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    good to replace pumps with Motors?

    I have concluded that I need to replace my Motor and I'm wondering if I should replace the pool pump as well. Pump is a 1HP Whisperflo (WF-24). I don't know how old these parts are. I can't make sense of what's left of the tags/stickers and serial numbers. I can post pictures if needed.

    I will be purchasing a 1HP 2green motor from Century as that was recommended on some other threads I found.

    My question is that when a Motor goes out, is there any parallels that would say the Pump is going to fail soon as well? Since I'm going to be "under the hood" that's why I want to fix everything pro-actively if I can.

    thanks all!
    Alex
    Motor - 1HP centurion (B852 built in 2007)
    Pump - 1HP Whisperflo WF-24
    Filter - 120 gpm, 60 square foot Hayward DE
    Booster Pump - Centurion 3/4HP
    Cleaner - Polaris 360 Vacuum

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    Re: good to replace pumps with Motors?

    The pump will last a LONG time, there is not much to go wrong. You can go ahead and replace all the seals (you need at least the shaft seal) that are found in "go kits".

    However, I would HIGHLY suggest you upgrade to a 2-speed version of your existing motor as it will save you a lot of $ on electricity.
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    Re: good to replace pumps with Motors?

    Jblizzle,
    thank you for the reply. That's what I was thinking because of the general simplicity of the pump itself but wanted to conrfirm with the experts. And yes I will be switching to a 2 speed pump.

    I Did just find out that the motor was built in 2007.
    Motor - 1HP centurion (B852 built in 2007)
    Pump - 1HP Whisperflo WF-24
    Filter - 120 gpm, 60 square foot Hayward DE
    Booster Pump - Centurion 3/4HP
    Cleaner - Polaris 360 Vacuum

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    Re: good to replace pumps with Motors?

    8 years is a pretty good life ... we would hope they would last longer, but nothing does any more.
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