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    jacuzzi pump

    Last week started to make a louder then normal noise when running today will not come on???
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    Bearings?
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    Ok, that wasn't nice.

    Can you rotate the shaft by hand?

    What kind of sound was it making?

    Does it hum when it tries to start?

    Ok now I feel better.
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    hums when it tries to start? C
    The sound it was making was not good like bad barrings

    I took back cover off and tried to turn shaft with slotted screwdriver wit would NOT turn.... Wiggles back and forth!
    Could it be the wet side and not the motor?
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    Sounds more like the motor then the wet end. Impellers will rarely seize up. It would require a pretty large piece of debris getting into and through the impeller for that happen.

    However, if the wet end is in good condition, you could get away with just replacing the motor.
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    ...though it probably IS worth feeling around the impeller (with the power OFF) just to rule out any obvious obstruction.
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    draining the tub to take a look around...I know it seemed to loose water(jet) pressure when running over the last few weeks!!
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    motor out, Pulled front part of wet end off can not spin the impeller? Dumb question, When i removed the thru bolts from the motor to the wet end i can not remove the rest of the wet end from motor. Should that slip off easy? Might bring the motor in to get checked...
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    It should slip off but sometimes the o-rings will stick but make sure you got all the bolts. The mounting and seal plates remains with the motor but the housing should slip off with a little wiggling. Wedge the housing between your feet and pull up on the motor.
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    Re: jacuzzi pump

    after some work got the shaft to turn! hoping it's just bearings!
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