pump motor problems


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pump motor problems

Hello,

Pool pump motor problems.

Turn on the pump, motor hums, doesn't turn, then shuts down.

The shaft turns freely without electricity. The shaft does not turn when electricity is on.

The capacitor has tested good.

Thanks in advance for any assistance/insight.
 
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Old 07-23-18, 03:48 PM
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That would likely be a bad run/start capacitor. Generally very easy and inexpensive to replace.
 
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Take off the end bell of the connection end of the motor. Inspect the centrifugal starting switching. There's a good chance the contacts are either pitted or not closing.

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Tested the capacitor and it is good.

I purchased this motor from a returns liquidation site. As is, no warranty or reason for return.

I had purchased (2) goulds gt 15 previously and only needed to replace the capacitor as they were damaged in shipping.

Purchased a 2 HP Pentair Supermax pool pump to use the motor for increasing my pump power on the Goulds (with a increased impeller size).

The 2hp Sta-Rite motor has no govenor or start switch externally or internally.

Pentair doesn't have a parts diagram for the motor since they don't make it and Century/AO Smith no longer has parts diagram or any information on the motor I have since it has been discontinued.

The pool pump model is PHK2RA6G - 104L with a Sta-Rite motor #196251.

Do they make motors without these 2 items? I would think not. Would anyone happen to know the part # for these missing parts? Are they universal? Could I use the ones off my Goulds GT 15 (which I purchased for back-up/parts)?

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Or, is this a PSC motor that I have?
 
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Bumping to see if anyone has any additional thoughts. Thanks.
 
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Nope.... the parts are missing. Try a local pool service/supply company.
They should have old motors you can get the parts out of.

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Thanks Pete.

Can I use the parts off of the Goulds GT 15 that I have for a back-up?

Also, I see from the goulds that one wire from the switch connects to the capacitor. Where does the 2nd wire connect.
 
 

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