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How to release wires? -- Pulling out pump

How to release wires? -- Pulling out pump

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Old 03-18-20, 05:43 PM
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How to release wires? -- Pulling out pump

We are taking out a malfunctioning circulation pump to fix or replace it and are having trouble releasing the plastic wire clamps holding the wires to the circuit board box.

We have tried prying around with a screwdriver and there is a little plastic loop, which we have tried tugging on with pliers without any success.

Anyone know how these things release?
 
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Old 03-18-20, 05:51 PM
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That's called a strain relief bushing/clamp. Heyco is the largest manufacturer of them.

This is a Heyco tool designed to grab and squeeze the bushing.
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In a pinch.... you can use a small pair of slip joint pliers or channel lock pliers to squeeze where I put the red lines and push out. You need to be careful to not damage the wire if the pliers slip off.
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Old 03-19-20, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Pete I learned something new, did not know they made a tool for them I always just used pliers.
 
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Old 03-19-20, 09:11 PM
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I have several Heyco pliers. They are a little on the pricey side. There are few off shore choices.
Here's one you can put on your next shopping list.
Strain relief pliers
 
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