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Thread: Blew pump-wait for Pentiar Rep. or buy new motor

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    Blew pump-wait for Pentiar Rep. or buy new motor

    I need a little advice.

    Last week I hooked up the new pentair superflo and upon powering up it blew fuses and more. Wiring example supplied verbally by Pentair was wrong and the diagram was blury - so I did the wiring. Now the pump doesn't work so I feel the motor is blown. Also, I don't think they are to approve a warranty replacement if the pump motor is burnt out. I do have a service call in but its been over 5 days and no call from the Pentair Representative. So are my questions:

    Can I replace this motor with the old Pentair pinnacle motor, seems to look similar with the square flange? (just to get my pool going again, up to now I have been pouring liquid chlorine in the deep end and trying to circulate with the kids jumping around).

    Existing motor may be burned out so I am looking to buy just the motor, is it a big job to replace just the elec. motor? I want to order a new motor which is around $300, should I get the gasket set? (It is brand new.) I feel the Pentair Rep is going to have to order a new motor and then replace it when he can (but my pool is turning brown) I want to order a new motor today and install it asap...

    I know I put myself in this mess (so go easy on the I told you so's), just trying to minimize the damage. flame away
    35,000 In-Ground Concrete/Plaster with spillover spa.

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    Re: Blew pump-wait for Pentiar Rep. or buy new motor

    If the sfhp, voltage and frame match, you can use the motor you have.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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