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    Noisy motor

    Started up pool here in ATL. Motor very noisy after the winter break. Been running a week, no change. New to the pool and told it was replaced 3 yrs ago. Repair / replace? If replace, what are the best options for a 1HP. It is fairly close to the neighbors, so need something quiet.

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    Re: Noisy motor

    Welcome to the forums. If you're mechanically inclined, you may change out the bearnings. Check youtube, pool motor bearing replacement. It's an easy job overall. If you want to swap out the motor, go with a 2-speed. Running on low speed you'll save money.
    Do you have water features? You don't have to change out the whole pump, just the motor.
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    Re: Noisy motor

    A capacitor on the way out will make a lot of noise too.
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    Re: Noisy motor

    Not sure I understand how a dying capacitor will make noise.

    Anyway, I would go with a new 2 speed motor. It will save you mucho cash.
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    Re: Noisy motor

    I don't understand either, but mine did that yesterday.
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    Re: Noisy motor

    No water features, and yes, I capable of a bearing swap. But thinking to just do the motor swap to a 2 speed....How do they work/set up? Just a swap out?

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    Re: Noisy motor

    Pretty much. You'll need a new shaft seal, maybe a seal kit, and a switch to switch from low to high.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Re: Noisy motor

    Thanks. I have an Aqua Logic AQL PS8 system controller. Looks like it has 2 speed control built in. So what would be the runtime profile in low speed? How to figure out the schedule?

    Ps. Any brand recommendations for good quality?

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