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    Motor died - questions before I buy a new one...

    First, let me thank everyone in advance - this community has been a great help in learning how to deal with a pool.

    Second, I have done my best to self-help in the forums for answers, so I apologize in advance if I ask something that I should have found elsewhere.

    Now, to get on with it:

    Bought the house 2 years ago, pool was already here - you see the details in my thing below. Pump motor is a SPECK brand, E71-I, model number 256594. It's a 2-speed, 1.0 HP motor (I guess made by Emerson?). I can't find anything on it about the SF/Up/Full/etc ratings, other than on the label it says "HP 1.0 / .12 SPL S.F. RPM 3450/1725".

    I'm confident the motor has died - makes a terrible sound when you turn it on (like you threw a wrench into a running car engine), shuts it self off after a few minutes, and when I spray 1/4 can of WD-40 into the end nut it's an oreo-cookie slug that results. Oh, wet end seal started leaking last summer, tried to fix it over the winter but that failed...yeah, I'm pretty sure I need a new motor.

    1-A) My pool is NOT BIG - do I really need a 1.0 HP motor? I mean, I currently have one, should I just trust that the previous owner bought that size for a good reason? I have NO gadgets to run, no waterfalls, heaters, etc.

    1-B) I have not been able to find anything straight-forward displaying (chart?) pool size to pump-size recommendations. Is 1.0 HP appropriate for a pool my size? (or is that impossible to answer without all the "ratings"?)

    2) Should I try to stay with another SPECK brand motor so that it fits with the current basket/wet end? OR do all these motors fit with all the basket/wet ends? Are they all universal?

    3) If any brand motor will fit on my current basket/wet end, does anyone know anything about SPECK that would say good/bad idea to stay with them or go another direction?

    4) Do I need to be careful and pay attention to make sure I get a motor for an AG pool?

    5) I am able to find entire pump units all over the internet, but not motors alone - anyone have an advice on where to look?

    THANKS! That should do it for now
    ~12,500 sqft above ground, 95 sq ft Sta-Rite Posi-Clear Cartridge filter, installed by previous owner in 2010?, Proud TF100 user!

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    Re: Motor died - questions before I buy a new one...

    Hello,
    Here's the manual: http://www.usa.speck-pumps.com/pdf/P...odel%20E71.pdf

    I think you'll need a BN36 motor.
    http://www.rakuten.com/prod/century-...iuhxoCx9jw_wcB

    Check the impeller to make sure on the size. Then the BN37 would be the next one up.
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

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    Re: Motor died - questions before I buy a new one...

    Wow, I have no idea how you found that site that has it for half the price (unless I'm not interpreting that correct), but thanks!

    EDIT: Hey, follow-up question - my current version lists "S.F. Amps 9.8/3.2" but this motor you linked lists "Full Load Amps: 8.8/2.6" - Any issues here?
    ~12,500 sqft above ground, 95 sq ft Sta-Rite Posi-Clear Cartridge filter, installed by previous owner in 2010?, Proud TF100 user!

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    Re: Motor died - questions before I buy a new one...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown View Post
    Hello,
    Here's the manual: http://www.usa.speck-pumps.com/pdf/P...odel%20E71.pdf

    I think you'll need a BN36 motor.
    http://www.rakuten.com/prod/century-...iuhxoCx9jw_wcB

    Check the impeller to make sure on the size. Then the BN37 would be the next one up.
    Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "check the impeller" - what exactly am i looking for?
    ~12,500 sqft above ground, 95 sq ft Sta-Rite Posi-Clear Cartridge filter, installed by previous owner in 2010?, Proud TF100 user!

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    Re: Motor died - questions before I buy a new one...

    Owners Manual: http://www.speck-pumps.com/other/htm...E71_manual.pdf

    The shaft seal I believe is a standard 200 seal. But found it here:
    http://www.poolandspapartstoday.com/...eal-60603-200/
    http://www.amazon.com/SPECK-Pump-Mod.../dp/B006LZNKP0

    Here's another link:http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...7-Leaking-Pump

    They may have a part number on the impeller, confirm that it matches the one listed in the parts listing to be sure, but it's not required. Order the BN36 and the shaft seal, you'll be good to go. (I'd get the one from amazon, contains seals also, worth the money.)

    You should be running it in low most of the time. Saves energy.
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

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