Septic aerator motor repair


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Old 06-04-23, 09:55 AM
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Septic aerator motor repair

I have one of these septic solutions aerators and I'm noticing its not spinning or putting out much air at all. The motor gets real hot. I need to find out if there is anything I can look at to diagnose this and see about repair. I did contact septic solutions and they don't provide anything or any assistance.

https://www.septicsolutions.com/medi...4B/UA14B_1.jpg
 

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Old 06-04-23, 10:59 AM
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Please provide the model number or is the model UA14B you linked yours?

Why did you say "not putting out much air"? Where are you looking for air? Why are you looking for air? I'm curious because the photo link you provided is for a stirrer. It is not an air pump or blower. It appears to be a stirrer to agitate the tank.

First, I would disconnect power to the motor. Then turn the shaft by hand. Does it spin freely? Or, is it stuck in place or do you feel grittiness or binding? You're checking to see if something is wrapped around the prop preventing it from turning, or if the motor's bearings are going bad. Being a sealed motor means you can't just squirt oil on it. It would have to be disassembled to gain access to the bearings.

Unfortunately your motor is sealed so getting inside to any capacitors (if the motor has one) will be difficult. It is probably not considered serviceable. If it doesn't run they expect you to replace it.
 
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Old 06-04-23, 05:25 PM
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It does not turn. The model listed is what i have.
 
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Old 06-05-23, 01:15 PM
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It would appear you need a new motor.
Unfortunately it doesn't look there is a big difference between just the motor and a complete unit.
It comes down to how corroded your motor is and if the connections will come apart.
 
 

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