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Gill M
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Hi all I have a 2002 Abbey Aventura and the Whale Watermaster pump is very difficult to get in and out of the socket on the side of the 'van. I couldn't remove it at all at end of last staycation and ended up pulling the hoses off and leaving the plug bit in the socket which my son levered out when I returned home. I bought a new pump but same problem. I have tried cleaning the socket with WD40 but no joy. I don't really want to replace the socket so any suggestions would be very welcome...

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When you are removing the plug, do you have the cover raised high enough?   Also the two rubber sealing rings need to be a tight fit in the holes.  If they aren't, your next problem will be that you haven't got water at the taps because water is leaking out, or air is leaking in.   Don't use WD40 on them.   Use either silicone grease or olive oil.

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As Jaydug says,  the flap should be vertical and clear of the plug.

If it does turn out to be the socket these are readily available and fairly easy to change

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It is better to avoid standard WD-40 as it can react with some plastics and rubber, causing them to swell.  Silicone lubricant is better, even WD-40 Specialist Silicone.

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Thanks guys, I'll try some silicone lubricant. I do raise the flap all the way but tend to have to hold it up so only one hand to remove stuck plug!

...or even silicone grease!

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You could also put a slight wipe of vaseline on the two copper contact strips both on the plug on the socket.

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