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    pump humming

    I am hoping that someone here can help me. My hayward 1.5hp pump has been working fine for the last month. Today I went to turn it on and all it wants to do is hum. I checked the plugs, breakers, unplugged to reset and moved the control to recirculate instead of filter (thinking it may be stuck). All it does is hum/buzz. Called hayward and spent 20 mins on hold. Called my local pool dealer and they suggested replacing the pump thinking it was a bearing issue. Any suggestions? I really don't want to spend about $350. TIA

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    Re: pump humming

    Welcome to TFP.

    Sounds like a bad capacitor. Easy and cheap to change.
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    Re: pump humming

    Sorry to ask, but my female brain is learning as I go. Where can I get one and is there an online instruction manual for replacing it? I am pretty handy, so I am willing to give it a try.

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    Re: pump humming

    First thing I'd do is pull the back cover off the pump (turn off breaker first) and take something and try to turn the shaft. Every once in a while we'll hear where the pump sticks for some reason or other and turning the shaft will get it going again. In fact that happened to mine once.
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    Re: pump humming

    Thanks, I will try that first.

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    Re: pump humming

    Thank you for the input. I actually fixed it by hitting it with a hammer several times to the top and bottom of the motor.

    Here is a video if I can post that.

    http://video.wetheadmedia.com/my-pool-p ... is-humming

    Worked like a charm.

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    Re: pump humming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    First thing I'd do is pull the back cover off the pump (turn off breaker first) and take something and try to turn the shaft. Every once in a while we'll hear where the pump sticks for some reason or other and turning the shaft will get it going again. In fact that happened to mine once.
    If it starts working after you do this, I would buy some Non conductive lubricant which is available at home depot electrical section and turn off breaker again and open cover and spray some around the bearings and shaft..
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