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    Changing pump valve was broken at threads in filter inlet.

    I was changing my handy pump which lasted 10 years (guess I got my money's worth). Anyway long time reader of these forums and first time poster.

    Anyways, I was changing the pump after opening the pool for this year and it was DOA, I was disconnecting it from the filter when I noticed the valve to the inlet part of the filter was broken at the threads with the thread of the valve still in the filter. I have disconnected the filter from the rest of the pool now, dried it, and brought it inside to look at it.

    Any suggestions to get this stubborn piece out? I have tired to get a pair of pliers in there to try to get some grip to unscrew it but thought I would see what else anyone recommends?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Changing pump valve was broken at threads in filter inlet.

    Welcome to TFP

    Sorry no one has been able to help, did you get that stubborn piece out?
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    Re: Changing pump valve was broken at threads in filter inlet.

    If you are able to, get a hacksaw blade and see if you can make a cut, vertically, inside the broken piece. stop cutting when you get to the pump housing threads. This will significantly weaken the part stuck inside the pump. you should then be able to work a screwdriver in between the broken piece and the pump to continue to break it free. I am not sure if I explained this well enough. It is about a 15 min job and easier to do than explain
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    Re: Changing pump valve was broken at threads in filter inlet.

    Thanks. Yes I did get it out. I actually did use the hacksaw blade method about a hour after I posted this similar to as danpik said. It was frustrating but it came out thankfully.


    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    Welcome to TFP

    Sorry no one has been able to help, did you get that stubborn piece out?

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