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It is leaking water between the motor and the impeller, I just installed it at the end of last season and it worked fine but when we opened our pool this week and turned it on, it started leaking. I tightened the bolts, but no help there. I just thought i would ask before i start tearing it apart.

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Sounds like the seal is leaking, but in cold climates I'v seen the cases cracked from freezing. How much water is leaking and does the leaking get worse when the pump is running?

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Lots of silocone blue stuff or **** load of j.b. weld or replace the rubber rings[gasgets] be sure to use a good sealent you will have to remove the 4 bolts and the propeller inside to get to the smaller O ring as well [is only appox 2-4 inch round] depending on h.p

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