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General Maintenance


Submersible Pumps

Typical HT Parts Drawing

Oil Check & Diagnosis

Check oil in bearing housing every 100 hours of operation
If oil level is low, the mechanical seal may be worn and needs
If oil level is full but emulsified and white the mechanical seal may be
leaking and needs replacement
If oil level is full but Slightly Dark, this is normal due to seal face wear
If oil level is Noticeably Over Filled, the motor shaft seal is leaking
and should be replaced. The mechanical seal may also need

Remove bolts from lifting bracket and top cover
Remove top cover and drive assembly

Inspect the wear ring and O ring
Replace the wear ring if severely grooved
Use anti-seize compound when installing a new wear ring

Remove the hydraulic motor and inspect O ring
Flip bearing housing upside down and drain oil into drain pan
Insert shaft securing tool (HT part#9001) into splined end of shaft
Flip bearing housing with tool installed and insert into bench vise

Remove impeller screw and retaining washer
Remove impeller by turning CCW
Inspect wear plate. Replace if severely worn
Inspect O ring

Remove rotary shaft seal and inspect
Remove stationary seal seat
Replace mechanical seal assy. if worn

Remove snap ring from bearing housing
Place drive assy. in hydraulic press
Apply minimal even heat to housing while pressing
shaft and bearing assembly out of housing.

Inspect ball bearings and replace if worn
Use hydraulic press to press bearings off and on shaft
Apply minimal even heat to bearing housing

While housing is warm, gently slide shaft assy. into housing
Install snap ring into groove above bearing

Insert shaft holding tool, flip housing assy. and secure in vise
Unwrap new mechanical seal

Seal Arrangement


Lubricate rubber on stationary seal seat and carefully slide over

shaft and install into counter-bore on bottom of housing


Apply a few drops of clean hydraulic oil to the face of the stationary seal

Lubricate rubber bellows (with rubber lube) on rotary seal IMPORTANT! Keep
faces clean at all times or improper sealing will occur

Carefully slide rotary seal over shaft until the rotary face mates with the
stationary face
IMPORTANT! Keep faces clean at all times or improper sealing will occur

Apply anti-seize to threads on shaft
Install spring and retaining washer onto rotary seal

Install impeller onto shaft and hand tighten
Install retaining washer and locking screw

Using Torque Wrench, torque locking screw to 40 lbs. ft (58 joules)
Install complete drive assembly (with O ring) onto volute

Slowly fill bearing housing with clean hydraulic oil
Fill to spill point of plug hole only!
Apply thread sealant to oil plug and install

Install O ring onto hydraulic motor and install motor. (Note orientation)
Tighten motor bolts

Hydraulic Motor

Be sure 1 wear plate screw has vent hole
This will prevent recessed impeller cavity from becoming air bound
Install pigtail hoses onto hydraulic motor
Install lifting bracket onto pump

Troubleshooting Guide

Related Topics

Typical Hydraulic
Schematic (P.C.)
Uses Variable
Volume, Pressure
Hydraulic Pump

Hyd. Pump Senses

Load Pressure and
Automatically Adjusts
Oil Flow as Needed.

Typical Hydraulic
Schematic (F.D.)
Uses Fixed
Hydraulic Pump

Oil Flow is
Controlled By Engine

Typical Hydraulic Schematic

Customer Supplied Hydraulic Power

Must Use OpenCenter Valves

May Require a
Flow Control Valve
to Limit Input Flow

May Require a
Check Valve to
Prevent Wrong

Hyd. Sub. Pump Test Set-Up

Digital Hydraulic Flowmeter
Reads: Oil Flow, Oil Temp., Pressure

1" x 10' Hyd. Hose

Quick Disconnect Couplings

Engine Driven Power Unit

Pressure Port
Return Port

1" x 15' Hydraulic Hose

1" x 25' Hyd. Hose

Test Tank

Discharge Hose/Pipe

0-100 PSI Gauge

6" Butterfly Valve w/ electro pneumatic actuator

Digital Magnetic Flowmeter

Water Level

Return to tank

Submersible Pump

Pressure Transducer
Signal is read by
a digital meter
in Ft. Head

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5 Ft.

Submersible Pump Test Procedure

Using Engine Driven Power Unit

Impeller Types

Impeller Types
Vortex Flow
Good Solids Handling
Pumps Stringy Materials

S3T Front

S3T Rear

Impeller Types
Closed Channel
Efficient (up to 80%)
Solids Handling Models
High Volume Models
High Head Models

S6300 (12 pump)


Impeller Types
Semi-Open Channel
Efficient (up to 70%)
Good Solids Handling
General Purpose Use


Impeller Types
Axial Flow
Efficient (up to 80%)
High Volume
Low to Medium Head
Propeller Type
Mixed Flow type
Water Pumping

S12M Mixed Flow

S6P Propeller

Impeller Types
Centrifugal Screw
Handles Light and Heavy Liquids
Centrifugal Action on Lighter liquids
Positive Displacement on Heavy Liquids
Very Versatile
Good for Oils, Molasses, Paint Sludge etc..


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