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How do I get the pump apart to fix it, it is seized up on me, but it will turn, can't figure out how to get the fin off to get to the shaft to get the shaft out, what can I do?

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Removing the impeller requires you lock the shaft as you turn the impeller off counter-clockwise. 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 Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!


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