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    Pentair VS3050 making intermittent whining noise

    I've already called tech support and they're sending out a service guy tomorrow. On the phone today he told me its most likely a piece called a slinger and that they just remove it, that its not needed and serves no purpose. This doesn't sound right to me? Does anyone have any experience with this?

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    Re: Pentair VS3050 making intermittent whining noise

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    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Pentair VS3050 making intermittent whining noise

    OK so I found this thread: strange-seal-plate-damage-pentair-whisperflo-pump-t4517.html

    So now I know what a slinger is. But is not replacing it really OK? I'm very worried about letting this guy touch my pump ...
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Pentair VS3050 making intermittent whining noise

    I would not let him remove the slinger. It IS there for a purpose. Sure your pump will run fine without it, but when (not if) your pump develops a seal leak, water will shoot straight down the shaft and kill the bearings and most likely the motor itself.

    I would call Pentair and tell them what his plans are and see if they say it's fine to remove it. If they say it is, have them send you an email stating the same.
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    Re: Pentair VS3050 making intermittent whining noise

    Thanks Dave!
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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