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I have a davey torrium xj70t-0 which is leaking at the discharge end only when the pump is on. I figure it is the seal and have removed it to replace but it looks ok. Should I get a new one anyway or could it be something else. I assume the pump will need to be primed when ready. Is that done from the side.

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If it's not the seal it may be a worn section on the shaft. If it was me and the seal wasn't to expensive I would polish down the sealing surface on the shaft and seat and replace the seal.Not knowing what pressures you are running at it doesn't take much wear on the seal to cause a leak. I hope this helps you and thanks.

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