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Pump leak- WHisperflo 1HP

Postby dmc123 » Mon 25 Jul, 2011 08:56

Yesterday I noticed a small amount of water coming out of the bottom of the pump. It appears to be coming from where the motor and the pump join.
Its otherwise normal

What do I do?

Pentair Whisperflo -4 1HP

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Postby mas985 » Mon 25 Jul, 2011 14:48

No that is not normal and usually indicates a bad seal. But they are pretty easy to replace.
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Postby dmc123 » Mon 25 Jul, 2011 17:32

Thanks
Is a few drops a minute a big problem if I leave it for a few days or a week. Where can I get the seal kit and the instuctions?
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Postby mas985 » Mon 25 Jul, 2011 18:27

It shouldn't be a problem as long as the water isn't making back into to the motor.

Most any pool store online or brick and morter should have the kit. The seal kit number is listed in the pump manual.
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Postby dmc123 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 10:03

Thanks Mas
Ive noticed there are several kits with different seals

Will this one work??????
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT

There is also one that has different gaskets ??
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentair-WhisperFlo- ... 2ea3c960fc

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Postby mas985 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 10:28

Those are two different styles of pump gasket depending on the age of the pump, before or after 6-94.
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Postby dmc123 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 11:05

Thanks a millon for taking the time.

I have the WFE-4 from 2008. Does the seal kit link below have everything I will need?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentair-WhisperFlo- ... 2ea3c960fc

I thought I saw one additional seal when I looked up the rebuild on utube
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Postby mas985 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 14:14

Yes, it should have everything you need but the normal Pentair Go-Kit also includes a pump lid gasket which I don't think the ebay version has it. But if you don't need it, it shouldn't matter.

It is also a good idea to lube the o-rings with pool lube but not the seal. The seal must be dry and clean plus you need to make sure you install it in the correct direction or you can damage it.
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Postby floridapooltech » Sat 30 Jul, 2011 10:58

When replacing pool pump motors, it's always a good ideal to replace all the gaskets, o-rings and seals. For the Pentair WhisperFlo, you are going to want to use Go-Kit 32, which will include a new shaft seal, lid o-ring, diffuser o-ring and the housing gasket. Normal wear and tear break these o-rings down over time which is why it is always recommended to replace them while changing out the old motor.
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Postby dmc123 » Mon 01 Aug, 2011 09:21

Is there something missing from this kit below
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentair-WhisperFlo- ... 2ea3c960fc

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