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    new pump seal leaks

    I have a hayward power flo 1hp pump it was used and I got it from a friend so i replaced the seals and o ring. now the pump leaks a little at the rear of the pump first it was a milky white color which lasted about 1/2 hour , then it stoped. now it leaks a little but seems to be just clear water . IS there some break in time on the new seal or did i do something wrong ?
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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    It should seal right from the start.

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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    thanks spishex i followed the directions to a t do you think i got a bad seal should i just get anouther one and try again
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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    Try again. Avoid touching the white ceramic half with your bare hands since even a bit of body oil on that surface can (supposedly) ruin the seal. Be sure you've got the graphite side (shiny) facing the ceramic. And while you're in there, check around the seal plate where it's leaking for cracks.

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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    Welcome to TFP!!

    One other thing, make sure the impeller is in good shape
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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    OP:
    Take a good look at that seal again, it may be defective.
    I just did a new motor on my pump not too long ago and put a brand new seal on it.
    The pump leaked. I took everything apart twice and was going out of my mind (b/c I knew I did everything right) trying to figure out ***?!
    Then I noticed it: the ceramic ring had a tiny nick in it Noticed by chance, really.
    Once I got a replacement the leak stopped.
    Good luck.

    PS:
    As long as the impeller screws on right or has it has no bearing on leakage.
    -99
    30K gal, in-ground/vinyl, S-270T filter, 1HP pump, H-300 gas heater, Liquidator,Blue Diamond robot, Poolskim

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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    THanks guys . impeller looked good, theaded on fine (but i didnt spin it to check to see if it had any wobble) maybe its warped or something .gotopools.com is going to send me anouther seal kit. its not leaking the bad right now just alittle seeping but it was real milky looking when i first started it up lasted about 1/2 hr and quit now it just clear water. its got about 40 hrs run time on it now
    laguna portable pool 13x25 , 9k gal , hayward 16" sand filter,hayward power flo lx 1hp pump. tf test kit

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    Re: new pump seal leaks

    Mine wasn't bad either and I limped for a day like that, but that less than 1/8 of an inch nick in the ring was the cause of the leak.
    Good luck.
    -99
    30K gal, in-ground/vinyl, S-270T filter, 1HP pump, H-300 gas heater, Liquidator,Blue Diamond robot, Poolskim

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