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I have a hayward powerflo matrix (1 hp) pump and hayward perflex DE fitration system and I am not able to get the lid off of the filter basket I have taken it off(with a great deal of difficulty) and put a teflon lubricant on the inside of the lid but that didn't help. Is there another lid that I can purchase , perhaps with a handle that will fit my pump?

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Magic lube and new o-ring. now put just a small amount on the o-ring and a little on the treads of the lid, do not over tighten ! that's the trick, the lube makes the lid over tighten,so just hand tight, take a marker and mark the lid so you know the perfect spot ever time you put it back on where to stop

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