' slide valve, it doesn't pull up out of its position after removing the top holding bracket, seems to be stuck and I don't want to force it for fear of breaking the mechanism.

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Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

Keep trying. The o-ring(s) are probably rolled up and you need to force it out. I have never broken the body after yanking several of those out so I doubt you will break the valve. If you do it can be replaced without getting a whole new filter...just in case.

If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!

John

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

  • schristi69 Jun 16, 2011

    Sometimes the top section does not want to line up with the cylinder. This usually happens when the o-ring lube has gone. You have to disassemble the valve and work the plunger out. This can be quite a pain. You CAN break the valve. The plastic handle is subject to weakening by the sun and will snap off. A new plunger assembly is not cheap. The valve body of mine has cracked at the screws that hold the assembly in place. Replacing the whole thing with a multi-port valve. Never did like this type of valve

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