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Possible obstruction in drain area

Making grinding sounds last time service man came removed plastic debris which solved the problem.Need to know how to remove the bottom sprinkler blade so I can access the drain area does the plastic retaining cap screw off or pry off?

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Hello,
The spray arm will just pull up with a bit of resistance then turn retainer anti-clocwise and pull out filter then check for debris and clean all fine mesh filter screens.But it may be that the debris has got into the pump and caused damage.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 30, 2010

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