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Hi, I had to clean the lime build-up and all the crud, so I disassembled it down to where you could see the disc cutter. I re-assembled it and now it leaks water above the motor when it calls for water. Also the gasket thats in the discharge housing is loose.

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A lot of gaskets are one-time use. Hopefully you replaced the gaskets with new ones when you reassembled the unit.

Water over the motor is very bad, for one it will wreck the top bearing.

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