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The PB4-60 doesn't fit

My booster pump is hard plumbed. i purchased the pb4-60 and it doesnt fit. the impeller and plastic housing attached to the motor is too big. can I buy the old pump or do i have to replumb? i really don't want to replumb it.

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They changed the design of the pump a few years ago when Zodiac bought out Polaris. Re-plumbing isn't that hard to do, but if you are not comfortable with it a pool tech or handyman should be able to do it for about $60.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: I have a Polaris PB4-60

You need to lock the other end of the motor shaft and then spin off the impeller. If you would like a quote on the replacement seal, contact us at www.arrowpools.net

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my pb4 booster pump is leaking from the booster

Replacing the pumps mechanical seal should fix the leak. The whinning may be from bearing damage due to the leak. If you are unsure how to fix it, try a local electric motor repair shop. We charge about $55 - $60 for that seal and bearings installed.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I am having difficulty removing

For an impeller really stuck on the motor shaft you need to pull the motor thru-bolts and remove the rotor with the pump still attached from the stator. Lock the rotor in a vice and turn the impeller off with a large set of channel locks or a large strap wrench.

John

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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SOURCE: I have new impeller &

Rubber toward the impeller,so when you screw the impeller back on the ceramic ant the graphite on the other half face each other. This is so the graphite wears smooth against the ceramic.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Is it a big job to replace the bearings in my pb4

It is not complicated if you are a mechanic. You do however need a good set of bearing pullers, plus the bearings. Bearing pullers are not cheap, bearings are. If you plan to do many of these in the future, or have a use for a bearing puller, then it is worth the money. Otherwise, it will be cheaper as a one time cost to have it done by someone with experience.

If you do want to do it yourself, e-mail me here for instructions.

adamh@newconceptchem.com

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