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Remove back cover. Shaft has a flat on it which an be held with a half inch open end wrench.

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remove the cap at the rear of the motor. you'll see the shaft under the thermal overload. Take a 7/16 or 1/12 wrench depending on shaft size, turn the impeller until you see the slot for the wrench. you may have to remove the starting compassitor to make some more room. Hold your wrench with one hand and remove the impeller. ***some impellers have a lock screw in the middle of them, if you have one it is left handed threads, this must be removed before the impeller can be removed.

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Hi, I have a waterway executive 48 spa pump and need to replace the seal on the pump shaft. How do I get the impeller off the shaft to access the seal.


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Removing the impeller requires you lock the shaft as you turn the impeller off counter-clockwise. You will also need to check for an impeller screw in the center of the impeller inlet. If a screw is present they are usually left hand thread. Back out the screw first, then proceed to remove the impeller.


To lock the impeller you will have to remove the motor end cover or a cap covering the shaft end depending on which version your particular motor has. Look at the end opposite the pump and imagine a shaft from one end to the other right in the center.


Once you remove the cover you will see a slot for a screwdriver, a flat for a wrench, a hex hole for a hex key or some combination of these. Lock the shaft and spin off the impeller. Some are so tight you will end up breaking them in the process. Simply replace it and the seal. Be sure the motor shaft is in good enough condition to allow the new seal to work properly. If too much shaft material has rotted away the new seal will leak soon after it is installed; you would need a new motor at that point.


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Removing the impeller requires you lock the shaft as you turn the impeller off counter-clockwise. You will also need to check for an impeller screw in the center of the impeller inlet. If a screw is present they are usually left hand thread. Back out the screw first, then proceed to remove the impeller.


To lock the impeller you will have to remove the motor end cover or a cap covering the shaft end depending on which version your particular motor has. Look at the end opposite the pump and imagine a shaft from one end to the other right in the center.


Once you remove the cover you will see a slot for a screwdriver, a flat for a wrench, a hex hole for a hex key or some combination of these. Lock the shaft and spin off the impeller. Some are so tight you will end up breaking them in the process. Simply replace it and the seal. Be sure the motor shaft is in good enough condition to allow the new seal to work properly. If too much shaft material has rotted away the new seal will leak soon after it is installed; you would need a new motor at that point.


If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. You may also contact me thru our website at www.arrowpools.net. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!


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To lock the impeller you will have to remove the motor end cover or a cap covering the shaft end depending on which version your particular motor has. Look at the end opposite the pump and imagine a shaft from one end to the other right in the center.


Once you remove the cover you will see a slot for a screwdriver, a flat for a wrench, a hex hole for a hex key or some combination of these. Lock the shaft and spin off the impeller. Some are so tight you will end up breaking them in the process. Simply replace it and the seal. Be sure the motor shaft is in good enough condition to allow the new seal to work properly. If too much shaft material has rotted away the new seal will leak soon after it is installed; you would need a new motor at that point.


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Once you remove the cover you will see a slot for a screwdriver, a flat for a wrench, a hex hole for a hex key or some combination of these. Lock the shaft and spin off the impeller. Some are so tight you will end up breaking them in the process. Simply replace it and the seal. Be sure the motor shaft is in good enough condition to allow the new seal to work properly. If too much shaft material has rotted away the new seal will leak soon after it is installed; you would need a new motor at that point.


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Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.


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Once you remove the cover you will see a slot for a screwdriver, a flat for a wrench, a hex hole for a hex key or some combination of these. Lock the shaft and spin off the impeller. Some are so tight you will end up breaking them in the process. Simply replace it and the seal. Be sure the motor shaft is in good enough condition to allow the new seal to work properly. If too much shaft material has rotted away the new seal will leak soon after it is installed; you would need a new motor at that point.


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