Pump and heater fan all in one week

tpm

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Sep 6, 2008
129
Hello all
I just had to order a new Hayward pump (SP2610X15). Had the old one rebuilt 2 years ago and it went again. I believe the problem was a constant drip from the multiport which I determined to be cracked (from day 1) Replaced the multiport apparently too late before it caused damage to the rebuilt pump motor. Luckily I have my pump coming today from Amazon overnight shipping. I have a salt system

Additionally My Aquacomfort Heat pump (AC-1500) is making a lot of squeal which I think is coming from the fan motor. I have read where I might be able to oil it is that true? and if so how do I go about removing it from the heater unit. I'm hoping this may buy me some time. Was installed July 2008

Thanks all
 

techguy

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Jul 21, 2010
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Antelope, CA
You could that the blower motor to the same shop that rebuild the pump motor. It could as simple as a bearing.

It may have an oil port on the top of the motor that you can fill using a "zoom spout" This is a long flexible straw attached to a bottle of thin oil. Many better hardware store and every motor shop will know what it is.

Here is a link to one at HomeDepot.

This is the oil cover on a AC fan motor, they can be plastic or metal. Some have OIL stamped near them, Heater motors are not much different and can frequently be treated the same.


 

tpm

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Sep 6, 2008
129
Ok Thank you for the response. I will look for the oil fill. If it doesn't have one ill try to figure out how to get the motor out
 

tpm

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Sep 6, 2008
129
I have a quick question for you guys and gals. I just replaced my pump and I put Teflon tape on the top fitting that goes into the pump (Hayward Part # SP1486). still has a little drip. Question I have is can I put too much tape on the threads and risk cracking the housing or fitting?. I tried 2 times already :(
 

techguy

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Jul 21, 2010
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Antelope, CA
I have heard that for larger fittings (like this 1.5 inch threaded fitting) that a sealant is preferred to Teflon tape. They have PVC sealant that you brush onto the fitting as opposed to the tape. I have head that the tape can actually create pathway for the water to leak.