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Thread: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itself?

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    Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itself?

    Ok, So...the plug was tightened into the pump and it doesn't feel wet anymore. BUT, water is still oozing out from beneath the pump. That is besides the leaky pvc pipe which needs to be fixed. So do I need to replace the pump???? And what in the world would cause sooo many leaks?
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    24,000 gallon, in-ground pool with Sand Filter. Size of filter is unknown. Vinyl liner.

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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    Could it be the plug under your pump basket that is leaking??
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    I checked both plugs and they're dry. Its definitely oozing from underneath it though. This time I let it completely dry and then watched it AND felt every nook and cranny. I'm gonna lose my mind with this!!!
    Mom to two wonderful children, Navy wife and owned by a boxer.

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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    It's either the shaft seal or the casing gasket. How long have you had the pool open?
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    I've had the pool open for several weeks. How do I check/fix that? The leak gets worse everytime. I stop running it for a few days to let the wood dry out but then the pool gets nasty so I have to start all over again.
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    I know it seems like a never ending battle but you'll get everything fixed before long and things will settle down.

    You have to pull the casing apart to replace either of those things. It's not a big deal to do and you can replace both things while you have it apart.
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    Besides shutting off the power is there anything else I need to be aware of before I do this?
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    Power should be the only thing you should have to worry about. Being it's an inground pool the equipment is most likely above the waterline so that's not a concern.
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    I think i have the same problem with a leaky pump.....Is there a diagram or something for these seals? I have a hayward pump....gotta read the model off of the pump still....
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    Re: Good Grief...ANOTHER LEAK?????? This time the pump itsel

    There's a thread here about changing a shaft seal. It's for a whisperflo but the process is hte same for almost all of them.
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