Is this a do it yourself job?

ethany

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May 23, 2009
516
Trenton NJ
I was told I need a seal replaced between the motor and the basket assembly. Is it worth it to try and replace it myself or just have a professional do it?
 

guamguy

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Feb 26, 2010
388
Guam, USA
I would definitely do this myself. Are you talking about the shaft seal between the motor and pump end, or the gasket between the strainer basket and the pump? Both are very easy repairs that can be done with some basic hand tools and an hour or less of your time. Check the owners manual for your pump, some have instructions on how to do this, and there are also some threads on this forum about this. Good Luck!
 
G

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Here's how I look at stuff like this: Give it a shot; if you are unable to get it done, you're pretty much in the same boat you were in when you started. If you are able to do it, then you just saved a good chunk of money. Pumps are pretty basic, and if you pay attention and take your time, there really isn't any reason why you can't do it.

Go for it :goodjob: Let us know how it turned out!
 

ethany

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May 23, 2009
516
Trenton NJ
The only question I have would it be the gasket or the seal with the ceramic seat. It leaks around the seal plate and the motor. Also would these seals and gaskets be avail. at the local pool stores or must it be ordered online?

One more question could this do damage to the motor if I did not replace it right away, I mean if it needs to be ordered could it wait a week or two?
 
G

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Pentair parts are pretty available. I'd take it apart and see what you can learn. Really shouldn't be too hard to get what you need quickly.
 

dmanb2b

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Apr 4, 2009
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NY
IMO...if you're going to have the pump open anyway, spend the extra few $'s and replace any accessible seals...I would go with the kit, but that's just my opinion.
 
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