Pump leaks can occur in several places and should simply be repaired whenever they appear. If the leak is around the mechanical seal
of the pump (see above), the pump should be shut off and repaired ASAP.
Whenever a new motor is installed, an entire seal kit should be installed as well. This includes a pump seal, seal plate o-ring or
gasket, lid o-ring and diffuser o-ring or gasket. This will help to insure that you do not have to take the pump apart a month later to replace a small failed seal,
o-ring or gasket.