New pool pump or bearing replacement

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Old 07-02-16, 01:23 PM
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New pool pump or bearing replacement

Hi everyone,

I've got a very noisy pool pump that has been grinding away for over a year now. I think it gradually got louder to a point and it has stayed there. I've read about changing the bearings, but i wanted to get some more opinions before i make a decision.

I don't know exactly when the pump/pool was installed, but it's no older than a 2002 model—as old as the house. The numbers on the pump tag have been obscured from the paint and surface rust flaking off, but as best i can tell, this is what it says:

5KCR39SN2823X, 1081, cat no. C1319

I think it's a 1.5hp motor.

Thanks,

Steve
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Old 07-02-16, 01:58 PM
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The bearing numbers will be written right on the bearing race, no need to buy them from the OEM.
Even it those numbers can not be read any real bearing and seal company can match them up.
Going to need to also replace the seals.
 
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Old 07-02-16, 03:38 PM
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Is it pretty common to replace the bearings or at the pump's age, should i look at a new pump?
 
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Update. I pulled the pump and set about pulling the shaft out. Bearings are definitely toast, but i also broke what might be the governor in the process of getting the armature out. given that and the overall condition of the motor, i'm going to go ahead and replace it. From my research, it looks like the 1152 might be the correct replacement, but i don't know what the difference is between the UST1152, ST1152 and the EST1152. One of them has the small bolt on mail box looking thing just like my motor does, but i'm not sure what that is.
 
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Old 11-05-16, 08:10 PM
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That "governor" like thing is the centrifugal start switch.
That bolt on thing is a motor starting or run capacitor.

In my opinion.... with the age of your motor and pump I would consider replacing the pump/motor with a new two speed model.
 
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Old 11-06-16, 08:50 AM
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What's the advantage of a two-speed model, and is there a way i can tell them apart from single-speed units?
 
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Old 11-06-16, 12:23 PM
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A two speed pump can be left running in the low speed mode for saving power. It can switched to high if and when more pumping is needed.

The units look the same. When you purchase them it's in the description and on the motor plate.
 
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Can you tell me what this box is on top of the motor? Mine has one, but several of the replacements i have looked at do not have it.
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I answered that back in post 5. That's a start or run capacitor.

I have a 1-1/2 hp Hayward super pump that does not have a visible capacitor mounted to it.
 
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Yes you did. My apologies and thank you. My label on my motor is difficult to read, but here is what i have pulled from it:

It's a Hayward/Ge motor
5KCR395N2823ax
Pool Pump 1081
Cat no. 1319
Serial number RXJ180194
HP 1.5—horsepower i would think
FR56J—mounting flange type?
A 15.517, amperage?
There's more but i can't make it out completely.

I've gotten a couple of different answers from companies about the replacement pump, so i'm wondering what i need to look at to make sure i get the right one.
 
 

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