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How do i remove the impeller motor so i can replace the back plate

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Below is a link to the parts and service manual for your pump. It looks like the motor has a threaded shaft and the impeller screws on to the motor.
Check out the manual below.
Good luck, let me know.
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http://www.optimusparts.com/onlinecatalog2007/sec_g/g-28.pdf

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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