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  1. lcoleary

    PacFab Challenger pump leaks at band clamp -solved

    Thank you, workedonthousandsofpools! That is a very informative comment. In my case, I used LOTS of lube - I cleaned the channel completely, lubed inside the channel, then placed the new round o-ring, then put lube generously with fingertip on top of the o-ring, then pushed the two housing...
  2. lcoleary

    PacFab Challenger pump leaks at band clamp -solved

    UPDATED THE ORIGINAL POST TO INCLUDE PICTURES AND A VIDEO LINK
  3. lcoleary

    Need a new pump

    Recommend you give these guys a call Perrys Pool Pump | and Electric Motor Repair they rebuild and sell pool motors and I'm sure they would be able to recommend a motor replacement. They helped me by answering a question I had as I was rebuilding my AO Smith motor when the manufacturer could...
  4. lcoleary

    PacFab Challenger pump leaks at band clamp -solved

    Just want to add that the reason I didn't catch this when I first took apart the pump was that there was a round o-ring in there so it didn't occur to me that it was incorrect when I purchased a replacement. There were other parts missing inside my pump (impeller screw and one of the screws...
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    PacFab Challenger pump leaks at band clamp -solved

    Just thought I'd mention that total cost for all necessary parts was $101 - $80 for the impeller and diffuser, $12 for the correct front housing o-ring, $9 two motor bearings plus sweat equity :) I am confident this pump will last for years and I should just be replacing the seal about every...
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    PacFab Challenger pump leaks at band clamp -solved

    I've had a leak from this pump since I purchased my house and have not been able to determine the cause. Had two different pool repair companies come out under my home warranty (replaced seal once and housing o-ring once) and leak would stop for a bit but then start up again (leaking water...
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    New to TFP and just tackled pool pump and motor rebuild.

    I've been reading the forums as a 2 year old inground pool owner. My equipment is: Pentair Challenger (aka PacFab) pump 1HP Century Centurion motor B2848 Hayward sand filter Pro Series Model #S-244S Just tackled a leak at Pump wet end and replaced the bearings in the motor. Glad to be here is...