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Filter Broke At Base And Stuck In Threaded Housing

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giarcmo    0

I tried taking out my cartridge filter and it broke off at the base . The male threaded part is now stuck in the female threaded part of the housing of the tub and when i tried to loosen it the whole female part started to move . I am at a loss as to what to do any advice would be appreciated !

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Dnepr Dave    0

What make and model hot tub do you have?

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Spa_Guru    0

Take a hacksaw blade (just the blade) and put some electrician's tape around what would normally be the forward end of the blade. This will be your handle, you now hand cut (cutting on the pull, not the push) from the inside of the broken off piece directly towards the outside in two spots about 1/4" apart, cut until you feel the harder PVC plastic (even if you cut it to the bottom of the PVC threads it will not leak). You will now be able to peel oit the 1/4" wide piece with a small screwdriver or needle nose pliers, and the rest of the broken off piece will come out easily.

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alexMAT    0

i think you should contact the filter manufacturer. they sometime have a tool that you can use to retrieve the adapter. Some of them are nice enough to give you a free filter.

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You can follow Spa guru's advice, or, If it's just the male wall-fitting, you can unscrew it, then get the broken piece out, and screw it back in. However, if the O-ring (usually on the back of the shell) is dislodged, this small job can become huge. I suggest calling a pro.

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LuckyGuess    0

I had the same problem as Giarcmo.  I used the handle end of a "Bat Day" baseball bat and a wash cloth.  I pressed the wash cloth with the bat handle into the broken male end of the filter and turned it counter clockwise.  The bat was long enough to reach down to the filter receptacle and also allowed me the leverage I needed to get good torque on the process.

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