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    Dead pump

    Argh! Already frustrated because the lawnmower won't start. Now the pump is just humming. I have a new motor and seal I can install, however I have also been considering a new sand filter to replace the current DE filter, just not too sure about laying out any more money right now. And I just bought 3 case of bleach this morning!
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    Re: Dead pump

    Make sure the pump shaft turns freely by hand (with the pump off). If it is difficult to turn, there might be a blockage around the impeller or a few turns might distribute enough lubricant onto the bearings to free it up.
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    Re: Dead pump

    I have tried that and it didn't help any. It was hard to turn by hand, but turned easily using a vice grip as a handle. Oh well.
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    Re: Dead pump

    And I cracked the impeller trying to take it off.
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    Re: Dead pump

    So sorry!!!
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