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Thread: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

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    Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    Hello everyone, so i just opened my pool after two year, everything seem ok except that my pump is not working. It makes humming noise which indicate the capacitor may has gone bad whose idea i got from another topic. So i opened the back cover of the pump and found this, could somebody please verify if this is a capacitor? Also, could you kindly link me to a replacement compatible one ? Thank you alot.


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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    That is indeed a cap. A local electrical supply house should have one in stock. Did you verify that the motor was free to turn? See if the shaft/impeller moves without any resistance. Also, be careful with those caps. They are an energy storage device and it you touch the terminals without first discharging it, you will get whacked pretty good. To discharge one, use a plastic handled screwdriver and short between the two terminals for a couple of seconds.
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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    there are a couple on amazon

    Amazon.com: 25uf capacitor
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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    thank for the tip about discharging the capacitor. I tried to look for the shaft/impeller inside the strainer basket but i couldnt feel/see anything. Also, what numbers on the capacitor should i look for to fine one that compatible?


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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    So i bought a new cap at my local store and replaced the old one. But it still making that humming noise and not working at all not sure what i did wrong? I did however discharged both the new and old capacitors before installing. Please advise. Thank you


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    Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    Well, i went ahead and opened the dry part of the pump to try to turn what i believed is the impeller but it doesnt move not even a little bit. Please advise





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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    I am not a pump guy but it sounds like it is seized...

    I would replace but that is because I have no idea how to fix it, some on here would fix that in a heartbeat both ways will work...
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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    Thank you for ur reply. So i removed the impeller and tried to turn the shaft. I tried to turn it at by using a big screw driver after removed the back cover but it doesnt move. At this point, i think i done everything i could, im just better off getting a replacement. Thank you all


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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    You have a single speed pump. Why is it listed as variable in your signature?

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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    Yeah, it looks like it is time for at least a new pump motor, you can replace it with a 2 speed if you have 240V going to the pad. You would just need to add a switch to change speeds. If you want to go to a variable speed pump it is probably best to change out the whole thing, although they do make variable speed motors you could drop in.

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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    Just a reminder. Most of the time if you take a Hammer when you turn on the pump.If it doesn't turn and just humm's .Just take the hammer and tap on motor housing. Alot of the times it will break it loose and will start running.Also,I have found if you will spray WD-40 up into the shaft housing works wonders too.Just my 2 cents that have worked for me over the years.

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    Re: Pump humming noise issue. Also, is this a capacitor?

    Whatever you do to repair or buy a new motor you should also change the seals in the pump. They're available pool stores online and your local Pool Pool Store. The pump seal you have almost certainly was the cause of your motor failure.

    I hope this helps,

    Chris


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