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    Angry Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    Noticed a little water on the equipment pad a while back it looks to be seeping from the pump motor and today when it kicked on it began making a loud howling/growling noise. The pump is 4-5 yearsold runs about 10 hrs a day, could the bearings be shot?
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    There isn't enough here to be sure of anything, but that is very suggestive of a bad shaft seal leaking water into the bearings, causing the bearings to fail.
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    If the seal and bearings are shot can I fix it or should I just replace the pump?
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    Depends on your DIY skills and comfort level. Seal is pretty easy. Bearings are a little more involved, but still very doable. You're probably looking at $40-50 total for parts.
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    Ok thank you. Is there a preferred TFP vendor for parts?
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    So after watching a few videos, I'm certain I have a bad bearing and shaft seal, So I ordered this pump rebuild kit. http://http://wetheadpumprepair.com/...ld-kit-001202/

    If I can get some warm weather to pull the pump we will see if it fixes it.
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    Quote Originally Posted by ROB N View Post
    Ok thank you. Is there a preferred TFP vendor for parts?
    Not really. Best bet is to get a part number and Google it. I got lucky with bearings from Grainger.
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski View Post
    Not really. Best bet is to get a part number and Google it. I got lucky with bearings from Grainger.
    What is the Part or CAT number of your current motor and I can probably ell you the bearing size you need. A picture of the motor label would be preferrable

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    Here ya go.
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    Well, I got a little warm I'll be it rainy weather and pulled the pump. With the videos at wethead pump repair and the parts kit, I tore down the pump and installed new bearings and shaft seal. Replaced and primed pump and my pump runs like new again, For less than 50$. Hope this helps anyone and thanks for the helpful advice
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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

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    Re: Hayward 1hp seeping water and making loud noise

    I forgot to add, if your front bearing is shot due to a bad shaft seal and you have to do this rebuild, go ahead and order a watersling also, because the heat from the bearing has probably melted and deterioriated the watersling. I found this out the hard way and being in a time pinch made one out of a piece of rubber 18wheeler tube I cut to match the bearing.
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