When does it make sense to overhaul a leaking impeller on a Star ES05S shallow well Jet Pump?

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  1. kevin freeman

    kevin freeman New Member

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    When does it make sense to overhaul a leaking impeller on a Star ES05S shallow well Jet Pump? And if so where is the best place to get parts such as O rings etc? The pump is tired... 21 years running... Impeller = ES05S, motor = 94l105 and doesn't appear to have any issues running, just the impeller appears to be leaking around where the shaft from the motor turns the impeller eh
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    Leaking means you need a mechanical seal. Mechanical seal broken usually means the bearings in the motor are bad. Probably better off just replacing the pump. I hate putting in new impellers, gaskets, and seals only to find the motor bearing is also toast.
     
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  4. kevin freeman

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    Thanks Cary, I'm prepared to pay the $200 or so for a replacement pump but the motor bearings do not appear to be an issue currently and perhaps best to not bother but where would one find a mechanical seal replacement assuming it to be ceramic/rubber and for that exact manufacture or are they standardized?
     
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    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    Any bearing/seal place should be able to cross reference a seal for you. I usually just take the old one it and let them look at it,
     
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