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I have a 2 horse flowtec sprinker pump,

I don't know how to hold the pump from turning, so as to unscrew the impeller from the pump. Please help, I feel stupid. Thanks Dave

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Don't feel stupid this is a design thing to make sure I can make money and you can stand there and say "Hey I could do that" If your impeller has a lock screw in the center of it that is left hand, so it unscrews clockwise. If it dosen't have one we move on, Looking at the front of the pump take a strong flat blade screwdriver in your left hand and insert in the left side of the impeller on edge. Then while holding it firmly with a small hammer or like device give the screwdriver a sharp hit straight down on the edge to break the impeller free. If this dosen't do the job after one or two hits you will have to go to plan B. Fornthis you will need to go to the back of the motor. If there is a small round cover about half dollar size dead center pry this off and use a adjustable wrench to hold the shaft and another wrench to hold the adjustable while use water pump pliers or the like to break impeller free by turning counter clockwise. If the moter has a full cover over the back remove this after shuting the power off at the breaker then take a 3/8 open end wrench and weave it into the end of the shaft and behind the cintrifacl switch on the end of the shaft the shaft will have two flat sides you can put the wrench on again useing chanel locks or the like turn impeller off makeing sure the wrench on the back is secure. You will need to use some force to break the impeller free and if the wrench slips their is a real threat of breaking parts on the back of the motor. Now rember when you go to put it back together just hand tight putting it back on. Good luck.

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    Don't feel stupid this is a design thing to make sure I can make money and you can stand there and say "Hey I could do that" If your impeller has a lock screw in the center of it that is left hand, so it unscrews clockwise. If it dosen't have one we move on, Looking at the front of the pump take a strong flat blade screwdriver in your left hand and insert in the left side of the impeller on edge. Then while holding it firmly with a small hammer or like device give the screwdriver a sharp hit straight down on the edge to break the impeller free. If this dosen't do the job after one or two hits you will have to go to plan B. Fornthis you will need to go to the back of the motor. If there is a small round cover about half dollar size dead center pry this off and use a adjustable wrench to hold the shaft and another wrench to hold the adjustable while use water pump pliers or the like to break impeller free by turning counter clockwise. If the moter has a full cover over the back remove this after shuting the power off at the breaker then take a 3/8 open end wrench and weave it into the end of the shaft and behind the cintrifacl switch on the end of the shaft the shaft will have two flat sides you can put the wrench on again useing chanel locks or the like turn impeller off makeing sure the wrench on the back is secure. You will need to use some force to break the impeller free and if the wrench slips their is a real threat of breaking parts on the back of the motor. Now rember when you go to put it back together just hand tight putting it back on. Good luck.

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