I'm installing a new pump motor. Replacing a Sta-Rite Dura-Glas. I put in the ceramic seal on the pump housing that goes in front of the actual motor, but the shaft for the motor does not sit tightly through the ceramic seal. Is this normal? Or is something wrong? Should there be space between the seal and the shaft? Would water leak into it if there is space?
I am also wondering... does the water go past the diffuser into the impeller?
Thanks for any help!