Broken Impeller

  • Last Post 28 July 2018
Jim1959 posted this 08 July 2018

During routine maitenance on my pump today, I was changing out all the o-rings and gaskets, shaft seal, ect.  I put the pump back together and started up the pump/filter.  About 3 minutes into running, heard bang inside my pump.  Tore the pump down again and discovered that the impeller had seperated from the shaft.  Now my question is how do I get the remaining piece off the shaft.  I have held the one end with a wrench but I cannot get enough leverage to turn the old remaining brass fitting off.  Any suggestions.

Thank you in advance.  

Order By: Standard | Newest | Votes
InyoRob posted this 10 July 2018

Thank you for contacting Inyo. I would suggest using a small strap wrench. That should allow you to get the brass fitting off of the shaft.

Jim1959 posted this 12 July 2018

Didn't help.  Tried everything.  Now resorting to using a cut off on the dremal to remove this. Will follow up to let you know how that went.  I did order a replacement pump.

InyoRob posted this 13 July 2018

Thanks for the update. We have seen some pool owners resort to the dremel. Good luck!

Jim1959 posted this 28 July 2018

Just a follow up to this issue.  I bought a new motor as the process of trying to cut off the old piece was proving to be very time consuming and difficult.  I will delay cutting this off until the late fall when the temperture decreases.  I installed the new impeller and motor with new seals and gaskets.  Pump is back and running smoothly.  As always, Inyopools rocks in getting parts when needed.



  • Liked by
  • InyoRob