Pump is leaking near motor

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Pump is leaking near motor

Postby tzeiss_03 » Tue 13 Apr, 2010 19:11

I have a ge pump for my inground swimming pool. When opening it up for the first time today, water started leaking from what looked like inside the motor. The pump was running and it was circulating the pool. Where is this water coming from? At first I thought it was the plug, but after looking at it, it is coming from inside somewhere.


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Pump is leaking near motor

Postby mas985 » Tue 13 Apr, 2010 20:36

It is probably coming from the shaft seal which can be replaced by either yourself, if you are up to it ,or a repair shop $$. Kits are usually available on the web although I'm not sure about that pump.
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