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Thread: Advice - Vendor to order Hayward TriStar Replacement motor

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    PVille's Avatar
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    May 2009

    Advice - Vendor to order Hayward TriStar Replacement motor

    I have a Hayward TriStart 1.5 HP FRHP (SP3215Z1BER/T63CXDCZ-1653) pump that is making anoise and blowing the breakers. I disconnected it from the pump assy. and it still blows breaker after running 10 seconds with no load.

    I'm looking for a recommendation on reputable company to order a replacement pump from. I called my pool store and they said we have one in stock. When my wife picked it up it was a generic AO Smith motor made in China. I opened the box and it looks "similar" to the Hayward pump but does not look like it would be an exact fit. Maybe I'm being crazy but I think I would prefer to have the original part to replace the old one.

    Recommendations? Should I use the AO Smith generic and be done with it?

    In ground 15 X 33 10,400 gal. Fiberglass
    Two Returns, Two main drains, One skimmer
    Aqua Logic SWG, Hayward TriStar 1.5HP
    Hayward C3025 (325 sq /ft) Cartirdge Filter
    Solar Heater (Details at

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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Advice - Vendor to order Hayward TriStar Replacement mot

    Most Hayward's come with AOSmith (a.k.a Century) so it probably is a direct replacement. Here are the replacement motors that AOSmith has on their web site.
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    18'x36' 20k plaster, 1/2 HP 2sp pump, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater, ThePoolCleaner

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