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Trying to replace the seal but can't get the impeller out

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THE SHAFT " PROTECTOR" ON THESE THREW BOLT MOTOR PUMP IMPELLERS , IS A JOKE. IT RUSTS TO THE SHAFT OF THE MOTOR MAKING IT NEAR TO IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE. I HAVE A 75% SUCCESS RATE. I TAKE THE ROTOR OUT OF THE MOTOR AND STICK IT IN THE VISE, THAN I TRY TO GET THE IMPELLER OFF THAT WAY. GOOD THING MOST THE IMPELLERS FOR THESE ARE CHEAP ONLINE. OH AND I CUT OFF THE "SHAFT PROTECTOR" ON NEW IMPELLERS, AND USE NEVER SEIZE .. HEY YOU .. PRIME THAT PUMP WITH WATER AFTER ANY PUMP REPAIR !! NEVR STARVE THE PUMP FOR WATER !!!! .. CLICK ON THE YES IF'N I WAS OF ANY HELP AT ALL ... JAY TOUR LOCAL POOL PUMP REPAIR GUY IN LONGWOOD FLORIDA...FREE TESTING

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This means that your pump seals are bad. They are an inexpensive part to replace luckily, but removing the impeller can be tough. There are a number of different Jacuzzi motor/pumps so be sure to get the right seal kit.

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The trick is to stop the shaft from spinning while you loosen the impeller. FYI they don't usually come off easily, the older the pump the harder it is to remove the impeller.
On the rear of the motor there is a slot where you can put a flat screw driver into the back of the shaft to stop it from spinning. Once the impeller is off you can remove the volute (rear housing) and change the seal.
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This is telling you your oil and water seal need replacing ASAP do not ride until fixed as you will seize bottom end guaranteed !
there is small seal each side of your water pump impeller when you take the impeller out replace both even if only one needs doing as you will be going back to replace the one left soon after as they always go together..
Most people would not do this repair without replacing the impeller as well - usually the impeller starts to wear groves where it spins inside the seals then damages the seals So you get the theory behind replacing the whole lot as old impeller can damage your new seals
The seep hole is designed to give you warning of burst seal before its way to late as without the seep hole leak you would have no idea you are leaking coolant into the motor
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Keep trying - It is stuck and will likely break but you have to remove it to change the seal. It is not uncommon to need to replace the impeller when the seal fails since the water gets behind the impeller shaft and rusts the metal causing the impeller to bind. If you still cannot get it free pull the motor thru-bolts and lock the rotor once removed from the motor in a vice. Use a large pair of channel locks to break the impeller free...replace it if necessary.

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


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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http://www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/1/Yamaha.aspx

There are actually two seals. Are you sure the leak is a bad seal and not the water pump gasket or a cracked/broken housing cover?

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