The metal grommet that the impeller sits on appears to be pressed on to some
kind of rubber on the motor shaft. I don't even see this on the parts
diagram. I don't want to damage the part on the shaft, as I don't see a
Perhaps this will help someone else down the road, so I'm answering my own
I had to use a gear puller to get the impeller ring (smoked the blade) off
the motor shaft. I figured this out after buying a replacement impeller and
seeing how they went together. The bad news is that removing the impeller
ring damaged the plastic sleeve that covers the motor shaft. This was pretty
much unavoidable as the motor shaft was severely rusted under the plastic
and badly swollen. I suspect this plastic sleeve is heat sealed on the shaft
when the motor was made.
I would imagine that repairing a pump shaft leak on this model is pretty
much impossible due to the sealed nature of the shaft. You're basically
stuck replacing the whole motor/pump unit. I wasn't even able to find the
motor separate from the pump.
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