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    Filling pump with antifreeze

    Last year my pump seized over the winter, I managed to free it by turning the spindle by hand and it has been fine all summer. To prevent the same thing from happening, should I fill in the pump with antifreeze solution?
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    Re: Filling pump with antifreeze

    No. The area that would seize shouldn't be in contact with the water. Just drain the pump completely and leave the plugs out.
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    Re: Filling pump with antifreeze

    That won't help. Seizing is almost always related to the bearings, not where the anti-freeze could go.
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    Re: Filling pump with antifreeze

    That's what I do normally and previous years it's been ok until last winter when the pump seized. Should I cover the pump with some kind of tarp to keep the snow and ice away?
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    Re: Filling pump with antifreeze

    I don't recommend a plastic bag, but use something that will breath. You don't want to trap the moisture in the bearings.
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