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    Loud pump

    I bought my pump 11 months ago and it's worked just fine with no problems until today. I came home from work and found the clocks flashing as if we had a power outage. The power was on and the pump was making a very loud noise it hasn't made before. I checked and I had normal water flow and the pressure was normal. Other than the noise, the pump works just fine. The noise doesn't sound normal.
    Since they say the problem is likely the last thing you did, here's what I've done going from recent past to distant past:
    Power outage today
    Replaced the pump basket with a new, tighter model last weekend
    Installed an Intermatic T104 mechanical timer about a month ago
    Installed the pump last September

    Here is a link to a video of the pump running: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gilM2ofdN54

    I'm going to call the PS where I got it tomorrow. Does anyone think it will be a problem to let it run tomorrow?

    Thanks,
    Matt
    32K in ground vinyl pool installed in the early 1990s
    1.5 HP Centurion pump installed in the September of 2012, replaced under warranty in August of 2013
    2.6 SF Hayward sand filter - age unknown but looks pretty new
    Jandy AE-TI heat pump - age unknown but looks new and works great
    Caretaker in-floor cleaning system - works, but not well....on my list of things to work on.
    Aqua-rite SWG - new in about 2006, T-15 cell replaced in summer of 2012

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    Re: Loud pump

    After reviewing the video it doesn't sound that loud.....trust me, it is. The pump sounds very "hollow" now. The normal sound is about a 1/3 to 1/4 as loud as the video.
    32K in ground vinyl pool installed in the early 1990s
    1.5 HP Centurion pump installed in the September of 2012, replaced under warranty in August of 2013
    2.6 SF Hayward sand filter - age unknown but looks pretty new
    Jandy AE-TI heat pump - age unknown but looks new and works great
    Caretaker in-floor cleaning system - works, but not well....on my list of things to work on.
    Aqua-rite SWG - new in about 2006, T-15 cell replaced in summer of 2012

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    Re: Loud pump UPDATE

    I called the PS I bought the pump from and they said it sounds like the bearings are worn out and the pump has a one year warranty I bought it 11 months ago. I'm a little concerned that the bearings are wearing out after 11 months of owning it and using it for only 4 1/2 months since the pool is closed in the winter...They left me a voicemail a little later that the new pump will be on the truck on Thursday and they will come out Friday and install it. They said it will be $100 per hour for an hour of labor, a $40 trip charge and $12 for a new seal. So my warranted pump will cost me 2/3 the price of my pump to get it replaced. I installed the first pump I bought from them. I'm going to call them in the morning and suggest I bring them their worthless pump and trade them for a new pump and a seal kit that I will install.
    The current/bad pump was $240. The new pump will cost me $140 for installation. If they give me grief about them having to install it I'm debating on telling them where they can put their pump and invest my $140 I won't pay them and get a better quality 2 speed pump. Thoughts?
    32K in ground vinyl pool installed in the early 1990s
    1.5 HP Centurion pump installed in the September of 2012, replaced under warranty in August of 2013
    2.6 SF Hayward sand filter - age unknown but looks pretty new
    Jandy AE-TI heat pump - age unknown but looks new and works great
    Caretaker in-floor cleaning system - works, but not well....on my list of things to work on.
    Aqua-rite SWG - new in about 2006, T-15 cell replaced in summer of 2012

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    Re: Loud pump

    They are not warranting the pump, the manufacturer is. I would take the old pump out and swap it in store and do my own change. The seal... you may be on the hook for that. The seal didn't fail... the motor did.

    Welcome to the joys of "parts warranty"... not parts and labor.

    Be nice... it will make life easier.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Re: Loud pump

    I've got to hand it to our locally owned pool store. They're willing to trade my bad pump that's under warranty for their new pump and won't charge me for installation.
    They even called to confirm that the new pump was delivered before I uninstalled my pump to take in.
    I was very nice on the phone. I'll be going back there again for equipment!
    32K in ground vinyl pool installed in the early 1990s
    1.5 HP Centurion pump installed in the September of 2012, replaced under warranty in August of 2013
    2.6 SF Hayward sand filter - age unknown but looks pretty new
    Jandy AE-TI heat pump - age unknown but looks new and works great
    Caretaker in-floor cleaning system - works, but not well....on my list of things to work on.
    Aqua-rite SWG - new in about 2006, T-15 cell replaced in summer of 2012

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