I have a two speed sta rite pump that is only about 3 years old. It became very loud this summer and I had the bearings replaced at a local elec motor repair shop. They were very expensive(over 100 bucks). Anyway, the pump was whisper quiet when I hooked it back up, and had worked fine the rest of the summer till about a week ago! It has now become loud again and I'm certain the bearings are shot again Seemed to really show up after a couple days of heavy rain I don't know that it's still covered from the repair shops job, and I'm **** sure not gonna drop another 100+ on another bearing job again!
How long are these things supposed to last nowadays? I had one "professional" tell me that they aren't made as well now, and it would be better to look for a new pump altogether. Didn't believe that, but it does appear that I may be wasting my time with this lemon of a 3 year old pump.