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most fountain pumps can be bought from nursery supplies , quality hard ware retailers and some irrigation pump and parts retailers
take your pump along as a sample to get the correct voltage and pump capacity
most are a simple impeller running on a plastic shaft and they fail because moss, weed , hair etc wrap around the shaft and jam the impeller movement
this sure sounds if the impeller is blocked and not being able to turn ,Dont let it run this way , can dammage motor of pump , remove intake cover (unplugged) and wash out with garden hose real well , see if impeller (black plastic blade) can turn with your finger (unplugged) , should move easy ! this might be an indacation of need for a filter on pump inlet !!!
Just remove the 4 phillips head screws to remove the housing, then pull the impeller out. When replacing the impeller be sure to have a good grip on it as the magnetic attraction will pull it in pretty hard.
This is a plastic impeller on a brass hub. If the impeller is loose it is probally cracked or overheated and melted, ether way you will have to break the impeller off of the hub then you will need to break hub loose from shaft. You can do this by putting pump in a vise and putting a pair of vice grips on hub and giveing them a sharp hit in a counter clockwise direction. you will need to replace the seal and impeller and should check to be sure than you can get these parts before you start.
What you should do is get a flashlight, remove the hose from the pump and look into the suction port on the pump. Check for anything clogging the pump. Check the blades on the pump impeller. Make sure that no blades are broken or missing and that the impeller rotates freely. If any blades are missing or broken or if you cannot get the impeller to turn freely, then the pump will need to be replaced. Hope this helped and best wishes.
First remove seal plate and mounting plate on motor. The front end bell of the motor is alunimun and is probally corroded, you will need to scrape most of this corrosition off the front of motor and then wire brush this clean. A coat of paint will not hurt at this point or coat or coat in a good pool lubricant to stop corrosion in the future. This calcium will build to the point of warpin seal plate and tweaking impeller shaft and it will quite often crack the seal also. As far as reassembly hand tighten only. If the pump has the motor it came with you have to shut the power off at the breaker and carefully use a 3/8 open end wrench to hold the back of the motir shaft. If the motor has been replaced you will need to check with the manifctuer.