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    Noisy motor

    I have a 1 HP Challenger PAC-FAB motor. It came with the house; so it likely at least ten years old. There is a timer for the unit, but it didn't have any of the pegs to set for on and off; so I have always run it constantly during the swim season (we've been here for about eight years). I just noticed yesterday that it sounded much louder than usual. I read that this could be the capacitor gone bad, but are there other things I should look at first?

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    Al
    My Pool: IG 31k Gallon vinyl liner (41'x16' w/ 12'x16' "L" leg; avg depth 6' in main area, 3' in leg), Pentair IC40 SWG, Polaris 380 Cleaner, Pool-o-matic auto filler, TF-100 Test Kit w/ Taylor K1766 Salt Test, Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Pentair SuperFlo VS (#342001) variable speed pump, Rheem/ Raypak 266A.

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    Re: Noisy motor

    In looking at the instruction booklet that came with my pump, it seems to be made by Purex Triton. I can't tell whether it is a "High Head" or a "High Flow" model. the instruction/installation booklet seems to be for both and I don't see any distinguishing markings on the pump itself.

    Thanks--

    Al
    My Pool: IG 31k Gallon vinyl liner (41'x16' w/ 12'x16' "L" leg; avg depth 6' in main area, 3' in leg), Pentair IC40 SWG, Polaris 380 Cleaner, Pool-o-matic auto filler, TF-100 Test Kit w/ Taylor K1766 Salt Test, Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Pentair SuperFlo VS (#342001) variable speed pump, Rheem/ Raypak 266A.

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    Re: Noisy motor

    Hello,
    You can pick up the timer pegs for a few buck online. You just need the model of the timer.
    The pump motor can be replaced for less than a new pump. You might want to look at a 2-speed replacement motor.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Yz9k6bmLk

    I think you'll need a B2982 square flange motor to replace the current motor.
    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...rds=scoring:tp

    or

    http://www.americanbestpoolsupply.co...mer-129176.htm

    don't forget to replace the shaft seal also.
    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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