Frequently Asked Questions
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- How do I replace a Module on the Paramount Water Valves?
Six-Port single valve system First try clearing debris from the module by
carefully taking it out and moving it rapidly side to side in the pool water. If
your valve is equipped with a pressure gauge confirm that it is working. When
replacing a pressure gauge never use thread tape, use a thread paste and do not
over tighten as this could break the lid. The water valve when active needs 14
to 20 psi on the pressure gauge to work properly. The closer to 20 psi it is the
better the system works. On multiple valves the valve with the lowest pressure
is the reading you are looking for. A bad piston on a water valve can cause low
Only service the water valve when pump is turned off. Remove the clamp and
lid and lift out the module (it is a one piece unit).
On a single water valve the module is part number 004-302-4408-00 and it can
go in any one of six positions. Place the module in the base and turn it until
the pins on the bottom of the module drop in place.
Note; when replacing a module we suggest you replace the valve O-ring part
number 005-302-0100-00 and when tightening the clamp you must tap on the side of
the clamp opposite the nut you are tightening to make sure it is drawing up
properly. NEVER stand over any pool equipment when restarting the pool pump.
On two valves side by side the module is a special 4-port module on the slave
valve. It will have tubes on the top of three of the pistons connecting them
together. This module must be placed in the valve base so the tubes are directly
over the two plugged openings with the opening between them plumbed to the other
valve. Follow the note above when putting the valve lid back on.
Three valves together means that normally the center valve is a slave valve
and requires a special module called a 2-port 5-gear part number
004-302-4402-00. This module has a tube connecting three pistons on one side and
three pistons on the other side and it must be placed so the connected pistons
are centered over the two open ports on each side of the valve base. Follow the
note above when putting the valve lid back on.
Some separate spas and negative edge basins have a 2-port 4 gear module part
number 004-302-4400-00 it gets placed the same way as the 2-port 5 gear above.
- Can I get the rubber diaphragms that are inside the 6-port
We have made major changes to the design of the module and its piston
assembly and all of the old design diaphragms are no longer available. The new
ones do not fit so a module replacement (which still fits the old bases) is the
- Does it matter how the module on my 6-port module (part number
004-302-4408-00) is lined up on the pinholes of the base?
If you have only one water valve with 6 pipes plus a pipe in the center then
any one of six ways will work.