Follow up, with yet another problem concerning bath caddy?

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First, I’d like to say thanks again for all of the help concerning this problem! I really appreciate it and all of the suggestions. For reference, my original post can be found here: https://www.hometalk.com/diy/bathroom/organizers/q-how-do-i-get-this-bath-caddy-to-work-44397583

I’m pleased to say I’ve got the original to work by cleaning it off and trying it on another tiled section of the shower. However... I have a new problem now. I’ve decided to move the other suction cup to the new section I put the problematic one on, and now I can’t remove it. And it’s no ordinary suction cup; it’s a vacuum type. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get this back off without tearing up the suction cup and the tile? Thanks!

q follow up with yet another problem concerning bath caddy
q follow up with yet another problem concerning bath caddy
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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 15, 2021

    See if you can get the edge of a plastic scraper to break the suction seal. It needs to be sturdy but slim.

    • April April on Apr 16, 2021

      That’s a good idea — thank you! I’ll try and see if I can find something.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 16, 2021

    Hello, sometimes wiggling something thin underneath might release the suction. An expired gift card- credit card might be attempted. One of my artist palette knives, spatulas might work too. Something thin with some flexibility. Hope this helps.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 16, 2021

    Hi! Try the edge of a spatula or frosting knife to break the seal. If that doesn't work, I would try to use the inner rimmed edge with a pair of pliers. There must be a way to release it even though it is broken. Good luck!

    • April April on Apr 16, 2021

      Hi, Cynthia! That’s a good idea! Thank you! I agree, there’s got to be some way.

  • Get the area wet with a damp cloth and then pour some dish soap around the suction cup. Use a plastic scraper to lift an edge.

  • This is for a different type of suction cup, but may help you with how to remove it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut7wc3SoE0c

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 17, 2021

    Step 1

    Use just a bit of warm water to wet a cotton rug. In the process, focus as much as you can on wetting the sides of the suction cup as much as you can. This will make it easier to get air to drive itself into the suction pad, which is the primary objective of this guide. Once this is achieved, the rest should be relatively simple.

    Step 2

    Next, grab the cotton swabs and dab a little dish soap on the suction cups, this time focusing more on the area in between the mirror and the suction cup (the opening between them). Once again, if you weren’t already, try and get air to enter the suction cup.

    Step 3

    To loosen the suction cup even further, use just a small enough amount of the dish soap or detergent you picked out on the sides of the suction cups.

    Step 4

    Next, gently slip the butter knife under the suction cup and gently lift it off of the glass surface. Remember to use just a small amount of pressure suction cups to avoid damaging the suction cup.

    Step 5

    Slowly slide the knife under the suction cup and once again gently, lift it from the glass surface. At this point, your suction cup should be free. Move onto the next suction cup.

    Step 6

    The last step is to wipe off the remaining traces of dish soap or water from surface of the glass using the window cleaner and dry it off with a paper towel to restore the window to its original pristine condition.

    • April April on Apr 19, 2021

      Thanks, Mogie, for taking the time to share these instructions! Much appreciated

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 18, 2021

    Hi April: It's always something, isn't it? :) Well, my suggestion is to put some ice on it and see if that helps when you stick your old credit card under it. Or, even use some boiling water and pour it on the whole thing and then try the credit card.


    Good luck

    • April April on Apr 19, 2021

      Haha, yes. Thanks for the suggestions and help! Those are good ideas, I wouldn’t have thought of that.

  • April April on Apr 19, 2021

    Thanks for the help and all of the suggestions, everyone! I managed to get it off with an old expired credit card.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    all you need it to get air under that suction cup so try to make opening with credit card