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Old 09-15-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Noisy swimming pool pump

after a heavy rain season and flooding the pool pump shorted out twice and now is very noisy.any suggestions?


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Old 09-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Bring it to a motor shop.


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Old 09-16-2010, 10:17 AM   #3
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I would just replace it. They do not cost much and you will get a warranty. Secondly. Have you ever separated a motor from a pump housing? Its not as easy as it looks. I would also bet if you did get it apart, you would not get it back together correctly. So take your time and make notes as to how everything goes back together, should you go with this method.

If you do decide to take it to a motor shop, send the pump and motor as one unit. Cut the pipes and install unions. That way they will be the ones separating the pump and motor and putting it back together. They will provide the gaskets, seals and bearings that you do not have and will have a hard time with. It will go back in real easy and come out real easy if you use this method. Good Luck.

Note: Installing unions regardless of repair method is a very good idea. This way you can remove the pump and motor during the winter and put it right back in when summer rolls around.

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Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
Bring it to a motor shop.
Years ago I had a couple of 56j frame pump motors with bad bearings and I thought that I would have a motor shop replace the bearings, I tried several and nobody would work on them, they said that a new motor is so cheap that they couldn't charge enough to make it worth their time, so I ended up bringing them all back home. After a couple of years of tripping over them I was going to throw them out and decided to attempt changing the bearings myself, it wasn't too bad of a job and I have done several sets now. My point of the post is that you may have a difficult time getting someone to work on a swimming pool pump motor and they really are cheap online.
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Remove the motor from the pump housing and see if the impeller is broken - a common failure and easy to replace. If ok, then take it to a motor shop. Depending on their recommendation and cost, repair or replace.
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My pool pipe broke open and the water pumped out - about 2 feets worth and the entire hot tub before we shut the system down. I just had the pipes fixed, turned it back on and now the motor is whining. Is there anything i can do to stop the noise or at least tone it down? WD-40?? Something??


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