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    pool pump impeller removal?

    I am replacing my 1hp challenger pump. My problem is that can't get the impeller off. The center screw is a reversible thread and I have removed that. I tried to pry off the impeller but no go. I don't know if there is another way remove that. Do I need to use a flywheel puller?
    Scott
    1) 24000 gal
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) plaster
    5) 1 hp

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    I tried to remove mine and was not successful and thought I was going to break it, so I took it to the pool store and they were happy to remove it for me. Not sure if this is an option for you.
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    Can you get me a pic (well, actually 2 - 1 of the outside/ side view, and 1 of the back of the motor with the cap off)? I'm not sure who makes the challenger but have probably had to have dealt with one at some point in the past 20 years - the pics may spark a recollection of how they come apart - the impeller unscrews - normal threads - what I'm looking for is the way to lock the shaft so you can unscrew it.
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    I got it. You were right the motor had a cap on the back. When I got it back from the motor store they spray painted the end cap so I thought it was one piece. Sometimes I have to step back when I get frustrated and then come back to it. I got it together and attached again. I am having a prime issue now. I feel it could be because I am out of the ring lube for the union between the pump and the pump basket. I have never tried vaseline. Any ideas? Thanks for the quick response.
    Scott
    1) 24000 gal
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) plaster
    5) 1 hp

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    czechscott
    Not a good idea to use vaseline you need silicone based lubricant, also before you prime it's a good idea to put some water in the pump basket, this will help it prime.
    Happy swims
    Frank
    Hello all from the land of smiles. Thailand. 5mx9mx1.5 63000L 16300 gall, pebbletex,
    pentair 1hp whisperflow, tagelus TA60 SF, swg monarch esc24 {a bit small for the tropics} 3 returns, 1 skimmer, 2 astral 100watt lights. Planned and built by me
    an AUSSIE expat living thailand for 18 years.

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    I am really having a hard time pulling a prime on this pump. When I take off the pump basket lid after I've tried priming for about 5 min. it does something peculiar. It bubbles up from the bottom of the pump basket on the pump side. A lot of air bubbles come out. Is it possible that I have attached something wrong and it is not able to pump. The only thing that I can think of is that there might be something wrong with the spring behind the impeller. After I prime it and power on it makes a kind of cush sound which sounds like air is coming in somewhere. Any suggestions?
    A
    Scott
    1) 24000 gal
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) plaster
    5) 1 hp

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    I only have one suction source so I am trying to pull the prime just through the pump. I am using a garden hose to fill up the pump basket and line into the pump basket. When I seal the pump basket and power it on I am still having trouble. Water seems to be going to the pump side because when I turn off, and unscrew the lid to the pump basket the water gurgles back into the pump basket from the pump side of the basket. It also really bubbles pack up into the basket. It's hasn't ever done that before so I'm thinking it is something that I did when I replaced the motor. I am getting concerned because we had a storm last night and my water is starting to cloud. I need circulation.
    Scott
    1) 24000 gal
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) plaster
    5) 1 hp

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    Did you put the diffuser back on... correctly?

    Thanx for keeping this on the board
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    yes, I am fairly certain that I did. When I put the impeller on I noticed that there was a spring over a rubber bushing. I am now wondering if I may have done anything to the rubber bushing. Could that have caused the air leak?
    Scott
    1) 24000 gal
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) plaster
    5) 1 hp

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    Re: pool pump impeller removal?

    Well my prime problem was caused by the rubber bushing of the spring. I have nice circulation. I should get my test kit today. I am excited to start on the BBB method as soon as I get my levels. Thanks for all the help. I love this website! I have learned so much. I am going to try the ascorbic acid treatment for the stains. I used the vitamin c tablet as someone on the forum suggested and the stains came right out.
    scott
    Scott
    1) 24000 gal
    2) DE filter
    3) IG
    4) plaster
    5) 1 hp

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