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Legend Livewell valve #12745592
05/07/18 12:21 AM
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Just picked up a new to me Legend Alpha 211 spent today and yesterday on the lake
Love everything about the boat
However the livewell valve will not turn to all 3 locations
Basically I only get empty and auto.. looks like changing it won't be fun..
Anybody done this? Or had an issue?

Last edited by b00stin4; 05/07/18 12:22 AM.

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Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12745727
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Flow-rite. Pretty sure most makes of fishing boats use them. My little 3 way switch broke on my Ranger. It broke because it was getting hard to operate which was probably the cable. And the three way valve was leaking by a little into the livewell when in the closed(re-circulate) setting so I just simply replaced all three parts. Real inexpensive for all. Check with Legend dealer for correct length cables as they make many different lengths for different boat lengths/models. A little difficult to get to and make sure you attach one end of the new cable to the old one before pulling it out or you will have to fish the new one through. All makes are different and I was told Rangers were tough just by design. Took a little time but not rocket science at all. Might even find a YouTube video showing how. Ocassionally (I’ve been told) trash (tiny rock/stick) can get in the valve causing it not to operate properly. You could try shooting some pressurized water through the line but if you take it apart to check I would just replace it. Pick up parts at dealer or buy direct like I did: https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/valves

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Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12746637
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Mine is getting a little hard to turn too.

Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12746638
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Originally Posted By: b00stin4
Just picked up a new to me Legend Alpha 211 spent today and yesterday on the lake
Love everything about the boat
However the livewell valve will not turn to all 3 locations
Basically I only get empty and auto.. looks like changing it won't be fun..
Anybody done this? Or had an issue?


Cool you got a Legend. Send me some pix.

Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12746832
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This happens when your live well pump has trash in it not allowing it to close or open all the way. The lakes I fish I have to clean my pump housings out about once a year. If not I'm ordering a new switch from Flo-Rite. Replaced mine twice before figured out the issue.


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Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12746834
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You can get all the necessary parts from Amazon.com


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Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: Ken A.] #12746995
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: b00stin4
Just picked up a new to me Legend Alpha 211 spent today and yesterday on the lake
Love everything about the boat
However the livewell valve will not turn to all 3 locations
Basically I only get empty and auto.. looks like changing it won't be fun..
Anybody done this? Or had an issue?


Cool you got a Legend. Send me some pix.


Yes Sir
I am Very happy with it so far
minus the livewell switch lol
Doesnt look like a fun job


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Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
This happens when your live well pump has trash in it not allowing it to close or open all the way. The lakes I fish I have to clean my pump housings out about once a year. If not I'm ordering a new switch from Flo-Rite. Replaced mine twice before figured out the issue.


Have you changed this on the Legend?
wasnt sure if it was possible to swap with the fuel tank in the boat?


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Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12747123
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Originally Posted By: b00stin4
Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
This happens when your live well pump has trash in it not allowing it to close or open all the way. The lakes I fish I have to clean my pump housings out about once a year. If not I'm ordering a new switch from Flo-Rite. Replaced mine twice before figured out the issue.


Have you changed this on the Legend?
wasnt sure if it was possible to swap with the fuel tank in the boat?


No sorry only on my champion. But had exact same issue so figured it would be the same. My boat I have to pull batteries out and pull pump out of housing and clean out then reinstall it all. Probably 30 min for a 2 min fix.


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Re: Legend Livewell valve [Re: b00stin4] #12747331
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I think according to legend you can get to it without removing the fuel tank - you just have to have rubber arms - if your's still has the pretty fiberglass cover over the lines running into the back of the livewells remove it and see what you can see. I've had one go bad and finally just took it to the dealer and pretty sure they removed the tank to get to it. Did replace one pump cartridge and that was hard enough since you could only see the top of the pump. Love my legend 211 but trying to work on pumps etc is a real pain with that fuel tank in the way - only complaint I've ever had with the boat.

Back then Fish and Ski Marine in Sanger was a dealer and they did it for me - they aren't legend dealers anymore but could probably do it if you can't get to it yourself or don't want to try to pull fuel tank.

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Originally Posted By: MikeW07
I think according to legend you can get to it without removing the fuel tank - you just have to have rubber arms - if your's still has the pretty fiberglass cover over the lines running into the back of the livewells remove it and see what you can see. I've had one go bad and finally just took it to the dealer and pretty sure they removed the tank to get to it. Did replace one pump cartridge and that was hard enough since you could only see the top of the pump. Love my legend 211 but trying to work on pumps etc is a real pain with that fuel tank in the way - only complaint I've ever had with the boat.

Back then Fish and Ski Marine in Sanger was a dealer and they did it for me - they aren't legend dealers anymore but could probably do it if you can't get to it yourself or don't want to try to pull fuel tank.


so I pulled the cover off
I can touch the pump and believe i can probably finagle the quick disconnect lines off the top and front..
the rear is under the tank and may be able to get it off but getting everything back in and new cable is gonna be tough


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Fixed it!
Bad design by whoever installed it all
The cable is on the bottom of the valve
And rests on top of the transducer that was put on the hull
So you can only move the cable one direction because the transducer stops it from rotating both ways
Would like to relocate the transducer but it's epoxy'd on there for now just moved the valve over half in and zip tied to get the movement out of the cable
Will come up with a more permanent fix later


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