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    Bad pool pump ?

    I just opened my pool today and when I went to start up my Hayward SP2607x10 pump and my A O Smith 1HP motor model C48K2N143B1 motor set at 230 volts, did a flash at the rear of the motor and tripped both breakers.
    I checked all three wires going into the motor and don't have continuity between them-so the motor is actually good-right ?
    Recommendations appreciated for my next step.
    I wouldn't be adverse to a new two speed pump if that's a good solution, but I took the cover off the pool and I've got a lot of green water about to start going bad. I will drop a pump in for circulation and add some bleach for now....
    Advice please !
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    16x32 inground vinyl lined pool (15,000 gallons-I think)with FNS+ DE filter, Pentair 2 speed-1 hp pump, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 heater.

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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Sorry no reply yet... I'm sure others will be by shortly to assist.
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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    sounds like the motor is shot can u spin the shaft or impeller ?
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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SacPoolPros View Post
    sounds like the motor is shot can u spin the shaft or impeller ?
    Thank you SacPoolPros-it is locked up ! I didn't even think to try to turn it-since the last once a year time it was locked up, I had a humming sound. I wasn't even able to turn the impeller with a rubber stretch wrench, so I'm disassembling it now, according to directions found on YouTube.
    Thank you !
    16x32 inground vinyl lined pool (15,000 gallons-I think)with FNS+ DE filter, Pentair 2 speed-1 hp pump, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 heater.

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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Sounds like bad bearings. You can keep the wet end and just replace the motor with a Century STS1072RV1 and get a two speed while you are at it. If you go this route, make sure you get a new Go-Kit (seal and gaskets).
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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Attachment 47340
    Would this be a good choice. I look at all the old plastic wet part on my pump(I don't have any idea how old it is) and would be happy to replace all of it.
    My piping is all 2" and the description here says 2" outside and 1 1/2 inside ?!?

    About this item
    Features
    SuperFlo by Pentair Pool Products is a direct replacement for the Hayward Super Pump
    Extremely quiet operation
    Unionized fittings (1.5 in. internal slip and 2 in. external slip)
    Cam and Ramp(TM) Lid
    Product Information 1-Horsepower
    Product Dimensions 28.2 x 12.5 x 15 inches
    Item Weight 41.5 pounds
    Shipping Weight 41.5 pounds
    Manufacturer Pentair
    ASIN B002FQIYBY
    Manufacturer reference 340042
    Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 15Reviews

    Product Description
    340042 Features: -SuperFlo pump.-Designed for a variety of in-ground pools.-Small foot print allows it to work well on compact filter pads.-Silent running capability.-Direct replacement for the Hayward super pump.-Extremely quiet operation.-Unionized fittings (1.5" internal slip and 2" external slip).-Cam and ramp lid Heavy-duty, high service factor 56 square flange motor.-Integral volute and pot reduce hydraulic noise. Specifications: -2 Speed 230V, 1 HP. Warranty: -1 Year warranty.

    16x32 inground vinyl lined pool (15,000 gallons-I think)with FNS+ DE filter, Pentair 2 speed-1 hp pump, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 heater.

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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Superflo is a very good pump and a good fit for your setup.
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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Superflo is a very good pump and a good fit for your setup.
    Are unionized fittings-2" external slip and 2" internal slip what I need for my 2" pvc piping ?
    16x32 inground vinyl lined pool (15,000 gallons-I think)with FNS+ DE filter, Pentair 2 speed-1 hp pump, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 heater.

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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    The unions that come with the pump (2" external or 1 1/2" internal) will work for either 2" or 1 1/2" pipe so you don't need anything other than a 2" coupler.
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    Re: Bad pool pump ?

    Thank you !
    It's ordered and will be here Tuesday !
    16x32 inground vinyl lined pool (15,000 gallons-I think)with FNS+ DE filter, Pentair 2 speed-1 hp pump, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 heater.

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