Re: Does the Sears Elgin Model 571-55561

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Posted by Jeff ( on May 29, 2005 at 19:24:35:

In Reply to: Does the Sears Elgin Model 571-55561 posted by Norm on May 29, 2005 at 16:47:39:

Hi Norm,
Elgin model 571-58561 is a 1951 5hp. The motor does have a water pump. It's in the lower unit. Drop the lower unit and the pump housing is right there. There is a rubber impeller inside the housing. Before replacing the impeller, inspect the inside of the housing. If there is excessive wear or grooves. Replace it along with the impeller.
Those Elgins are not good in weeds. They tend to overheat easily, but if you replace the pump and the impeller and use it in open water, you should be ok.

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