Pump part & function

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Pump part & function

Postby sparkwatercleaner » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 15:06

I just wanted to know what is a mechanical seal, what it does, why does it break if the pump runs without water & what happens if it is broken. Where is it located?
thanks in advance

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Postby Backglass » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 15:56

The pump seal is what keep the water in the pump and out of the motor. Running your pump dry can burn up the seal as the water acts as a coolant and lubricant. If water is leaking out of the motor side of your pump, you have a bad seal.

Postby sparkwatercleaner » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 16:18

thank you

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