Can't Rotate Pump Basket


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Jul 17, 2020
Eastern PA
Hey guys - I'm hoping my pic will explain the issue. When I disconnected my pump to store for the winter, it seemed like something was loose or not connected properly.

The red circle shows the mounting bracket, and as you can see, the basket would be positioned on the side. It seemed like that part was loose and in playing with it, I rotated it 90 degrees and it locked into place - but the orientation is wrong now.

The yellow circle shows what looks like a locking or release clip, but I've messed with it and cant get it to do anything or allow me to rotate the basket back 90 degrees so it faces "up" when the pump is mounted to the platform correctly.

Set me straight! Thanks.


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May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
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Salt Water Generator
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Let's see if some of our Above Ground folks can provide some guidance. I am moving the thread to the Above Ground Pools forum.
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