Float Valve Assembly w/O-Ring - 08650-0079

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Part # 4020-08

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Part # 4020-08

Manufacturer Code 08650-0079

Dimensions 6.25" Bottom Width x 2" Tall

Alternate Part #'s 086500079, 25140-000-700, 8650-39, 8650-39X, 865039, 865039X, SP1070FV, STA251005

Product Description

Float Valve Assembly w/O-Ring - 08650-0079

Float valve protects pump from loss of prime if skimmer clogs or flow through skimmer is restricted. Trimmer valve plate on bottom of float valve balances flow between skimmer and main drains.

This float valve measures 6.25" across the bottom x 2" tall.

 

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?     Asked on 4/29/2019 by Mary

My float valve measures 6 inches across. Will this replacement part fit into the space at the bottom of the skimmer? The specifications on the replacement says 6.25 inches and there doesn't appear to have any room for more than 6 inches on the bottom .
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A  Answered on 5/6/2019 by Industry Professional

What is the model of your skimmer? Do you have photographs of the existing float valve?
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  • Commented on 5/6/2019 by Product Owner

    The float valve looks identical to the picture shown for 8650-0079. The numbers on the float valve are 8650-37 or 39. According to the other questions and answers, 0079 replaces 0037 or 0039 I think the skimmer is pentair model u-3, 8650-8652-8653-8655. That is all the info I can get from the skimmer housing.
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    • Commented on 5/7/2019 by Industry Professional

      The float valve for the U3 skimmer is part# 08650-0079
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      • Commented on 5/7/2019 by Product Owner

        It came, I put it in, it fit like a glove!??
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        • Commented on 5/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

          Awesome!! So glad to hear that.
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A  Answered on 6/10/2019 by Industry Professional

this particular float valve is for sta-rite skimmers so it should work if that's the kind you have
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A  Answered on 5/8/2019 by Industry Professional

The 51-102-1228 does measure 6-1/4" across the bottom, used in StaRite SwimQuip (old) U-3 skimmers & also in the Hayward SP1070, 1071, in ground skimmers. We would need to try to I.D. the original mfg of your skimmer.
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A  Answered on 5/7/2019 by Industry Professional

Hi Mary, we did re-measure this part and it does indeed measure 6.25" across the bottom.
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?     Asked on 1/24/2019 by

This float valve seats loosely at the bottom of my skimmer and this is a problem when the pool pump shuts off. Due to the inertia of the flowing water, for a second or 2 after the pump shuts off water continues to flow from the pipe from the main drain and forces the float valve off the bottom of the skimmer. Invariably it gets cocked at an angle when it settles back down and no longer functions correctly when the pool pump turns back on. Can you please provide me with a fix for this problem?
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A  Answered on 1/24/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Check to see if the Float Valve O-ring - U9-169 is in place. If it's missing replacing it will resolve the issue.  
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  • Commented on 1/24/2019 by Product Owner

    The o-ring is in place and provides a water seal due to suction when the pump is running. When not running the o-ring provides no capability to hold the float valve in place and it easily lifts off. When the pump stops running the float valve lifts off and invariably gets cocked at an angle. This happens mostly when the pool water level is low which is exactly when I need the float valve the most to protect the pump. Is a weight or some other method available to hold the float valve in place?
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    • Commented on 1/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi. Here are my other recommendations. (1) Make sure you have the correct skimmer basket. (2) Make sure that you have the correct Float Valve for your skimmer model. If 1 and 2 are correct, I would recommend replacing the float valve. 
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?     Asked on 9/22/2015 by Robert Green

How does this float valve get mounted at the bottom of the skimme? Is there still room for the basket?
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A  Answered on 9/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Robert, The Float Assy Valve (08650-0079) is installed with the float facing up. There will be room for the basket with the float assy installed.
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?     Asked on 6/30/2015 by Merlyn Corcoran

I need a pentair valve float assembly 8650-39 - does your 8650-0079 replace this? Thank you.
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A  Answered on 6/30/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R.

Merlyn - Yes, Part # 08650-0079 valve float assembly will replace your Pentair part # 8650-39.
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?     Asked on 6/23/2015 by

I'm sure it should be obvious to me, but where does the rubber o-ring go? I don't have one currently in my set-up.
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A  Answered on 6/24/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The o-ring will go into the grove in the bottom of the skimmer, as shown in the Sta-Rite / Swimquip U-3 Part Diagram.
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?     Asked on 4/14/2015 by

what does this do? How do I make my spa drain?
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A  Answered on 4/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

The Sta-Rite Float Valve Assembly (08650-0079) protects the pump from loss of prime if the skimmer clogs or flow through skimmer is restricted. The trimmer valve plate on the bottom of the float valve balances the flow between skimmer and main drains.Check out our guide on "How to Drain a Pool Spa".
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?     Asked on 4/9/2015 by Dave

I have a Pentair 8650-39.........Does this one(08650-0079) replace mine?
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A  Answered on 4/10/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Dave, Yes this will replace your model.
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?     Asked on 4/1/2015 by

The number shown on our valve float is S 8650-37. Will your 08650-0079 be the replacement I need?
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A  Answered on 4/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Yes, this is the replacement for the s8650-37 basket. Ensure to verify the dimensions on the basket to be absolutely certain- 8.25" X 5.15"
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?     Asked on 12/20/2014 by

What does this do?
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A  Answered on 12/22/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

The Sta-Rite Float Valve Assembly (08650-0079) protects the pump from loss of prime if the skimmer clogs or flow through skimmer is restricted. The trimmer valve plate on the bottom of the float valve balances the flow between skimmer and main drains.
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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Zip ties, glue

Float valve came apart.

Written on 5/18/2019 by Guest

In my old float valve, there was a weighted O ring, like a metal of some sort. It fit within the top part and the base. The top came apart from the base so I tried hot glue to put it back together. That worked for a while but eventually came apart.

Then I used super glue. No. Moved on to Gorilla glue and that held it together longer. The only thing that held were three zip ties evenly spaced, but the swivel flap on the bottom broke off.

Back to the glue but gave up on that and ended up leaving it off. It was a mess. Consequently, the suction was terrible. Kept being a cheapskate because I couldn't see paying so much for this piddly little part. Turns out that with a malfunctioning part in your equipment it throws other components off.

So take my advice and replace things as needed. Finally got a new one from Inyo, reasonably priced, and the skimmer now works perfectly.

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