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Thread: Power Pak I Pump is making loud ringing noise, fixable?

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    Power Pak I Pump is making loud ringing noise, fixable?

    Hello all!

    I have a Power Pak I Pump that I have had since I purchased my pool nearly ten yrs ago. Its working fine, but occasionally it has been giving off a high pitched ring that is almost intolerable to the ear. Is there a way to correct this problem, or is it a sign of the end? If it makes any difference I have a 5,000 gal. above ground. ANY help is appreciated!!
    Chicago, IL- Pool Open from Mid May through September.
    5,000 Above Ground, Vinyl Liner
    Sand Filter, Power Pak I Pump
    Been in operation for 10 Years.
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    Re: Power Pak I Pump is making loud ringing noise, fixable?

    I'm not there so I am not sure what might be causing the screeching. It sounds like a bad bearing. There is one in the electric motor that may be going bad. If that's the cause, I would buy a new pump as it is likely not worth fixing the old one due to it's age.

    If you're handy you can try disassembling the unit and checking it out- this particular pump only has six screws holding the case together and then you're right at the motor. I have one of about the same age and so far the timer circuit has given up and it weeps a little at the impeller. It has been getting noisier each year. But it works, so until it quits or leaks excessively I'll keep using it.
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    Re: Power Pak I Pump is making loud ringing noise, fixable?

    It sounds like a bearing and if that's all it is it might be worth a try to replace them. Replacing bearings, seal & o-rings is not too bad a job if you're handy.
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