My mother lives in Texas and I am in NY. She called today and her pump motor won't run. The breaker is on and I had her test for current at the timer box and then also test the pump side of the timer with the timer in the on position.
I would like to replace her motor with a 2 speed.
This is the information she gave me off the phone:
AO Smith Centurion 1081
1.5 HP/ Service factor=1.25
32,000 gallon in ground, fiber glassed recently. She had the only drain closed off last year since it was leaking. One skimmer and one fountain (was a spa but she had the bottom 4 feet filled in and now it's a fountain). She has a DE filter and a booster pump for the Polaris. 2 inch plumbing.
She is wired for 230 at the timer box. I'm hoping my brother (OK mechanically inclined) can change the motor and pump seal to save her some money. Can someone please tell me if I can get a 2 speed motor to replace the old single speed, if not, recommendations on a new pump would be appreciated.