Noisy swimming pool pump
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.
Last edited by J. V.; 09-16-2010 at 11:22 AM.