So for the past couple weeks every time my pump came on it would make a squealing noise that would go away in about 10 seconds, and resume its usual whrring noise. A couple nights ago I woke up to it making the squealing noise non stop. I was thinking the bearings had gone out so I decided to take it apart and run the motor by itself to make sure. Motor running by itself made same squealing.
So I thought about trying to replace the bearings but I dont have the tools and the motor looks old enough that it should probably just be replaced. So I went to a pool store around here and based on my current motor (B849) and my pump(Sta-rite Dura-Glas) they gave me the AO Smith Magnatek B854. I got home and was looking at the label when I noticed the service factor of the new motor is 1.10. My old motor had a service factor of 1.5. Will this be a problem? I have only owned this house/pool for a couple months so im not even sure if the B849 was the right motor either.
So how can I tell what motor will be right?