I have a Monarch MJC-50 shallow well jet pump (1/2 hp) and I want to tear the pump portion down to clean, inspect, and rebuild as it isn't delivering the pressure it used to (and I have ruled out all other causes).
I am unable to get the pump housing/casing to come apart from the motor, and I am reluctant to use more force.
The manual doesn't help, as it simply says "remove casing" :) I am basically stuck on the 2nd part of step 5. Do I just need to use more force?
Here is the diagram of the pump. I can't seem to get piece #1 away from the motor portion.