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Old 09-06-2019, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bgraves06 View Post
While replacing the fuel sender, I mistakenly removed the nut which held the sender together when installing the positive wire. I had forgotten that there were originally two nuts and the bottom nut I removed resulted in the sender assembly with float dropping into the tank. Stupid, I know.

The parts were stainless and not magnetic. I've tried using a reacher tool with both gas in the tank and emptied after being siphoned out. It's a 60 gallon 12 inch deep plastic tank. Should I just leave the sender in there? Any tips for getting it out?
I suggest you try catching it with a wire with a bend in it. There should be a screw hole or something the wire can catch. The first order of business is to get an idea of where it's at. It should be right below the hole where it dropped.