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Sunday, March 27th 2011, 11:29pm

Questions Regarding Toro 53381 Leak

Hi Everybody,

I had a few questions pertaining to one of my sprinkler valves, all of which are Toro 53381. We have had our sprinkler system for about 22 years and just recently replaced the Toro PVB with a Febco, which is working great. After I installed that, I replaced the diaphragm and solenoid in one of the valves (the others had been replaced recently already) well upon testing everything worked fine, and then shortly after that, that station wouldn't come on unless I opened the bleeder and wouldn't turn off. So today I took it apart again and couldn't find any cracks or debris, put it back together and it worked but now water is coming out of where the solenoid mounts to the valve (on these valves there are two screws that hold the solenoid to the valve top). We have turned off the water to the valves and are now at a loss as to what route we should take to fix it. Should we buy a new 53381 (only one place near us sells them) or should we start replacing each valve with Irritrol 2400 or 2500s?

Any other ideas are much appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your assistance.



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Monday, March 28th 2011, 2:09am

Is the O-ring missing?




Friday, July 31st 2015, 12:58pm


Where can I buy toro valve 53381?

I installed in1998. Now I can not find them. Some of them did :( not waork.



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Friday, July 31st 2015, 3:13pm

Toro 53381

Is this what you're looking for?

It's a different model number but it looks the same to me. Toro Replacement Valve

Parts from this valve Toro 250-06-04 should work to repair your valves as long as the valve body isn't cracked. You could also just use this valve as a replacement.

I have one customer with the Toro inlines and I've replaces at least 7 of them due to cracking. It took 15-20 years for them to crack.

Speaking of cracking. If you go with the Toro inline. Buy the tri-port. The 250-06-04 dual ports will crack on the bottom eventually.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "mrfixit" (Jul 31st 2015, 3:22pm)

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