I installed a new shaft seal on my Penatair Challenger pump the other day. Today I just noticed that it still has a small dripping leak. I replaced the difuser seal at the same time but I did not replace the housing seal because the pool store didn't have one. So I was thinking that drip was being caused by a bad housing seal but the more I look at it, it looks like the leak comes from more of the center, nearer the shaft.
Wouldn't the leak be near the metal band if it were the housing seal? Any ideas on why this is still leaking? I will also note that the shaft had quite a bit of corrosion on it and I tried to clean it with steel wool the best I could. Could this be causing the leak?
Here is a video of the problem. Pentair Challenger - YouTube
Also the pump/motor seems to be slightly louder than it was before. Does it sound OK? Thanks for any help you can provide. I appreciate it.