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#549597 06/23/22 09:54 AM
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A few weeks ago my pond reached levels that it has never been before and my Gast 0523 was submerged for an extended period of time. How do I get it back up and running and what is the process for figuring out what pieces to replace. OR, am I just absolutely screwed and need to replace it?

My emergency overflow on the pond wasn't low/wide enough to handle the extra rain so I had a damn breach for the first time. Once summer kicks in and the level drops a bit I am going to have it fixed.

Thanks for the help in advance!

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Full submersion of motor in water could easily ruin the start switch. It is best to do this before rust forms in the rotor cavity. ASAP Take off the 2 front end plates. Then with an allen wrench remove the rotor ring. Now your task is to sand or buff ALL the visible rust. If the rotor is seized use bearing solvent to help loosen it so it turns. Test run the pump to see if electronics are okay.. If the rotor has extensive rust the vanes will likely need to be broken to get them out of the slots. If any vanes are broken get a rebuild kit with new vanes, Orings and filters. Reassemble.


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Thank you sir! I appreciate it! I'll give it a shot asap.


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