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    Trying to find a reliable motor

    Hello,
    I have a 1hp emmerson motor that i installed about 2 years ago. It's getting loud and I know the bearings are about to go.
    I really think the motor should last alot longer than 2 years. Shouldn't it?

    the model i have is ESQ1102 (C55CXKLM-5003)
    from amazon: HP 1 SF 1.65 RPM 3450 Voltage 230/115 Freq - 60 HZ SF Amps 8.5/17.0 Frame - 48Y Length Less Shaft 12.28 5.5 In. Diameter Switch Design Standard Efficient, Full Service Factor, Full Rated Features: - Two Compartment - 1081 Design - Open Dripproof - 303 Stainless Steel Shaft - Triple Bearing Protection - Shaft Threads - 1/2-20 UNF-2A - Continuous Duty - Sealed Ball Bearing - Thermally Protected - Class B Insulated - 50 Degrees Celsius Ambient - Voltage Selection Device

    Who makes the best motors? AO smith? Hayward?
    Where can I get a direct replacement for this emmerson at a good price?

    Thanks for any help!!
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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

    when you change the motor you must change the shaft seal or it will leak and get water in the motor causing the bearings to get loud due to rust. Hayward pumps come with an ao smith motor.

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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

    Yes, I know all about the shaft seal. When I installed it, I used gloves and followed the directions to a T. The motor to pump connection never leaked.

    I just think the motor was low quality, unless an expert could tell me otherwise.

    Need to find a better motor, and fast!
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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

    If you've done the shaft seal already, bearings are only a half step up, skill wise. If the motor is otherwise good, you can buy a pair of bearings for less than $15

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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

    I would give it a shot - how do i find out the exact part number and how many bearings are in the motor?
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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiccolli
    I would give it a shot - how do i find out the exact part number and how many bearings are in the motor?
    Like bobo said, 2 bearings.

    As for matching, start with poolpartsonline.com and look at their parts diagrams. Then you can cross reference those measurements with graingers website. The model number should be stamped on the seal as well for confirmation, thats in the mfr# in graingers product description.

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    Re: Trying to find a reliable motor

    That video did not help me, the pump did not sound distinctive - I need an a/b side by side I think.

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