Haywood Pool - leaking around shaft

  • Last Post 04 October 2023
DanInNH posted this 17 July 2017

I have a Haywood Pump, Power- Flo LX Pump.  It is about 10 years old.  I started my filter today and noticed water leaking around the shaft of the pump after it was turned on.  There is about 10 lbs pressure on the dial.  Pump flow is good but water is leaking.  

I suspect I need some shaft seals but cannot identify which ones I might need. When replacing seals, it is also good practice to examine and/or replace the bearings?  Can anyone help.  I have images of the pump showing model and SN, as well as pictures that show the leaks.


Is there a Youtube video you would recommend on replacing the seals and bearings?  I do not hear any high pitched sould, but since I will have to open the p[um p to repair the seal, sounds like a good time to replace the bearing.



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Service posted this 22 July 2017

Hi DaninNH,

I would suggest replacing your shaft seal, here is the Seal Shaft Seal for Hayward Power Flo LX Pump You should not need to regularly replace your bearings and I would not suggest replacing those. Here is a Video On How to Replace Your Pool Pump Shaft Seal which you may find helpful.

Thank You



Timotej posted this 04 October 2023

It sounds like you may need to replace the shaft seals. You can find the part numbers for the shaft seals in your pump's manual.

When replacing the shaft seals, it is a good idea to inspect the bearings and replace them if they are worn or damaged.

Here are the steps on how to replace the shaft seals on your Haywood Power-Flo LX Pump:

  1. Disconnect the pump from the power supply and pool plumbing.
  2. Remove the pump housing.
  3. 6">Remove the impeller and diffuser.
  4. Remove the shaft seals.
  5. Apply a thin coat of lubricant to the new shaft seals.
  6. 1">Install the new shaft seals.
  7. Reassemble the pump in reverse order.
  8. Reconnect the pump to the power supply and pool plumbing.

Once you have replaced the shaft seals, test the pump to make sure it is no longer leaking.