Jandy pump making squeaking sound at start up and shutdown

Titan7

LifeTime Supporter
May 9, 2015
663
Fullerton, CA
This has been going on for a few months, right at start up and shutdown I get this squeaking sound for about 2-3 seconds. Jandy is telling me it’s normal, I asked okay, then why did it not do this for the first 2years?

Any thoughts?
 

SDor

Well-known member
Jun 14, 2018
64
Chicagoland
I have 2 jandy pumps (well, one is a polaris, but both jandy and polaris are owned by zodiac), and they both squeak a little at start and stop, and have done this since new. They're both about 2 years old now. I assumed it was normal, and think I read somewhere on line that it was as well.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
17,339
I think that it's the seal as the graphite part rubs on the ceramic. I'm not sure why some seals do it. Maybe it's the specific composition of the graphite part.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
17,339
I think that it's probably the seal. It might be the impeller rubbing but I think that it's most likely to be the seal.

It might go away. You could replace the seal but it's probably not worthwhile unless the pump is leaking.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
17,339
I suspect that it's the shaft seal. I don't know why it would squeak.

It might be the impeller rubbing if something doesn't fit right.

Maybe the bearings or fan, but, if the motor is new, that seems unlikely.

It might be worthwhile opening it up to check everything and replace the seal.

There's a hole in the back cover where you can insert an allen wrench and spin the shaft slowly to see if it's hard to turn.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
17,339
They can squeak like that. It might not be anything wrong. It might go away.

Try spinning the shaft to see how it feels.
 

SDor

Well-known member
Jun 14, 2018
64
Chicagoland
After watching the video, that's much worse than mine. My squeal is definitely less than a second in duration. I'd say that's probably not normal, but you already seem to be going down that track. Good luck.