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    how can I remove debris from here?



    What is this piece called? Why is the debris there? How can I remove it? What should I know before I remove it? What problem does it make? If I don't clean it what will happen?

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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    If that's a strainer basket just before the pump.....unscrew the lid and empty/clean the strainer.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Yup, there should be a handle or something to grab a hold of and unscrew the lid.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Make sure you turn the pump off first...
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    You need to isolate it also, block the valves upstream and downstream.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Quote Originally Posted by newnick
    You need to isolate it also, block the valves upstream and downstream.
    That depends on the height of the pump relative to the hight of the water in the pool. With the pump above the pool there is no need to close valves, but with the pump below water level it is crucial to close valves.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Good point.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    I removed the lock ring. I cleaned the basket. I put the lock ring and basket on. I turned on the pump. Air does not blow into pool. What did I do? Thank you
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Did you turn the water flow valve's back on?????
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardscissorhands
    I removed the lock ring. I cleaned the basket. I put the lock ring and basket on. I turned on the pump. Air does not blow into pool. What did I do? Thank you

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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    The jets don't work.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Did you leave the pump on for a little while? When you open the basket the pump looses prime - so it needs to reprime (fill with water) before it will work.

    If it is something more exotic than that - post a pic of all your equipment so we can better see your situation.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    OK. A neighbor turned a valve and fixed my problem. Thank you.

    I did fill with water, but it didn't take a minute. I never got it to fill up but filled it up for a while.

    So, now my filter tank is half full with water. What does this mean?
    Also my pump I felt was too hot to touch so I turned the pump off immediately.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Could it be you ran it for awhile with the valve closed, and the pump worked so hard it superheated? Leave it off for an hour, check the temp on it before you turn it back on. If it is cool, fire the pump back up and check it every 5-10 minutes or so. If it continues to superheat and the jets are flowing, it could mean the brushes in the pump motor are going. If it is flowing correctly, I doubt there is an obstruction in the pipes.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Wiseguyfish -- everything you said is correct except the part about the motor brushes. Pool pumps use squirrel cage motors and they don't have brushes.
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    Re: how can I remove debris from here?

    Thank you sir. I stand corrected.
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