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Onething that often happens over time is that your Polaris or PentairPressure Cleaner will no longer connect to the wall fitting. Whathappens is that the tabs in the threaded part of the connector breakoff so the only solution is to remove the 1 1/2” threaded wallfitting.
But more times then I can remember the threaded fitting iscalcified into the Rosenberg TX pool wall and it becomes impossible to thread itout without breaking it. Here is a very easy solution and one that Ihave used successfully on many occasions.

The Polaris cleaner is connectedto the Rosenberg TX pool return line with a 91009001UWF Connector Assembly Wall Fitting 9-100-9001 and the Pentair Legenduses the Pentair LXW22 White Complete Wall Fitting. This part isusually very long lasting, but it is the tabs on the threaded fittingthat fail over time. So how do you get it out if you try to turn itand it doesn't budge? You can try a specially designed tool byPolaris, but this tool requires the two small tabs to be intact –which they rarely are, otherwise you wouldn't need to remove thethreaded fitting in the first place. So that will not work in a casewhere the tabs are snapped off.

WhatI used to do is use a pair of Channel Locks and carefully turn it out– but many times the plastic wall fitting would crack and break andthen it was near impossible to remove it. The problem is that whilethe wall fitting is hollow and you are turning it,, you can't getenough force on it to turn out the threaded parts from the wall. Thesolution is to re-insert the Quick Disconnect (or Pentair LXW22depending on your cleaner) back into the wall fitting. You will haveto hold it with one hand as without the tabs it will fall right out.With the Quick Disconnect back in the wall fitting it will allow youto then grip the threaded wall fitting with the Channel Locks andturn it out.

It'sjust basic physics. When the wall fitting it hollow there is noresistance and instead of turning it out it snaps and breaks instead.With the Quick Disconnect back in, the sides of the wall fitting arebeefed up and solid again. In this solid state the Channel Locks cangrab the wall fitting and now easily turn it out. It actually willthread out quite easily in most cases.

Toprevent the wall fitting from locking up in the wall due tocalcification when replacing it wrap some Teflon tape around thethreaded part. This will make changing it the next time the tabsbreak off very easy. Or what I tend to do is not thread it in all theway, it just needs to be tight and there is no need to put it all theway into the wall. Either way, you want to prevent the new one fromlocking up on you. If it breaks off in the Rosenberg TX pool wall it is very hardto remove so for an easier task in the future try these two methods.

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