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    Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    My Hayward pump bearings started whining on me a few days ago so I ordered some replacements. Ultimately, I broke my motor as you can see in the pictures. I suspect that the seal was pinched when the motor was assembled at the factory, which allowed it to leak onto the bearings and corrode everything. Am I correct in thinking that the mess should not have been there? Was this likely caused by the pinched seal (can be seen in one of the pictures) or would this have been due to me letting the balance get out of whack? I would imagine that the chemicals would have nothing to do with this as it should have been try in there.

    Anyway, in the process of getting the bearings removed, I caused even more damage and no longer wish to try and use this pump motor. Any suggestions on a two speed motor that will work with my pump?

    Edit: I'm thinking this motor (http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SPX1607Z2 ... m_sbs_lg_5) and this seal replacement kit (http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SPX1600TR ... _lg_text_z). The impeller looks good and clean, as well as the bigger plastic parts.
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    Re: Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    What is the pump model number? Can you post a pic of the motor label?
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    Re: Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    Pump is SP2607X10. Motor label attached.

    This motor states that it is suitable for replacing my old motor, but I'm not sure if it is the right replacement.
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    Re: Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    From what I can tell, that motor should work. It is listed on the superpump parts list: http://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/Part...Super-Pump.pdf The price is good.

    If you did want to add a built in timer, this would be a decent choice too: http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00000017069218.htm

    Both of the above pumps require 230 volts, do you know what supply your current motor uses?
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    Re: Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    From what I can tell, that motor should work. It is listed on the superpump parts list: http://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/Part...Super-Pump.pdf The price is good.

    If you did want to add a built in timer, this would be a decent choice too: http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00000017069218.htm

    Both of the above pumps require 230 volts, do you know what supply your current motor uses?

    It uses 240v, and as for a timer, I have this work in progress: digital-timer-wish-list-t57335.html

    I took another look at the pump and I think I'll be able to salvage it. I'm just worried about the mess that was inside of it. I'm going to order new seals for it and hope that keeps it from failing so quickly. I appreciate you taking your time into looking at the motor though. Thanks.
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    Re: Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    Do you have gobs of copper in your water, or was the blue "gel" caused from something else?
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    The residue was very grainy in texture and smells a lot like the salt in the bottom of my liquidator. I don't think I have a copper problem, but I haven't tested for it.
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    Re: Broke My Motor - Pics Included

    Just wondering. Don't really know if copper would or even could cause something like whats in your pump. I just remember seeing some posts on here somewhere about copper forming a blue coating on some filter material, thus the question.
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