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Thread: Waterway 1hp 2spd Pump. Loud clicking then seized

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    Waterway 1hp 2spd Pump. Loud clicking then seized

    Back washed no problems, vacuumed the pool and right at the end the pump started making a loud "CLICK" Sound

    Figured something was caught in the impeller. Shut it down, let it sit for a few. Turned it back on and it was fine. Went to turn it on this morning and it ran for 5 seconds and then started humming and it stopped moving. Im going to take it apart tonight and check the impeller assembly to see if there is anything stuck in there ( noticed the basket had some debris in it and wasnt seated all the way in on pump end )

    Pump is a little over 2 years old.... is it worth spending the money for a Hayward or another brand if I do have to buy a new one? Is waterway a good brand?
    24 ft Sharkline Matrix AG
    Waterway 1HP 2SPD Sand Filter 100lb sand capacity, using 50lb of ZeoSand
    TAYLOR K-2006 test kit.
    Installed Spring 2013
    16x16 Deck Going up Soon.

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    Re: Waterway 1hp 2spd Pump. Loud clicking then seized

    If the clicking sound is continuous, It could be the centrifugal switch which is located in the end of the motor. Sometimes a spring will come loose or something is getting in the way. Remove the end cap on the motor and inspect the switch and springs.
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    Re: Waterway 1hp 2spd Pump. Loud clicking then seized

    Going to disassemble tonight and see what the problem is. I took apart all fittings and gaskets this spring and hit them with a red grease made for conditioning pool gaskets ( yes i did get that from the pool store )... So well see how this goes. I felt some gritty stuff in the skimmer ( left over sand from when I did the liner install and got my dirty hands all over the liner ) so I figured the impeller might be locked up as well. We'll find out tonight More at 11
    24 ft Sharkline Matrix AG
    Waterway 1HP 2SPD Sand Filter 100lb sand capacity, using 50lb of ZeoSand
    TAYLOR K-2006 test kit.
    Installed Spring 2013
    16x16 Deck Going up Soon.

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    Re: Waterway 1hp 2spd Pump. Loud clicking then seized

    Fixed. Small item was inside between impeller sleeve and outer wall. took apart, cleaned and reassembled.
    24 ft Sharkline Matrix AG
    Waterway 1HP 2SPD Sand Filter 100lb sand capacity, using 50lb of ZeoSand
    TAYLOR K-2006 test kit.
    Installed Spring 2013
    16x16 Deck Going up Soon.

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