Pump Shaft Seal Installation

gridert

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May 8, 2018
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I just had a leaking shaft seal replaced on a two year old motor and the pump went from whisper quiet to annoyingly loud. I pulled the pump out to inspect the impeller and noticed this sloppy bead of sealant around the seal plate, makes me wonder about the repair. Is that a normal part of the fix? Thanks in advance.
 

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kadavis

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Apr 5, 2015
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Looks like someone overdid the silicone caulk, but as long as none of it got on the mating faces it may not be the cause of seal failure. Definitely not a professional job
 

Kiss4aFrog

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:wave: Welcome to TFP gridert

There isn't really a way to know what caused it but that sure does look like someone who was in there was sloppy and that's never good.
 

gridert

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Thank you all. I now believe the "sealant" is in fact silicone grease put on a little too thick during seal replacement and the fact that the bearings are corroded and making noise are the result of the shaft seal leaking for an extended time.