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Thread: Stuck Skimmer Basket.

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    Stuck Skimmer Basket.

    My skimmer basket (Hydrotools Skimmer) is stuck (wont rotate so we can get it out). How can we unstick it without breaking it? Thanks, Calvin.
    15 x 26 Sharkline
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    Re: Stuck Skimmer Basket.

    Good luck on that one. This happened to us and we finally managed to pry it off by using leverage of two screwdrivers. Now we are careful not to lock it into place.
    18 ft.52" Round Atrium AG -7600 gallons, Sand Filter, Vinyl liner, Royal Entrance Steps, 80 lbs.solarsalt

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    Re: Stuck Skimmer Basket.

    Waterbug, Thanks for the "ray of hope"! LoL! Later, Calvin.
    15 x 26 Sharkline
    2.5 HP Dual Speed Pump
    200 Sq. Ft. cartridge filter

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    Re: Stuck Skimmer Basket.

    Yup!! Having the same problem here. Looks like we are going to have to break it and buy a new one. We have tried everything from screwdrivers to rubber to grab hold of the tiny flap.
    36K gal, Tagleus TA60 sand filter, vinyl lined

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    Re: Stuck Skimmer Basket.

    Is it possible to use a couple of finishing nails (stuck into the basket on opposite sides) to act as handles and then pull it out?
    Dave S.
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