Thanks to everyone for sharing with me the various solutions that have been used to resolve black water leaks
(thanks for the correction, "captmikem"; my original note referred to grey water
which is, of course, incorrect). In my case, I bought a sheet of gasket
material from an auto parts
store, cut it to the shape and size of the seal housing face, drilled 4 holes for the seal housing attachment screws, and drilled one hole in the center that fits snuggly but not too tightly around the motor
shaft. For good measure, I used a double thickness of the gasket
material. MAGIC - the leaking stopped.
": you referred to the lip seals
being installed backwards. Which way is correct? The owners' manual is not explicit.
The best news is that my wife is happy to have the head
working like new again. We have no more mess and the associated odor
. Wedded bliss has been restored.