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    Pump overheated

    My mag drive over heated and i took it apart to check for broken pieces and everything sems fine. Im letting it cool down for now, do u think it ceased?

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    that sucks....what size Mag? how long have you had it?
    "Sometimes it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt" Abraham Lincoln

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    it's the biggest one, i think a 9600 I've had it for about two years. Talk bout over cirrculation, my tank is 375 gallons

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    while it is apart check that you can spin the impeller freely. Check for small obstructions in the impeller housing and shaft hole. If this pump is being used in line you would be wise to buy a new seal for it as it will likely leak when you put it back together.
    Rob

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    I cant spin the impeller w/o a lot of force b/c it's magnetic and it gets stuck to one side of the pump when i turn it off. What is the purpose of the seal? Water gets into the impeller housing ne way doesnt it?

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    Yes water dose get into the impeller housing but it is not suppose to get out by any other way other then the output port. If the pump is submersed small leaks are not a major issue. However if the pump is not submersed you will have a problem.
    Rob

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