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#1 George N

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:19 AM

Hayward Superpump SP2607x10
I thought leak was from Seal Plate 13.
I replaced Housing Seal 12, but it still leaks.

Please see diagram:


I now see the leak is between Seal Plate 13 and Motor Mounting Plate 14, so I suspect the Seal Assembly 11. I don't want to buy anything more than is necessary, so do you think I would also have to replace either the Impeller 10 or Seal Plate 13?


#2 ANG

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:13 PM

If your leak is from the bottom then its the seal.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:19 PM

Impeller no. Most likely it's the seal, but the seal plate could also be cracked.
What the heck do I know, I only started in this industry in 1981, and retired from it after 33 years.
(from service tech to co-owner of Roberts Hot Tubs, manufacturer of traditional wooden hot tubs & spa covers)

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If you can't sell it on ebay, it may not even qualify as landfill.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:41 PM

More likely the pump housing b4 the seal plate but I still say its the seal...


#5 Dan.The.Spa.Man

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE(ANG @ May 22 2008, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
More likely the pump housing b4 the seal plate but I still say its the seal...



I'll take the seal assy for $1000 as well.
I have a few extra HotSpring heater relay boards for tubs from 2001-2008 if anyone is looking for one cheap. Part #77119

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:59 AM

I have the same pump, and I am experiencing a major leak. It is leaking almost a foot in 24 hours. But, it only leaks when the pump is running. We experienced this last year, too. We replaced the seals and it fixed it. We looked at the seals this year, but they look fine. We have looked around the pool and at the pipe where the backwash flows from, but can find no leaks. (We didn't find any last year either). Does anyone have any ideas???

George...how much is yours leaking??

Thanks,

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#7 George N

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

Thank you so much for your responses.

I will examine the Seal Assembly.

Can one visually determine if the Seal Assembly is the cause of the leak? Does it have to be broken or cracked, or will simple wear be the cause.

I'll also check the Seal Plate for cracks.

Crittie: small leak. Maybe a light 8" circle around the pump housing, which drains to lawn. Only occurs when pump is on.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE(George N @ May 23 2008, 10:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can one visually determine if the Seal Assembly is the cause of the leak?


No.
What the heck do I know, I only started in this industry in 1981, and retired from it after 33 years.
(from service tech to co-owner of Roberts Hot Tubs, manufacturer of traditional wooden hot tubs & spa covers)

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If you can't sell it on ebay, it may not even qualify as landfill.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:47 PM

I just want to add that the ceramic side of the 'sealing plate' part of the assembly should be towards the impeller!! (I've seen the rubber side there a few times)

As a general rule, take pictures, or make notes on the position of seal assemblies when you replace them yourself - if you put these things in 'backwards' they will not do their job!

Crittie, as your seal should still be fine, do you have a multiport which may be leaking to the backwash/ waste line while the pool is running? If all your missing water is coming out under the pump, part of the housing may be cracked sad.gif
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#10 George N

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE(D0TC @ May 23 2008, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to add that the ceramic side of the 'sealing plate' part of the assembly should be towards the impeller!! (I've seen the rubber side there a few times)

As a general rule, take pictures, or make notes on the position of seal assemblies when you replace them yourself - if you put these things in 'backwards' they will not do their job!


So noted. Will do. Thank you.



#11 George N

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:56 AM

Update:

I got a GO-KIT 3 from Pinch-A-Penny which consisted of all the gaskets and the Seal Assembly for $31. I carefully installed it and no more leak biggrin.gif

Thanks again for your help. Forums are so helpful.

Has anyone discovered how to pull up just your own posts?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(George N @ May 27 2008, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Update:

I got a GO-KIT 3 from Pinch-A-Penny which consisted of all the gaskets and the Seal Assembly for $31. I carefully installed it and no more leak biggrin.gif

Thanks again for your help. Forums are so helpful.

Has anyone discovered how to pull up just your own posts?


George, the best I've been able to figure out is to pull up your own user profile and there is an option to check for posts - I don't know if it covers all of them or just the most recent... it's better than nothing.

Glad you got the leak fixed!!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:05 PM

I have the same problem, I got the GO-KIT 3 but I can't figure out how to assemble the seals. When I try the propeler is very tight and it does not rotate very easily. Any ideas what I could be doing wrong? Greatly appriciate any help. Does any one a have a picutre of what should the seal setup look like with the spring seal, ceramic seal and the slinger.

Thanks,
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#14 George N

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

Jakub:

Here is a link to the Hayward Super Pump Manual:

http://www.haywardne...s/Manual113.pdf

Their diagram is not the best. I took pictures -- if you are still stuck and you post your email address, I'll send them to you.

Update: Here is a better image:



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Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:37 AM

George,
Thanks for your help but after giving it more thought I decided to get a new pump. Its possible that the water got into the motor. Plus the pum is 9 years old.




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