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Old 02-25-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Any pool gurus in the DIY house?

I swear, this pump system gets louder every day. Previous Owner said it might be the impeller, but he knows about as much as I do about pool pumps. It's a simple chain, from what I can see - pipes, basket, filter, valve.

All I know is it shouldn't be this loud, or at least I want to make it QUIET.

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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Is the filter plugged?

How old is the pump?

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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Check the impeller for obvious debris.

Could be the seal and the bearings on the electric motor.

How old is the motor on the pump?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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It has been my experience that when the pump starts to get to the point that it is a nuisance, it is soon going to need to be replaced. It may be something in the impeller or the impeller is broken. you can often get a few more turns on the motor, but you are on your way to replacement in the near future. Check with your local pool builders and see if they do service also. They may be willing to sell you a referb for a deal. Good luck with it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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It is either the pump or the motor bearings needing replacement. Many years ago I had a neighbor call and complain to me that the noise was keeping her awake at night (I had it timed to run late at night). I then got an education on the bearings involved. It happened to be the ceramic bearing/seal on the Hayward pump. I replaced it myself for about $10. I recall. If you need a full replacement, you can possibly get just a pump or motor, whichever is affected.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:22 AM   #6
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Thanks. The pump/motor is almost new, according to the PO. It does sound kind of like a bad bearing. I'm going to talk to the pool guy - he's got referral companies that will do work for a discount. The whole little setup looks so simple...naaaa, I better let someone else do it!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:12 PM   #7
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Of course can't tell what you call "Loud" on post, but I find that most pool pumps make considerably more noise after they reach a couple of years old, but most last many years in this "noisy" state. If it is a high pitched screeching or loud rattling kind of noise it is probably as suggested, either an impellar or motor bearings on the way out.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:26 PM   #8
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Here you go! There are two comon reasons pool pumps are noise, The first is as others have said are the bearings this causes a whining sound. the secound is a flow issue not enough water getting to the pump. If there is a valve somewhere down stream form the pump try closing it a little (not all the way, that would be dangerous) see if the noise changes. I would not use the product that the previous poster suggested all that looks like it would do is heat up the motoe and shorten its life!!
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Hi,

I am a "pool guru"

The motor bearing inside the motor have probably worn out.

Its best to get this repaired right away as worn bearings can create an extra load on the motor and could eventually burn the motor out.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me,

I can also explain to you how to replace the motor bearings,

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Hi Wethead;

Could you explain how to replace the bearings on the AO Smith JPH20 pool pump? Pictures would be nice. The pressure reads at about 1-3lbs. And that whinning noise is pretty constant. The pump was supposedly a reconditioned pump installed in April of this year for $400.

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Hi,

I am a "pool guru"

The motor bearing inside the motor have probably worn out.

Its best to get this repaired right away as worn bearings can create an extra load on the motor and could eventually burn the motor out.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me,

I can also explain to you how to replace the motor bearings,

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I have a Magnetek Centurion Switchless Motor (CAT 8854; Part #: 7-177216-24). Could you please send me instructions on how to replace the bearings on this pump motor? Thanks!
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My pump / motor was making a rattle racket - a couple three bolts to get the motor separated from the pump. The impeller was broken. A trip to the pool store and a few bucks for another impeller - reassembled and the noise was gone.
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Wethead,

I turned my pump on yesterday and it made an "odd" noise but did not pump. It ran for maybe 10 seconds (while I looked at it) and began smoking a little. I removed the pump and checked the impeller but it was clean and free of any debris. I thought maybe a bearing was burned out but the shaft spins freely by hand. I put it all back together and it still made the same noise and did not pump at all.

The power source is a little jacked up as well as the pump runs for a while then shuts off. This is being addressed today but what do you think is wrong with the motor?

Thanks!
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Hi,

I am a "pool guru"

The motor bearing inside the motor have probably worn out.

Its best to get this repaired right away as worn bearings can create an extra load on the motor and could eventually burn the motor out.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me,

I can also explain to you how to replace the motor bearings,

Joseph
Please send me the info to changing the bearings, and to remove the impeller
Thanks John.

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