Valve Disc Set for the Autotrol Performa 263, 268, 269 and 278.
The Performa Valve Series replaced the older Autotrol Series 163, 168, 169 Valves around the year 2000.
The standard service version of the Flapper Valve Discs ( 1041174 ) are now made to the same standard as the "severe service" version ( 1041175 ) were and therefore are the only type now sold. Cross reference AT1041174 and AP1041174.
The flapper valve discs can be replaced by removing the screws holding the top plate on ( you need to remove the cam and the timer housing first ). The flat springs pop out of the top of the valve discs. A pair of needle nose pliers helps with removing the springs ( and popping them back in place ), and also with pulling the valves out of the valve body. It is a fairly simple procedure.
PLEASE check carefully that the area where the valve disc "seat" is 100% clean, and be sure to Install the Discs into the Valve Body, and THEN lower the Top Plate on top. The Valve Discs must all be INSTALLED and SEATED first, for best possible results ( less chance of problems or leaks ).
The only other "tricky" part is to be careful putting the screws back in. The screws are self tapping. I recommend turning them slowly in reverse until you feel them drop into the thread groove, then alternate tightening them down. Do not over tighten, since you are screwing metal into plastic.
Autotrol Valve Leaking to Drain after Replacing Valve DiscsNOTE About Small Numbers Molded into Rubber of Each Valve Disc:
The little NUMBERS on the Valve Disc have NO MEANING as far as placement is concerned ( they are "mold" references in the manufacturing process only ).