Eventually the Spider gasket will need to be replaced.
As rubber gets hard over time a person may notice a drip out the waste line while the filter is running. That is probably the handwriting
on the wall telling you that you need a new spider gasket. Typically a spider gasket will last 5 to 10 years before needing a replacement.
Inside the Multiport valve is sections and as the diverter inside moves, as you make a selection with the black handle, the sections are connected to a
variety of outlets going to different places such as out the Waste line or Back to the Pond, etc. The spider gasket, being of a flexible rubber,allows these
sections to be connected without bleeding over to other sections.
Changing out the Spider gasket and lubricating the shaft of the Multiport valve will make the Multiport Valve operate like a new one again.
You will need to purchase locally a small tube of silicone type adhesive, made for gaskets, that is made to be removed and replaced in another 5 to 10 years. You can get this at any auto parts type store.
If you want your multiport valve to work like new again order and install the Multiport Valve Repair kit. It includes a complete new Multiport top that has
all new internals installed with it. It also includes a new Spider Gasket. Between the Spider Gasket and the new Multiport top your multiport valve will perform like it did when it was new.
|SPIDER GASKET to fit AquaBead or AlphaONE||$38.95|
|Multiport Repair Kit-Includes Spider gasket and New Multiport Top||$209.95|