Long time lurker here. Couldn't own a pool without it. I recently purchased a 1.5 HP Hayward Power-Flow Matrix pump on Craig's List for 50 bucks. Seems in good shape. Runs well, however, there is a strong leak where the strainer housing marries the pump housing. I am unfamiliar with this pump, but it seems that the strainer housing simply slides on the pump housing shaft and is locked in place with a C clip. There was no gasket on or near the shaft. I purchased one and tried it in various places but to no avail. I feel like I'm missing something simple. Is there another way to lock this water tight? Where might the gasket go to help? Might there be something missing? Any advice is welcome.
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