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S catch thank you for the pic, i'am pulling like crazy, and this thing is not budging. i will keep trying, but i'am afraid i will break it. i really need to get inside there, it probably is clogged in the heater. it sprays water out of the hose attachment, just not out the bottom. thanks, randy

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Look between the 2 fingers there at the top, If I remember there is a catch in between them that you push down to release.

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