Thereof, where does the O-ring go on a Hayward filter?
The Pool Filter O-ring should be in a groove in the collar of the filter head. If it’s stretched like this one, it may fall out of the groove – a good indication that it’s time to be replaced. Roll the O-ring out of the groove and off the filter head collar.
Likewise, how do you install a Hayward Super pump seal?
When should I replace my mechanical seal?
The most obvious indicator that the mechanical seal on your equipment needs to be repaired or replaced is a spraying leak. If water is spraying by the shaft seal, there is definitely a need to have the mechanical seal checked out.
If you see water leaking out of the bottom of the pool pump assembly, it’s a good indication that you may have to replace the shaft seal within the motor pump assembly. As shown in the pool pump cut away, the shaft seal is located in the motor pump assembly behind the impeller.
A gasket is a part that provides a mechanical seal between two surfaces. In the case of your water pump gasket, it seals the surface between the engine block and the water pump, preventing leaks from the coolant that flows through the water pump.
The best way to detect a shaft seal leak is to check for a puddle of water under the pump. In addition look for water damage, and/or if the pump is noisier than usual. If you have a leak on the discharge side of the pump, it might be because the fitting to come lose and empty the pool.
In most cases, a leak underneath a pool pump is caused by a pressure-side leak. This is easily combated by inspecting the impeller housing o-ring, shaft seal and replacing any worn, cracked o-rings or seals. Before taking apart your pool pump, we recommend purchasing a go-kit.
The pump lid can leak water and does need replacing sometimes as it is in the weather elements or can crack. If it is leaking water when the pump is off, the pool pump is leaking and you need a replacement lid. The pump lid O-ring needs to be tight and have lubrication in order to make a seal.
Shaft Seals prevent water from leaking along the motor shaft, just behind where it connects to the impeller. The motor shaft goes through the seal plate, or the bracket that connects to the pump.
If it is on the suction side, or where the water comes into the pump, it is an air leak. Air is being drawn into the closed system when operating. The discharge side is under pressure. If it is on the discharge side, or where the water is pushed out, it is a water leak, probably a drip to start.
A mechanical seal is simply a method of containing fluid within a vessel (typically pumps, mixers, etc.) where a rotating shaft passes through a stationary housing or occasionally, where the housing rotates around the shaft.
You can also make a fairly good, almost permanent repair using Pool Putty or Silicone Sealant, if the fitting is not overly loose. While the pump is running, apply a heavy bead of Pool Putty or Silicone, so that it will be sucked into the void. Keep the pump running for 24 hours to allow it to harden in place.