Spring (e-9-s1)

Part # 4600-1161

By Praher

  4.6 Average  



Part # 4600-1161

Manufacturer Code E-9-S1

Dimensions 1-5/8" x 1-7/16"

Alternate Part #'s 1126, 14971SM10E9, 16109209R, 27-253-1042, 271161, 730000E9T1, E9S1, PCPE-9-S1, PRE9S1

Product Description



?     Asked on 6/22/2018 by

Will Spring #4600-1161 fit Purex Triton filter Model SM-20-3

A  Answered on 6/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, this Spring - 4600-1161 will fit the SM-20-3 valve.

?     Asked on 3/31/2018 by mloz

My handle is loose, there is barely any resistance when trying to change setting. Is this a spring issue?

A  Answered on 4/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

What you are describing is most commonly due to a spring failure in a multiport valve. 

?     Asked on 5/25/2016 by TAMMY

will this spring fit SM-20-2 SERIAL # 293? we have water leaking from blue hose when in filter position. Do you think we need a new handle as well?

A  Answered on 5/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Tammy, Yes this is the correct spring for the SM-20-2 valve. If you have water leaking out the backwash hose then it is typically the Spider Gasket and this Spring which will need to be replaced.

?     Asked on 6/22/2015 by Don pucci

I have a TM-22. Replaced spider gasket but i still get some weepage out backflow pipe when in filter mode. In addition, the handle which used to snap down vigorously into slot on filter head doesnt... Suspect weak spring... It is rusted ... L you agree.

A  Answered on 6/22/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R.

Hi Don, Sounds right. A weak handle and weepage are good indicators of a damaged spring. Here is a link to our guide on " How To Replace a Pool Multiport Valve Spring"


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed


2     0

The multiport valve spring was corroded to the point that it no longer was able to seat the valve.

Written on 4/6/2017 by Guest

1. Remove the screws holding the valve mechanism onto the valve body. Remove the mechanism from the body
2. Inspect the 'o' ring between the two valve parts, the spider gasket, and other parts for wear. (I had to purchase a new spider gasket at a local store. I should have purchased a repair kit from Inyo instead of just a spring.)
3. (After replacing the spider gasket, which was a separate and more involved job), reassemble the valve with the new spring. Get a friend to insert the pin in the handle while you compress the spring in the partly assembled mechanism. This requires three hands or, if you plan ahead like I didn't, a rig to hold the mechanism in a compressed position while you insert the pin yourself. The instructions that came with the valve include a suggested design for such a rig.
4. Reassemble the valve, making sure that the 'o' ring is properly set in place. Tighten the screw in an alternating pattern.

In my case, I had to clean out the remnants of the old spider gasket and glue the new one in place with silicone cement. I put the valve in the 'filter' position to hold the gasket in place, and did not put water through the valve for 24 hours.

5. Restart the pump per manufacturer's recommended procedure.

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