This thread may be redundant and it probably is but I am having issues with my pool pump. I've rebuilt the bearings and replaced the capacitor as the those parts needed to be replaced after the motor stopped turning over. New gasket set and everything went in and the thing is still leaking. I'm not sure where or how the leak is occurring.
The current main shaft seal in there right now has been silicone sealanted into the backplate. It is still leaking. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point as all the obvious tricks have been expended. What really pisses me off is that I've spent more energy trying to repair the pool setup than actually swimming in the thing and now regret purchasing a property with a pool in the backyard.
I think the housing gasket is flawed in the design. The thing doesn't sit flush at all with the groove and I've lead to believe that the leaks are originating from the housing gasket. The bottom portion is thinner than the top portion which leads me to believe that it may be the reason why it is leaking. Who knows.
The amount of water pouring out is quite a bit. If I had to measure I'd say at least 8oz per minute. There is a steady stream of runoff water. If I overtighten then the water comes out of the seal as I see it pouring into the motor.
Again, most people here say it is a seal thing but I have two seals and two back plates both of which leak. All new gaskets and everything. Not sure if I should just toss the pump or if it is a housing issue or what. It is getting pretty aggravating right now as it is now a Troubled Pool.