Deltec Skimmer Pump Help

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    Hello Guys

    Recently purchased an APF800. Skimmer pump is an AQUABEE 2000lph . Skimmer looked in good nick. When I switch skimmer on , man was I impressed with it. But alas my my joy was shotlived as after a minute it stripped the earth leakage. Stripped cleaned pump , changed plug - still the same thing. Not really good news especially from the family whose had their movie interuppted more than once now.

    Decided to run pump in a bucket in a different plug point in the house. Pump works 100s for 30sec-60sec. Then goes off but not tripping the earth leakage. Stirpped pump and found impellor very very hot.

    @Ridwaan suggested that the pump motorblock is shot. Anything else that I can check for. Also recommendations for a replacement pump . I do have a reef octopus otp2000 with pin wheel impellor , will that work ?

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    is the chamber part of the pump, where the impeller magnet runs, still smooth? No scratches and or grooves?
     
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    i felt 1 groove where impellor runs
     
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    tried the pump today , wont even come on
     
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    reckon then you are in for a new pump. :(
     
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    There are a few similar but different model pumps used on the Deltec skimmers. Can you please post a PIC of the impeller and the pump ID plate so that I can advise best.
     
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    Aquabee Pump :-

    Aquabee Pump.jpg
     
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    I have the new style impellor where the impellor/shaft is a complete "unit". Also has the the red/white ceramic sleeves
     
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    Ok now you have two options. If the impeller is ok you can just replace the stator without having to worry about plumbing fittings as the old ones will still work OR you could replace the complete motor. You will have to use the old motor end plate with the plumbing fittings in both cases.
     
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