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MIT_David 04-09-2018 11:48 AM

Stuck Impeller
 
I have a Tunze return pump and last time I cleaned the impeller I noticed the magnetic piece was starting to corrode. I immediately took it out of service and ordered a new impeller. Unfortunately, without thinking before the new impeller arrived I put the pump back together.

I now can't remove the old impeller. I've tried soaking the pump in vinegar and water but it hasn't helped. Doesn't anyone have advice on how I can remove the old impeller so I can replace it with a new one?

Thanks!

andylee 04-09-2018 02:15 PM

Needlenose pliers?

marrone 04-09-2018 02:41 PM

As posted, just get a pair of pliers and try and pull it out.

MIT_David 04-09-2018 02:42 PM

I've been trying that but it won't budge!

marrone 04-09-2018 02:48 PM

The magnet probably expanded and maybe even cracked, just keep working it from side to side until it starts to move.

cooper102 04-09-2018 03:10 PM

Spin and pull


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