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We have a purex triton metior 26" 8 position sand pool filte that leaks at the top of the tank. We have changed the "O" ring but it still leaks alot. What else can we check? Thanx

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Try lubricating the o-ring with vaseline before installing. Make sure there is no sand on either of the surfaces that the o-ring touches.

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First, try a RUBBER mallet and GENTLY tap the perimeter of the Valve Head Flange to seat the Valve Head into the canister tank. If that does not work, you either need a new O-ring or your canisters center tube is off center or there is too much sand UNDER the canisters internal Filter Fingers at the bottom of the tank.

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