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Thread: Help! Need to replace my old franklin electric pump

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    Help! Need to replace my old franklin electric pump

    So first, my pump died and the coil needed to be rewound. I did this and must have installed it wrong... well, after a few weeks, it was not running quite right, and I found that it had melted the plastic 'wet side' of the pump. Unfortunately, the Americana pump is discontinued and I can't find replacement part.

    So now, I am looking for a replacement pump. I am unable to find the pump w/o the motor so that I can use my newly rebuilt motor, so now I'm looking for an old one on craigslist to get buy.

    My old motor is a 115V 1 1/2 HP with 1.3 SF. I am not sure what I can get which will give me similar pump power, but not too much. Here's my questions:

    1) Do I have an option to buy something w/o the motor and reuse my motor? If so, what other brands are available?
    2) I'm looking at a Hayward 1HP Max Flow wired at 115V. It looks just like this: ... 3502_I.htm
    Is this comparable in size/throughput?
    3) I have a valve fairly close to the inlet into the filter basket. I see that it's threaded into the basket, but it is probably also glued. Any suggestions to disconnect it from the pipe to the valve? Do I need to cut the pipe? I only have about 6" from valve to the inlet.

    I can provide some pictures, if needed.

    Any help will greatly be appreciated.
    13,500 Gal / DE / IG / Gunite

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    Re: Help! Need to replace my old franklin electric pump

    Please post pictures of the plumbing and the pump.
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