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    Impeller removal from Intex sand pump motor

    I am trying to find out how to remove the impeller on an intex model sf15110 sand pump to replace the bearing on the impeller side of armature. I read a forum member's july 2013 response to replacing bearings but he never showed or said how he removed impeller when he replaced his bearings. My son has same setup with model sf15110, his was froze up but with a little wd-40 I managed to free it up. I plan to drill a small hole in old bearings and use motor oil until I can replace them.

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    Re: Impeller removal from Intex sand pump motor

    I don't know specifics of the Intex pumps/filters, but nearly all pumps have a slot on the back end of the motor shaft. You use a flathead screwdriver to hold the shaft still and just unscrew the impeller by hand.
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    Re: Impeller removal from Intex sand pump motor

    Thank you for the quick response
    You know it's funny I tried this last week but holding the armature by hand (to me better than screwdriver) and wedged the flat head thru the outside of impeller against the pump housing and strained to the point I was afraid I was going to break the impeller which you might know index won't sell and according to customer serv they don't recommend you go into to repair (imagine that)

    But after your assurance I decided to try again and before I could apply any real pressure it simply broke loose, simply stunned! I don't know if I loosened it last week or the change of temp (really cold for us in MS from 45' to 28' last night) did it by shrinking the steel armature more than the plastic impeller, doesn't matter I can now replace mine and my son's bearings!! There is no substitute for experience!

    Thanks again

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    Re: Impeller removal from Intex sand pump motor

    Glad to help.

    There are a lot of users with Intex setups, and as far as I remember, not much info here yet on those pumps. If you have time, can you post back with your experience after you're done? (A few pictures would be awesome, too.)
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