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    Pump Leaking between case and Motor mount

    Came home to this today. Any suggestions ?? Was just starting the slam process last night. Thanks in advance
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    Re: Pump Leaking between case and Motor mount

    I would suggest turning off the pump

    Hard to tell anything from that picture.

    I think you need to start pulling it apart and find where the leak is coming from. That seems too extreme to be a shaft seal unless it broke.

    Hopefully, the pump has not cracked.
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    Re: Pump Leaking between case and Motor mount

    It is coming from where casing and motor are bolted together. Upper screw was partially unthreaded and is now stripped to where I cannot screw back in.
    Thanks again !!
    And yes I did shut it down !!!
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    Re: Pump Leaking between case and Motor mount

    Well, might be time for a new pump if you can not screw it back together.
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    Re: Pump Leaking between case and Motor mount

    Looks like you blew out the O-ring sealing the front and rear shells of the pump housing. Most likely due to the stripped screw. If its a machine screw you might be out of luck. If its a coarse threaded screw you may, and I stress may, get lucky with a slightly larger diameter screw.
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    Re: Pump Leaking between case and Motor mount

    You might be able to have a thread insert installed. I'm not sure if that is doable, but it's worth a try. And since your pump housing is a gonner anyway, you could experiment. Larger hole, new threads if there is room.

    It's looking grim.
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