returned from 1 week vacation to a screeching pump motor - not horrific, but I wouldn't want to spend several hours out on the patio having to listen to it. thought, "great another $200+ for a new motor". looked in my records and saw that the motor is only 4 years old. I figure it should last longer than that -- it's a one-speed, but we only run it 8-10 hours a day.
I'm not 100% sure it's one of the bearings, but it sure sounds like it. the noise is coming from the non-shaft end of the motor and there's nothing on that end that's in motion except the bearing.
I want to make sure I'm ordering the correct bearings before I disassemble everything. poolcenter.com has what I want -- I think.
a 2" OD bearing
my motor is an A. O. Smith 48Y frame with the square flange, 1.5 HP, 1-speed, service factor=1.1, 220 v
is the above listed bearing the one I need? I figure I'll order the Go-Kit and the 2 bearings. any advice swapping out the beaings? any "gotchas" out there I should know about? thanks.