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    leaking pool pump

    After taking my Centruion/Magnatek 1.5/.25 HP pump apart to clean the impellor,etc. It now leaks.
    From reading, I'm thinking it may be the motor shaft seal?
    Does that sound even remotely close? I don't want to go buy something I don't need.
    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: leaking pool pump

    Depnds on where it is leaking. If it's under the joint between the motor and pump body, that's a pretty likely source.
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    If you took the wet end off it could be the housing seal. It's the large gasket or o-ring that seals the housing halves.
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Depnds on where it is leaking. If it's under the joint between the motor and pump body, that's a pretty likely source.

    Yes, that is where it seems to be leaking. Now I have someone out there trying to find this ceramic seal and apparently they don't make this type of motor any more. Am I wrong in assuming that the size of the shaft is probably pretty standard???
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    If you took the wet end off it could be the housing seal. It's the large gasket or o-ring that seals the housing halves.

    I'm going to replace this seal too just to be sure.
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    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    That's a standard size motor and the shaft seal will be standard too.
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    That's a standard size motor and the shaft seal will be standard too.

    Thank you....because you know as soon as I tell the pump/pool place the name of my pump, etc, they say they are obsolete so there for I need a new pump. Ummm, nope, I just need this part. And amazingly as soon as I didn't bite to the new pump, they found me the part.
    They also went on and on about how careful I would have to be taking this thing apart and that really I should have a professional do it. Really???? is it that complicated.?
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    It's not very complicated. You should have no problem.

    Even a trained pool store employee can do it!
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    Thanks...I'll let everyone know how it turns out.
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    Re: leaking pool pump

    Success and you were right, it really wasn't that hard. Getting the pump out of it's tight quarters beside the heater was the hardest part.
    Thanks for everyone's help.
    Deena
    http://www.lindbrookstargazer.ca
    100,000 liter IG vinyl liner
    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders
    Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    26 inch Foxx Meteor Sand filter
    Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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