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    Pump Issue/Identification

    My pool's pump seems to be leaking from the suction side (air bubbles in pool return), I have noticed that when the pump turns off water will actually burst out of the top of the pump basket area.

    When I remove the lid, the Oring is very sticky (like some type of adhesive was put on it).
    -Is it normal for the oring to be sticky? If I replace the o ring should I also put the same adhesive on it, or should I completely clean the adhesive from the joint?


    I would have replaced the o ring and figured this out by now but I have no idea what size o ring I need because I have no idea what pump it is. I have attached pictures of the pump and a technical sticker, If anyone can ID it for me I would greatly appreciate it (and then i can finally determine which o ring i need!)

    Thanks in advance!!
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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    The o ring should not really be sticky. The use of the wrong type of lube could have made it that way. I suggest you get a new oring and use silicone lube on it.

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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    Thanks a bunch! This site has helped me make heads and tails of my pool.

    Yeah I noticed that too, I was in the process of fixing that but I now longer see my original post.

    Anyway, here are the two pictures I have.


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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    It's a Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass or Dura-Glass. The lid O-ring is part number U9-229.

    Edit: It might be a Max-E-Glas II or a Dura-Glas II. THE O-ring would be a U9-375.

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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    You would want to get a silicone based lube that is available from most big box stores and or hardware stores. Clean up all the "sticky" you can and lightly lube the new O ring on installation.
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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    It's a Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass or Dura-Glass. The lid O-ring is part number U9-229.

    Edit: It might be a Max-E-Glas II or a Dura-Glas II. THE O-ring would be a U9-375.
    It is a 7" o ring, so the u9-375 might be it. Is there any other option it might likely be? (I want to be 100% sure before I order it online)

    Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    You would want to get a silicone based lube that is available from most big box stores and or hardware stores. Clean up all the "sticky" you can and lightly lube the new O ring on installation.
    I was planning on using a silicon based o ring lube I use on my paintball o rings (it has the consistency of oil). Is it better to get a silicon lube with a thicker consistency?

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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    I'm not sure it would make a difference between a grease or oil as long as they are both silicone based and not petroleum. As long as it's clean and allows the O ring to move a little to allow it to seal that's all that matters.
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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    There's a pump id plate on the flat part right behind the big clamp. It's silver metal. It's hard to find unless you know it's there. You might need to clean it a bit to read it.

    You can see the aluminum id plate in the picture. It's about 1" x 3". The pump model number is stamped into it from the back. The numbers are raised. If you can't read it, you might be able to put a piece of paper over the plate and lightly rub a pencil over it to see if the number will transfer through the paper.

    If necessary, you could get both O-rings to see which fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    There's a pump id plate on the flat part right behind the big clamp. It's silver metal. It's hard to find unless you know it's there. You might need to clean it a bit to read it.

    You can see the aluminum id plate in the picture. It's about 1" x 3". The pump model number is stamped into it from the back. The numbers are raised. If you can't read it, you might be able to put a piece of paper over the plate and lightly rub a pencil over it to see if the number will transfer through the paper.

    If necessary, you could get both O-rings to see which fits.

    The pump model is p4ea6f-187L, so the correct o ring is the U9-375, correct?

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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    Yes, the U9-375 is the correct O Ring

    item 17 on the exploded view.
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    Re: Pump Issue/Identification

    You have a Max-E-Glas II.

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