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    Weird noise/cavitation intermittently w/ pump. No problems suction or pressure side. I'm stumped.

    FYI Problem solved, details in VGreen 1.65HP Programming post Was a bad pump motor, replaced with a VGreen 1.65 variable speed. Had a couple of gotchas in the replacement but all sorted now.
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    Thanks Chris. My pool equipment room is indoors/enclosed (though of course well vented) so unless something goes seriously wrong, shouldn't need to worry about water incursion through the wire cover screw, or I've got much more serious things to worry about :-)
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    FYI, all fixed, I had 4 various issues getting it to work, some were lessons to me, but perhaps tips to others: 1) My multimeter was bad, reading high on AC. I started from scratch, AC input to the EasyTouch 4 was reading 260+ volts across the two hots, 137-ish for each hot lead. Bizarre...
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    Re the wiring, I think I might have a relay problem or such. I recall measuring 246v between L1 and L2 at the pump when I was diagnosing the 'goofy mode' problems previously, see previous thread. Seeing that now I'm getting almost no volts, I can only guess that something weird is happening at...
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    Weird noise/cavitation intermittently w/ pump. No problems suction or pressure side. I'm stumped.

    FYI I did pull and did full cleaning of the terminals. Measured 246v between L1 and L2 so it was getting 240v. Was still having the problems, so I decided to replace the motor with a Centrry VGreen 165.
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    Thanks Chris! One Q re how you do your heater - I like that idea. Do you have a chicken/egg re flow control to turn on the gas valve, or is the 1700 rpm still enough flow to allow the heater to operate? My heater (RayPak) won't fire if there isn't a sufficient flow (I assume it's an internal...
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    Sorry edited above, said IntelliFo when it's a WhisperFlo I had and replaced.
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    Merged threads - TFP Mod Just installed a new Vgreen 165 in place of a 1hp Pentair WhisperFlo that was having problems. It won’t fire up - no green power LED. Running from a Pentair EasyTouch 4 Panel. Checked wiring. When pump on, have 120v from green to L1 (black) and 120v from green to L2...
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    Thanks Jim, I understand how to do the Vgreen relay side, what I don’t understand is the programming side in the control center- ie. how to get the programs (like Spa or Spillway vs default Pool) to get a control voltage per program. I don’t want to use the aux relays as I want the variable...
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    VGreen 1.65HP Programming

    I posted yesterday Pentair Motor replacement & control Q but did a bunch of research, I need to replace the 1HP full rated 1.65 S.F. motor for my Pentair WFE-4 WhisperFlo pump. I've ordered the Century VGreen 1.65HP variable speed motor model EPM16SQ which is the almond version of the ECM16SQU...
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    ScreenLogic2 hardwired Q (want to do without wireless interface)

    Thanks, Jim. Sounds like it should do what I need, and I'll put the program on the PC for setting things up.
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    Pentair Motor replacement & control Q

    Here's the label from the current motor
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    Pentair Motor replacement & control Q

    In a previous thread I documented the strange problems I was having with my Pentair WhisperFlo, you can also see how I determined it's a motor problem. Weird noise/cavitation intermittently w/ pump. No problems suction or pressure side. I'm stumped. So it's a Pentair WhisperFlo 1hp WFE-4 pump...
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    Weird noise/cavitation intermittently w/ pump. No problems suction or pressure side. I'm stumped.

    Pic of label w model #s of pump and motor didn't upload, trying again
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    Weird noise/cavitation intermittently w/ pump. No problems suction or pressure side. I'm stumped.

    Short answer, I think I need a new motor and might just do the whole pump while I'm at it. It's 8 years old. . I'd love some advice. Any reason anyone can think of to not just order a new motor and seal kit, for half the price of a full new WhisperFlo? Looks like I'd save (~$300 for motor plus...