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Remove v-clamp from wet end.
Remove diffuser from wet-end using a flat blade screwdriver.
Remove impeller screw by turning clock-wise(this is a reverse threaded screw (some impellers dont have an impeller screw))
Remove back end of motor using a 1/4" hex driver.
Secure rear end of motor shaft by slipping a 7/16" open face wrench into rear electrical compartment
While securing the shaft, turn the impeller counter clockwise until its off.
Remove seal halfs and replace with identical seal.
Reverse to finish the install

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