I have a strange problem on a minimag valve.
It seems the regulator creeps and it is very slow to recharge. I have replaced all the o-rings as well as the reg seat, pin and piston. I did notice something strange on the spring pack and im wondering if it could be the cause or if anyone has this happen to them.

My spring pack seems to be all loose. I will take a picture to better show it later, but for now it just seems like the rod is about 1/16" longer than all the washers. I compared mine to a picture of a new one on ebay and it seems to have all the disks in it, just loose.

So the question is:

Could this be a defective spring pack that is causing me the issues?

Thanks for your input!