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    Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    I have a Pentair Whisperflow pump motor that has a bad bearing. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement bearing? Are all Whisperflow bearings the same size or are they different for different HP motors?
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    Re: Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    how about this http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&fiel...tag=mozilla-20
    I believe that they are #6203 bearing which you can get much cheaper on ebay or even on Amazon if you search on 6203 bearing and leave the word "pool" out of the search.
    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&fiel...tag=mozilla-20

    Also there a many video available on youtube showing how to replace the bearing. Search youtube on "Whisperflo bearing"
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    Re: Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    Any bearing house will have the bearing. They are a standard part used in a million different things.... not just pools. Just note whether you have any seals or shields. Around corrosive atmosphere I'd lean toward seals whether it originally had them or not.

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    Re: Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    I agree with ewkearns, most any bearing house (Motion Industries, etc.) will have them in stock. Even a lot of auto parts stores will have them. I'd also recommend seals, especially on the wet end.
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    Re: Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    If you have a Grainger nearby, they should have them too.
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    Re: Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    Thanks for the help. I found them at the local Motion Industries. What type of seals? Do you mean mechanical seals on the wet end?
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    Re: Need to Replace a Motor Bearing

    No, the bearings themselves should be a double sealed bearing. I think they have either steel seals or rubber seals. Get rubber.
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