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Thread: Hayward Pump Leak

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    Hayward Pump Leak

    My pump leaks just a little. Just enough so that I see some visible water on the plastic base that the pump is mounted to. Not really enough to affect the level of the far as I know. I see that the pump seal can be replaced if the pump leaks. There are a few videos on U Tube as to how to do it. Looks simple enough. Are there any other issues that a pump might have to cause it to leak or is the seal the most likely culprit.


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    Re: Hayward Pump Leak

    The shaft seal is the most likely culprit, but for not much more $ you can get a go-kit that includes all the seals / o-rings in the pump that you could replace while you are in there.

    Definitely want to get it fix before the bearing suffer.
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    Re: Hayward Pump Leak

    Agreed. If you're at all comfortable doing DIY jobs, it's an easy fix. You can find them online for $20-25 including shipping. What kind of Hayward pump?
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