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    broken elbow connection on pool pump, picture...

    Opening the pool today, I noticed the elbow connection on the back of the pump is no longer attached flush against the pump.


    Can I just try to caulk this up for a quick fix?....

    or should I replace the elbow? Where would I find this piece?

    Thanks for the help!
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    Re: broken elbow connection on pool pump, picture...

    Replace the elbow. Find it in any hardware store with an electrical section.
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    Re: broken elbow connection on pool pump, picture...

    Looks like it has been caulked already....it should screw in or have a friction fit washer.
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    Re: broken elbow connection on pool pump, picture...

    Yeah, I tried briefly to caulk, but there was too much movement in the line to work. I think the connection has broken, so it's unable to screw back into place.

    To install a new elbow connection, I'll have to disconnect the wires inside the pump, correct?

    We've got rain on the way tomorrow...not sure I can get this done tonight. Will this ruin the motor if I keep it running like this during the rain?
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    Re: broken elbow connection on pool pump, picture...

    Correct, you have to disconnect the wires, pull the conduit off and the wires out, screw on the new fitting to the motor, feed the wires through it and connect the conduit, reconnect the wires.

    You could always put a cover over the pump, even a tarp over everything just to keep the water off the motor.
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    Re: broken elbow connection on pool pump, picture...

    We've got rain on the way tomorrow...not sure I can get this done tonight. Will this ruin the motor if I keep it running like this during the rain?
    Cover it. Should be easy enough to find some way to keep rainwater out.......just being safe.
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