Can't find a Toro part

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Jakemembers, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Jakemembers

    Jakemembers New Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    I have a Toro 3/4" jar-top anti-siphon valve, Model 53763 that is leaking at the top from the inlet side. I think I have a small hole in the diaphragm. My problem is I can't seem to find a repair kit or anything for this model. I'm in SoCal. I've searched myself blue on-line and am hoping someone has some help.


  2. Jakemembers

    Jakemembers New Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Well, I get to answer my own question. I saw some vague references to Lawn Genie being owned by Toro during my internet search. So, on a hunch, I went to the Home Depot and found a Lawn Genie valve that was identical except in color to the valve I have. And, this one, they had a replacement diaphragm for. The leak is gone, and I've learned that Toro needs to work on their parts availability. Now if only they will learn that.

  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. captwally

    captwally New Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Apartment Complex Maintenance, Professional Chef
    Toro is a manufacturer of some very good products. I'm not an employee nor am I in any way associated with the Toro Corporation, or any other irrigation manufacturer's product, but thought that my two cents may be valuable.

    Like RainBird or any number of other irrigation product manufacturers, Toro makes things for many companies at varying quality levels. Some carry the manufacturer name and some do not. Most of what you find at home centers is of lesser quality than what is commercially avaliable. Perhaps these are made overseas for a much cheaper overhead rate than their commercial products, though they still carry the name and logo. Why do companies manufacture top quality products and cheaper inferior products at the same time? The answer is quite simply MONEY. If they can install a quality system at a major sports park, for example, then the quality recognition for their product increases, and residential consumers generally won't pay the top dollar to get their best products.

    Professionally I've installed Toro, Hunter and RainBird products, all of which are avaliable at local Depot type Home Centers, but the quality of the products is far superior if you go with professional installation. Most products they offer are mass produced with a margin of failed components factored in. Their main concern is not the repair of failed components, but rather is in the replacement of those components. Thus their parts avaliability is limited, though it is there if you look hard enough.
Similar Threads: Can't find
Forum Title Date
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Can't Find Valve Box! May 15, 2009
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum New pump, can't maintain pressure May 2, 2020
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Can't manually turn valve on anymore May 11, 2014
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Finding common wire on old MOODY controller Aug 6, 2019
Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum Finding lost end of irrigation line with compressed air Jun 8, 2018

Share This Page