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I have removed front cover now I need to remove impeller so as to get to ceramic seal
The instruction below may vary slightly for your model pump, but should give you the info you need to get the impeller off and get to the seal... To remove the impeller you need to lock the motor and unscrew impeller. Depending on the motor, you remove a cap in the middle of the tailpiece and hold with a wrench, or remove a cap that covers the whole end and grab the shaft with a wrench (usually 7/16") by sliding it under the thermal overload switch and then turning impeller. If the impeller has a bolt or screw in the middle remove that first. It should be reverse thread so make sure you don't turn the wrong way and break or strip. If there is no screw, or after you've removed it, just spin the impeller off (it should be counter clockwise standard thread). If you can't do it by hand and assuming you don't have an impeller wrench, be very careful and use a large pliers, pipe wrench, or strap wrench to loosen it. After that you unbolt the motor from the seal plate, pull the seal plate away from motor (this removes half the seal), and then pop the other half of the seal from the seal plate. Hope this helps. If you need further assistance post a reply in the comments, and don't hesitate to leave a good thumb rating if you found this helpful. Thanks, and good Luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jun 26, 2017 | Emerson Pool & Spa
To remove the impeller, first remove the housing cover. There are about six botls holding this on. You then need to remove the motor housing cover from the other end. There are three small screws holding this on.
With the motor cover off you can see the other end of the shaft. You mayhave to remove or at least loosen some things on the end of the shaft to get a wrench on it. The shaft is flattened on two sides and it should take a 7/16" (I think that is the right size)wrench. Use that to hold the shaft and then unscrew the impeller by hand.
It should unscrew the conventional way (anti-clockwise). COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
I am guessing you want to replace the seal. Don't make the same mistake I just did. I got the two pieces reversed and it nearly melted my impeller shaft. Talk about a pain. Now I need a new seal and a new impleller.
Its dead easy if you get it right. Good luck.
The black grafite and the white ceramic parts of the seal touch
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