Pump basket stuck

Cindy Bartos

Jul 21, 2019
Houston Texas
Been changing out pump basket weekly or so for 17 yrs. It is so stuck that I'm afraid the handle will break if I keep pulling. It looks like the notches are lined up properly but it will not budge. I've scraped out most of the debris by hand and tried using a flat screwdriver to pry around edge but can't make any entry around the rim of the basket. Please help!


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Welcome to the forum:wave:

Could you use a paint can opener to go through the "mesh" on the inside of the basket and then be able to pull up on the opener?


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Century made the motor, but there should be another brand name like Pentair, Hayward, Waterway, ect...
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