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    Pump is "talking louder"

    Okay so I notice a much louder noise in my back yard and walk around the corner to hear that it is my pump. I can hear the bearing squeak at certain times and the motor itself has a noticeable increase in noise. The original pump was a hayward and was replaced with Century Centurion (A.O.SMITH). The pump appears to be about 3 years old and is a 1.5HP pump.

    I'm looking to see what I need to do as I'm not sure I can continue to run it (without damage to other equipment) or stop to repair\replace it. I just replaced my liner last week so it's been a pretty expensive month for a pool that is hardly getting used at the moment.

    Looking for recommendations on how to proceed to address my latest adventure.

    Thanks
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Pump is "talking louder"

    Replace the bearing yourself. I did it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4yhrvSKcg

    All you need is a bearing puller which you can get off ebay for around ~$15 to $20. Bearing are also available on ebay
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    Re: Pump is "talking louder"

    Is it going to hurt to run it until I can get the bearing in? It just happened last night. It's priming (no bubbles) good and pumping water with no visible issues.

    additionally, is that website a reputable place to purchase the kits (assuming I need the bearings and shafts).

    Thanks
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Pump is "talking louder"

    Probably not. I ran a screaming pump for 6 weeks so I could wait until after the close to repair it.
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    Re: Pump is "talking louder"

    Is there a recommended place to purchase?
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Pump is "talking louder"

    Any bearing puller will work. Try ebay, Harbor Freight, or any hardware/autoparts store.

    As for the bearings themselves, you can use either an online pool supply store or if you have a Grainger close, you can match the number stamped on the seal and buy them from Grainger.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
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    Re: Pump is "talking louder"

    okay, I bought a kit from an online retailer that also comes with the shaft seal. I hope that's all I need and that my pump holds up until it gets here.
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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