View Full Version : Ehiem 1262 Base Plate

06/12/2009, 04:53 PM
I need to rotate the base plate of an Eheim 1262 90 degrees. Looks like it should be possible, but there is no release for the base and if feels like it is glued. Anyone been able to get the base plate loose?

06/12/2009, 05:14 PM
take the front cover off and hit it with a hammer or something to loosen it up

06/12/2009, 05:18 PM
Its got to come off toward the front. I've had the back cover off to check that. I even tapped the base with a rubber mallet. Didn't move. The sides of the pump have a slit that I thought might be the lock, but a butter knife went down the length of the space between the base plate and pump body.

06/12/2009, 06:24 PM
It slides off but only in one direction (I think forward). Hit it again. It's not locked just stuck.

06/12/2009, 07:27 PM
Thanks, I got it done. Just didn't want to hit a brand new pump that hard without some confirmation I wouldn't crack the base plate or the pump housing.