Have a Purex Whisperflo pump (installed Sept 2001) with a 2.5 hp uprated original motor. My motor has died, and the replacement is on the way (new B2984 two speed motor along with all new pump seals and gaskets). I can handle the motor change with no issues.
I do have a very slow leak coming from the output of the pump - above and just behind the pump basket. It appears that the installers used teflon tape on the threads as expected, and then put some sort of sealant around the connection as well. This sealant has started to dry and flake away and is now leaking.
I'd like to take care of this problem while I'm working on the motor replacement. Can anyone give me an idea of what sealant would be appropriate to use on this connection? I am VERY hesitant to cut away the plumbing and re-plumb as my installer used the bare minimum of PVC getting from the pump to the plumbing manifold.