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Thread: Jandy Stealth high pitch noise when starting up.

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    Jandy Stealth high pitch noise when starting up.

    I have an 8 year old Jandy Stealth pump with an AO Smith Motor. When it starts up in the morning it makes a loud high pitched noise most days. This started about 2 weeks ago. If I shut it down and clean out the pump basket sometimes the noise will stop. Seems like it might be a bearing, but maybe could also have something to do with the impeller. I'm pretty handy, but this is not my area of expertise. Any help you can provide diagnosing the issue would be great. It doesn't look like replacement is too tough if I know what I should be replacing. Thanks very much! John

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    Re: Jandy Stealth high pitch noise when starting up.

    Get a Pentair VS pump and get a rebate.


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    Re: Jandy Stealth high pitch noise when starting up.

    Probably bad bearings. You can rebuild the motor by replacing the bearings pretty cheaply. Since you will have to disassemble the wet end to do it, you probably should replace the seal and pump body o-ring gasket while you have it apart. There are some diy videos on the web if you are mechanically inclined.
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    Re: Jandy Stealth high pitch noise when starting up.

    Thanks for the tip. That's what I'll do. I've watched a couple videos on UTube and doesn't look tough at all.

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    Re: Jandy Stealth high pitch noise when starting up.

    In the middle of rebuild. Other than a nasty stuck corroded screw on the bell housing of the motor pretty straight forward. BUT. On the 2HP CENTURY/AOSMITH motor (part 193994) I broke a plastic piece while dealing with that nasty screw. Its a the piece attached to the back of the front bell I can't find anyplace that could sell me this piece. Somebody please help. Where can I source this? Can't imagine buying a new motor just because of this piece of flimsy plastic!


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