Bearing noise and leaking

Jesusfreak

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Jun 5, 2019
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Denham Springs, LA
Pentair 1.5hp. I have some mechanical skills. Never worked on a pump before, but have changed a few timing belts in my Miata. Do you think I can repair this? Where should I search for parts? Thank you
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Post pics of your pump and motor showing the data plates on it.
 

zea3

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Here is a video that covers Whisperflow pump repair. You can review it and see if you are comfortable attempting this repair.
pt 2
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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You can replace the motor and seals or maybe consider going to a Superflo VS pump. With the unions, it should be an easy switch.

 

JamesW

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Pentair 340039 SuperFlo High Performance Single Speed Pool Pump, 1½ Horsepower, 115/230 Volt, 1 Phase.
 

Jesusfreak

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Jun 5, 2019
72
Denham Springs, LA
Thank you for the videos. I’m at the point of trying to remove the front bearing. Found this inside of pump housing where the windings are.
 

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JamesW

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I would go with a new motor or just go with a new variable speed pump.

The pump is oversized. So, you can go to a smaller motor and impeller, a two speed motor, a variable speed motor or a new variable speed pump.

How old is the pump?

There should be a sticker on the front of the pump with a date. What is the date?
 
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Jesusfreak

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Jun 5, 2019
72
Denham Springs, LA
Just an FYI, I will be selling my home soon. I don’t mind putting quality parts in it, but where is the other parts to the seal kit? Will the previous mentioned kit fit/work? Thank you
 

mknauss

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Regardless if you have a pump or not, you need to maintain your FC based on the FC/CYA Chart and move the water around with a brush or sump pump to mix the chemicals in.

Sounds like you will need to follow the SLAM Process when you get your pump repaired.
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Pour 5ppm of liquid chlorine into your pool daily and mix the water with your pool brush until you pump running.

Then follow the SLAM Process
 
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Jesusfreak

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Jun 5, 2019
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Denham Springs, LA
Turns out I ordered the wrong parts. I have a Superflo pump, not Whisperflo. I picked up a seal locally, but now I can’t get the L/H thread impeller bolt threaded. I left it at the pool store this evening.
 

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