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Thread: Vacuum Plate Stuck in Skimmer Box

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    Vacuum Plate Stuck in Skimmer Box

    Wondering if anyine has any tips on freeing a vacuum plate that is stuck fast in Skimmer box. Appears there is some sand or grit in grooves where vacuum plate sits and the plate has stuck fast.
    15000 gallon In Ground Pool / Spa combo, Pebbletec finish, Pentair Easy Touch automation, Pentair Intelliflo, Pentair Intellichlor generator, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 425sqft cartridge filter, Solar Heat & Rheem Heat Pump, Pentair Great White pool cleaner.

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    Oct 2007
    Cedar Hill, TN

    Re: Vacuum Plate Stuck in Skimmer Box

    My plate was stuck once. I have the skimmer sock wrapped over the outside lip of my skimmer basket (it also has a handle to lift it out). All this stuff stuffed inside my skimmer made it a bit tight for the vacuum plate.
    With the pump turned off, I used a long handled screwdriver to carefully lever the plate loose.
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