Gearbox Seal Replacement for B24 or B31 Gearbox

A Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing Broken Seals on a Pressure Washer Gearbox Assembly

Need a new gearbox? 

Required Tools:

  • Long #4 Allen wrench
  • #6 Allen wrench
  • 19mm wrench
  • (4) 8x1.25x30mm grade 8 bolts (1/2" head)
  • Red thread lock

Step 1: Draining the Gearbox Using a 19mm wrench, locate the drain plug on the gearbox and carefully remove it to drain the gearbox completely. Ensure that all the oil has been drained before proceeding.

Step 2: Separating the Gearbox from the Case/Assembly Identify the four #6 allen head bolts that are facing the engine side of the gearbox. Use the #6 Allen wrench to remove these bolts, separating the gearbox from the case/assembly.

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Step 3: Removing the Gear After separating the gearbox, you'll find a 4" gear. Remove this gear by unscrewing the long #4 Allen bolt on the set screw.

Step 4: Replacing the Seals With the gear removed, you'll notice four more #6 allen/hex bolts coming out of the flange. Flip the gearbox upside down and replace the 2 3/8" O-ring. Remove the old O-ring and the four #6 allen/hex bolts, discarding them.

Step 5: Reattaching the Gearbox Flange Caution: Do not remove the pump shaft flange. After replacing the old O-ring, reattach the gearbox flange to the pump, using new grade 8 M8 bolts. Reuse the four washers from the old bolts.

Step 6: Securing the Bolts and Reassembling Using three drops of red thread locker on each bolt, install the new bolts in the flange. Hand-tighten the torque to 18ft-lb. Slip the gear back onto the shaft and tighten the gear set screw to 3ft-lb. Proceed to reassemble the gearbox case using the four #6 allen/hex bolts.

Step 7: Refilling the Gearbox Refill the gearbox with 80w90 gear oil until the level is slightly above the red dot indicated on the sight glass.

By following these step-by-step instructions, you can successfully replace the broken seals on your General Pump B24 and B31 Gearbox assembly. Remember to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines throughout the process.