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Thread: Motor runs...just not when connected to the pump :(

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    Aug 2015
    Lewisville, Texas

    Motor runs...just not when connected to the pump :(

    Centurion 7-168453-24 and a Challenger Pentair pump

    Motor quit turning....I took it apart from the pump...hooked it back up to electricity and it spun like a top.

    Reassembled and greased everything and...nada. It wants to's making a noise. With a touch of a screwdriver to the impeller it spins like it's supposed too. Bought a seal kit. Haven't hooked it all back together due to the binding? Issue. Or is it just the pump is toast?

    Help please for a newbie pool owner and expert tinkerer.

    Thank you!!! Dan

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    May 2015
    East of Royals country western MO

    Re: Motor runs...just not when connected to the pump :(

    Hello and Welcome to TFP,

    When you had the motor off did you check to see that pump (not the motor) turned freely with no binding ? If the pump turns freely I would suspect motor being bad. An electric motor can turn with no load on it but still be bad

    Hope that helps. Let us know what you find out
    Last edited by lefty51; 08-06-2015 at 05:26 PM. Reason: spelling
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