First let me say I've got more good information from this site since finding it last year, than in the previous 15 years of owning a pool. I've never had to ask a question, as the answer were easy to find on the site. Well that ends today, I've got a problem that I need some input on.
I've got a Hayward DE filter with a push/pull value that the T handle and shaft have come off the plunger. The pin holds the shaft onto the plunger looks to having broken when I went to turn it. The value and filter are about 10 years old. I just replaced the o rings in the value about 2 months ago.
My issue is getting the plunger out of the value. I've tried pulling the plunger with a pair of pliers. It just won't move at all. Short of replacing the whole value, any ideas on the best method for getting the plunger out??
Thanks in advance.