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Old 03-07-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Water pump schreeching


Today, I noticed a loud screeching noise coming from under my house while the water pump was running.

This concerns me that maybe the bearings might be wearing out, and/or leaking.

This is a GOULDS hp jet pump, purchased and installed over 20 years ago.

The only problem I have ever experienced with it was a few years ago, when the centrifugal switch to connect the starting windings broke. A simple repair and less than $10 fixed that.

Think it's time for a new pump at this point?

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Not looking good there Sparky--You know the expensive sounds from the cheap ones---

Sounds like a faithful friend is asking for retirement.---Mike---

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Time to either rebuild it or change it. It's either bearings or the impeller rubbing on the housing
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How does one go about rebuilding this type of pump?
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You can get a rebuild kit from goulds.
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Rebuild it if you have the capability. Paying someone to rebuild it would likely cost nearly as much or more than a new one, unless you have a friend who does it for cheap / free.

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