Hayward 1.5 hp pool motor rebuild?


Old 08-30-17, 08:08 AM
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Hayward 1.5 hp pool motor rebuild?

Good morning. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

Have a 7 year old Heyward pump in a covered pool house near pool. The original outdoor outlet fried middle of last summer and I installed a new outdoor outlet/cover/etc.

Since then, when I turn the pump on (at the breaker in the garage each morning), the breaker trips, then I turn on again, and good for all day pump/filter running. Each morning same thing.

I replaced breaker and still trips making me think not breaker. Voltage to outlet looks good making me think outlet good.

I am thinking the pump motor got adversely effected when the outlet blew and surged, causing more draw upon initial start and that line to trip since?

I heard these can be rebuilt? Who would do something like that in the area? Or would Heyward?

Best, AW
Old 08-30-17, 08:40 AM
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I don't know if rebuilding is the answer. What fried the outlet in the first place?
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Do a search on starting Capacitors replacement for your specific motor. This assumes that there is no bind in the motor.
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Age. It was original from the early 60's. It failed Summer 2016.

New outlet and line professionally verified. Breaker replaced new.

Who rebuilds those motors usually?
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Motor repair shops. Generally it's done for industrial or more expensive motors. For most motors found around the home it's cheaper to simply replace it.
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I agree.... replace the motor.

Is that a regular breaker or GFI breaker ?

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