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Thread: my de filter metal rod is turning with the locking bolt on top

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    Exclamation my de filter metal rod is turning with the locking bolt on top

    Hi there everyone its pool season again!!
    Well there was a lot of DE powder coming back into the pool from the return so I figured let me check the gird for holes. My problem is that I have a Hayward De 4800 (pretty old) and when I tried to undo the locking nut on the to the metal rod spins with it (meaning that the owner before me must have tightened too tight) what do I do now??
    Thanks for time everyone
    1) 22,000 gallons
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) vinyl
    5) Hayward pro-grid 2420, 1 hp, 96 gpm

    Also have Dolphin diagnostic 2001

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    Re: my de filter metal rod is turning with the locking bolt on top

    Hi there everyone again
    you know what? The filter was an older model then I thought. Its the type where you can just lift it up and take it out. This one has a bolt on the bottom as well so no wonder the rod moved with the locking bolt on top
    1) 22,000 gallons
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) vinyl
    5) Hayward pro-grid 2420, 1 hp, 96 gpm

    Also have Dolphin diagnostic 2001

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    Re: my de filter metal rod is turning with the locking bolt on top

    Mine does this too. What I originally did was remove the whole assembly, what I do now is use a long pair of needle nose pliers to hold the rod while I remove the top nut. It's just easier for me to take it apart piece by piece.
    15ft x 30ft IG Plaster 22,00gal - 7ft rnd Spa - Hayward 6020 DE Filter - Hayward 1.5 Tristar Pump - Kreepy Krauly Classic - Pentair S20 Skimmer

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