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If your pool pump is acting sluggish it may simply be a build up of debris inside the impeller. Cleaning it is simple if you know how.
Step 1 - Check the Impeller

You can check the impeller for clogs by opening the clear cover that is on the strainer basket. Then place your garden hose into the basket and turn it on high. The water should disappear immediately. If it does not, you may have a clog.
Step 2 - Turn off the Power to the Pump

Before actually removing the clog from your pool pump impeller you will need to turn off the power to it. Remove the basket and use a finger to reach into the hole behind the basket to feel for any debris. If it is clogged, go to step 3.
Step 3 - Disconnect the Pump and Motor

Disconnect the pump and motor from the plumbing. Depending upon the make and model of your pool pump you may be able to skip this step. The motor usually just slides away from the pump.
Step 4 - Remove the Plastic Cover

Take the pump apart by removing the plastic cover over the motor. This cover generally has several small screws holding it on.
Step 5 - Remove and Clean the Impeller

Once the cover is removed you will easily be able to see the clog in the pool pump impeller. Just use your fingers or a coat hanger to clean it out.
Step 6 - Clean

Put everything back together. Once you have it cleaned out you can put the cover back on and put it all back together. Problem solved.

Plumbing | Answered 3 days ago

Once you take off the front cover. You will see the impeller. Take of the rear cover and the shaft has a flat spot on it. You can hold it with a open ended wrench and spin off the impeller. It will be tight. There is no need to take it off unless it's broken.

Goulds Pumps... | Answered 3 days ago

Turn supply valves off, turn on tub valves to release pressure, then remove the handle on faulty valve. Check to see if it has a plastic cartridge. If so, it sounds like the rib was broken on the valve and it is out of alignment with ports in valve body. Take the cartridge out and take to your favorite home supply for a replacement. The cartridges have a key rib that fits into a slot so turning the handle turns the stem and not the whole cartridge. You might also find a black washer and spring under cartridge, it's a good idea to replace washer whenever cartridge is replaced also found at home supply

Moen Plumbing | Answered on Jul 15, 2019

If by double you mean separated levers, there will be a nut and gasket/washer that needs to be tightened from under sink. Can be tricky as getting to underside of that area of sink is usually a tight area, and the nuts are good size. Most hardware stores will have a faucet nut wrench which has a swivel head for on and off and is designed to reach that area vertically. You might be lucky and have plastic nuts with wings that will allow you to tighten by hand. Word of advise, that area and related hardware can play havoc on the knuckles.

Moen Plumbing | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

If this a new circumstance it could a few things causing. If the spout has a button on it to divert water to shower, it is probably a blockage in nipple. Just remove spout, clean all debris buildup. If you have a diverter valve (Handle) it's most likely blockage in valve. This is assuming shower pressure is normal.

Plumbing | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

There are screws that come up through the bottom. You may have to remove the faucet to tighten it. While you have it out, throw it away and buy a new one.

Moen 7840... | Answered on Jul 13, 2019

sounds like you need to check the grommet between the motor and the pump. If this grommet connector breaks, the motor will come on but the pump will not work. Turn the unit upside down and look where the motor connects to the pump. Be aware if you can lose your oil while turning upside down unless you cap the port and exhaust. If this is it, go straight to the Robinair web site and you can order one for around $25.

Robinair... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019

Disconnect it and draw it out of the hole.

Plumbing | Answered on Jul 12, 2019

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