So the priming cap in my Aqua One CF1200 is stuck...

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by jarthel, 19 Nov 2009.

  1. jarthel

    jarthel Member

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    what are my options to loosen it? a bit of oil? wd40? (I doubt this is good).

    thank you very much

    Jayel
     
  2. jonnyjr

    jonnyjr Member

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    What do you mean its stuck? Have you pushed the red sprung leaver to the side fully and tried twisting it? There is a recess inside if you have a helping hand you can push with a stick against the inside of the priming cap and twist at the same time? More than likely the rubber o ring is seized, just try some brute force. Once you do get it off, keep it lubricated with Vaseline.
     
  3. jarthel

    jarthel Member

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    Is this recess in the other side of the unit? I asked because it seems there is a cylindrical hole that seems to be opposite of the priming cap. I'm not 100% sure since I don't have the unit with me. I'm at work.

    Thanks again
     
  4. jonnyjr

    jonnyjr Member

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    Yes there is a hole going to the inside of the filter canister, if you shine a torch down it you should see a straight piece of plastic going across the diameter of the hole, push on this bit, and twist from the out side of the priming cap.
     
  5. jarthel

    jarthel Member

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    thank you. I'll try your suggestion with the help of my wife. :)
     
  6. jarthel

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    I had to use wd40 in the end. Any suggestions to get this off? I'm thinking isopropyl alcohol but your recommendations are most welcome. :)
     

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