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Thread: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

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    Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    Hi. I am sure there's a clog between my main drain & the skimmer basket. I tried to snake it & it got stuck. So I put the drainbuster in there, & I could see some stuff coming out of the drain, but not much. So I pushed the drainbuster down as far as I could. And now it's stuck. The water is off, it's been off for more than a few minutes, and it & the hose are stuck in there.

    What do I do?????!!! If I call my pool-guy-friend he'll kill me!!!!!

    Thank you for any help!!

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    Re: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    Clarification....the snake didn't get stuck in there, it just couldn't go any further so I pulled it out. It's the drainbuster & hose that are stuck.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    I'd try turning the water on and off several times while pulling on it when it's off.
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    Re: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    You mean you think we should continue to turn it on. Then off again & try again?
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    Re: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    Okay. We're doing that, and we're getting nowhere.

    Someone, please help!
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    Re: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    I found the solution on a plumbers' forum. We had to disconnect the hose from the spigot, then, twist it in a clockwise direction while pulling it out of the drain. Worked like a charm!

    Thank you to all who tried to help.
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    Re: Help, please!? Drainbuster is stuck!!

    Quote Originally Posted by judurant
    I found the solution on a plumbers' forum. We had to disconnect the hose from the spigot, then, twist it in a clockwise direction while pulling it out of the drain. Worked like a charm!

    Thank you to all who tried to help.
    Glad you figured it out.
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