Edit: Looks like it's a Pentair Challenger pump...
Alright, here's the lowdown. Pump stopped working a few days ago. It was getting power to it but would only make a humming sound when I turned it on. Did some research, found out it my be the capacitor, so I bought a new one to try it for $25...it worked! Starts up like a charm.
However, during my troubleshooting, I undid the ring clamp and took the housing apart...seen in the following picture on the right with a red arrow pointing to it because I'm sure I'm not calling it the correct name:
Anyways, I pulled those two things apart to check the impeller to make sure it didn't have something lodged in it, determined it didn't, then I bought the capacitor and put it back together and it worked. However, now I have a leak.
Here's some more pictures.
Here's where the leak is at...right at the bottom is where the leak is going, though it could slightly be on the sides and just going by gravity to the bottom...it's too hard to tell.
It was leaking really bad at first, not even a drip, but a more solid stream, so I undid the clamp again, put some lube on the o-ring, and tried it again. Not as bad this time, but still leaking. After it had run for thirty minutes it was a bit less. This was yesterday. I just checked it now and it's still leaking fairly bad. about 1 drip every 1-2 seconds.
If I had to guess, this pump has never been taken apart (the old capacitor had a date of 2003), so maybe when I took it apart I screwed with the natural seal that had taken place over years?
The gasket looks fine, but maybe it's time for a new one and that's all I need? I'm at a loss here. Please help. If I do need a new gasket, how the heck do I tell what model number I have of this thing and where can I find a new gasket?
Based on this page: http://www.discountpoolzone.com/pumpfil ... enger.html Would I be looking at part 14: The front housing O-ring?