The most frequent pump leaks are from the shaft seal assembly. The pump shaft seal is located where the motor shaft goes into the pump. Shaft seals will wear over time and generally need to be replaced every 2-3 years. Improper water chemistry or extended run times will cause shaft seals to wear out more quickly. What are the signs of a shaft seal leak? A shaft seal leak is usually noticed as water on the ground under the pump. On many pumps the motor shaft is visible and leaks will be vi
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The pump is fully primed and there are no air leaks. The pump strainer either slowly fills with air or does not show sign of water movement at all. Well, there are two possible explanations. One is that the pump is cavitating or starved for water. There is either an obstruction in the suction line or the line is collapsed. Collapsed lines need to be re-plumbed and are usually associated with poly piping or flex line. If you suspect there might be an obstruction you may need to put pr
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Often times a pump will leak or spray water affluent to the intake after water has become pressurized. Usually this can be explained by cracked or deformed components, o-rings, or a bad mechanical shaft seal. When water is pouring out behind seal plate where the shaft enters the housing it indicates a worn mechanical shaft seal and is need of replacement. A common leak on a pool pump is the connection on the return side.The seal has to be replaced once in 03 years.  If not, it will leak
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Bad or Wrong Breaker Sometimes breakers just fail due to age or inferior quality.  If the problem does not appear to be with your pump and/or motor, try replacing the breaker.You could also have the wrong size breaker if you recently bought a new pump or motor that was not an exact match to the previous model. Confirm you have the correct breaker size by checking how many amps the new motor requires. Defective Pump Motor You might be able spot an obvious pump motor short by disconnecting
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