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    New motot or whole new pump?

    After a day or two of making high pitched squealing sounds, my Whisperflo Dual speed pump motor finally died. When I try to power it up it just hums. The model of the pump is WFDS-26. It's about 13 years old. I can buy a new motor, shaft seals and gaskets for about $400. I can buy the same exact pump for about $620. So here are my questions:

    1. For a $200 difference do you think I should buy the whole new pump, it seems like a better deal to me.

    2. Is there a better pump out there for my money?

    3. The only water feature I have is a pool slide, and the current pump, 1.5/ 0.25 hp, had no problem sending enough water to it.

    4. I'm not inclined to upgrade to intelliflo for a third more in price

    I did call my pool guy when the pump first started acting up 2 days ago, but he hasn't gotten back to me yet.

    Any and all advice appreciated.

    Tom
    In gound vinyl L, ~41,000 gallons, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 cartridge filtter, Pentair 2 speed WhisperFlo pump

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    Re: New motot or whole new pump?

    The bearings and seals on your motor are replaceable. No need to replace the motor at all.
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    Re: New motot or whole new pump?

    Thanks John. Is there a way for me to know if that's the issue? Can you provide a link for these parts? Thanks for the quick response.

    Tom
    In gound vinyl L, ~41,000 gallons, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 cartridge filtter, Pentair 2 speed WhisperFlo pump

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    Re: New motot or whole new pump?

    Usually easier to take the pump to a pool store or motor shop to be sure you are getting the right thing. Parts change over time.
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    Re: New motot or whole new pump?

    It could be the start capicitor, try turning the shaft, it should turn easily/smoothly.
    You can find a rebuilt 2 speed with warranty for a significant savings, here's a new one.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-HP-2-Speed...item2329ff6e85
    Local pool store will mount here for approx $20. Don't forget to get a new shaft seal also.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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