New pump/motor setup recommendations?

jake556

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Hello so it looks like I may need another motor/pump setup in my future. My current motor/pump starts fine and runs fine current is within range. Changed the run capacitor as well. The issue is while its running if you stop it and try to restart it humms and pulls high amps and never takes off. Rotates by hand fairly easily as well. After you let it cool down it works fine. I took it all apart and cleaned it out. Couldn’t find an issue so I assume one of these times it will wipe the motor.

Was wondering is it better to get just a new motor if the pump is fine? Or change the whole thing as a unit? Would prefer to match up the pump piping so its as easy as spinning a union and sliding the new one in.

What pump/motor setup does everyone recommend? My pool is 12,000 gallons.

I was looking at a VFD drive Hayward. Currently have a 2ez two speed motor
 

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ajw22

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Hayward TriStar Vs pump should drop into place.

I would not put any money into an EcoStar pump.
 
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mknauss

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Currently have a 2ez two speed motor
The pump wet end label you show is a EcoStar VS pump. Why do you think you have a 2 speed motor?
 

ajw22

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The pump wet end label you show is a EcoStar VS pump. Why do you think you have a 2 speed motor?

Probably replaced with a 2 speed motor when the Ecostar drive failed, as they all eventually do.
 
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jake556

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Here are a few more pictures, Im not sure what the previous owner did lol, I inherited it.
 

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jake556

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Nov 13, 2020
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AZ
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12000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Hayward TriStar Vs pump should drop into place.

I would not put any money into an EcoStar pump.
Do you happen to have a link to one you might recommend? I have 240/120 available for power as well.
 

ajw22

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Do you happen to have a link to one you might recommend? I have 240/120 available for power as well.


 
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