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    pool pump leaking

    Hi all,
    when pump is on, I notice a stream of water leaking from the bottom of pump and this makes the cement which the pump is housed on wet. I can't physically see a leak or a drip, all I can see is the light stream of water from the bottom (leak seems to be coming from inbetween the motor and the housing but again I cant see any drips). Any idea what this could be? Can i continue to run my pump until I get this fixed? Really hoping I do not need a new pump.


    Thank you!
    I have a photo of the amount of wetness and can email it to someone if they would like

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    Re: pool pump leaking

    Sounds like the ceramic shaft seal needs to be replaced. Do this quickly before the water destroys the motor bearings and then you will need at least a new motor.
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    Re: pool pump leaking

    thank you! I am not running it until someone comes to fix it. I also noticed a very, very slight noise now which I think may be water touching the bearings? I hope nothing further is damaged as the noise is very low - could that be why I hear the noise?

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    Re: pool pump leaking

    When the bearing start to go bad, that certainly causes a noise.
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    Re: pool pump leaking

    OK thanks - but is this repairable? or does the entire motor need to be changed (I hope not!)

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    Re: pool pump leaking

    Bearings (when they need to be replaced) are most definitely repairable. If anyone tells you otherwise, ask yourself if they want to sell you a new motor.
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