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    Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    For the last couple days there has been a loud screeching sound coming from my booster pump. There is also water outside the motor housing. any idea what is causing this and what the solution is. I have no idea how old the pump is as I bought the house this summer. Here are a couple pics for reference.

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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    The screeching is likely bad bearings. The water is likely a bad shaft seal. It's hard to see in the pictures....can you tell exactly where the water is coming from?
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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    The water looks to be coming from the seal. You can see the water through the hole to the right of the motor. Is it possible to replace the bearings and seal?
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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    Definitely. Search the forum, there's lots of info on shaft seal replacement. You can look on youtube for bearing replacement.
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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    What's the best way to find the exact parts I need? Google is only showing the entire motor.
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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    Whats the model number of the pump?
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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    I've decided to replace the entire pump as it is 11 years old. Thanks for your help Smykowski.
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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    good call jww, that is your best bet!

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    Re: Loud noise coming from Booster Pump

    You're welcome. If you're at all mechanically inclined, dont pitch the old pump; replace the bearings, and you'll have a spare pump for emergencies.
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