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I have a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro centrifugal pump with integral trap that was installed march 17, 2011. Yesterday, the pump began making a noise. Called pool co, they came out and said bearings were burned up and entire motor would have to be replaced. Does this sound right?? Thank you, Gina

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Yes and no, the motor might be rebuilt about $75 . you need to know how many gallons your pool is, screened in or solar heat and ask your local pool pump motor repair guy with free testing, if you have the right size pump for your pool, if so can the motor be repaired. jay

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SOURCE: tring to take the pump face off the motor

You have to remove the back cover from the motor. Next loosen the capacitor. Put a 7/16" wrench on the shaft and the pump impeller will screw off by hand.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Pump noise

sounds like it needs new bearings, take it to a pool professional.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Loud buzzing sound began on start up

It could be several things but the most likely are: Something is spinning around with the motor shaft. Unplug the motor and "blast" water through the vent holes to clear debris. Let it dry completely before returning to service. Something could be caught in the impeller. Remove the front end and check. Squeals, loud hums, heat and vibration are indications of bad bearings.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Hayward Max-Flo II pool pump and it is

The bearings have likely lost their lubrication and have failed. You may be able tot find a local electric motor repair shop to replace the bearings. It really is not a diy project. However, if you can't find a local shop to do it, most folks replace the motor.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you replace a seal on a Sta-Rite pool pump?

Replacing a shaft seal requires some good mechanical ability.
first, always make sure power is off at the breaker before you work.
You'll have to remove the band holding the wet end to the seal plate. Then remove the diffuser covering the impeller. Remove the cover on the back of the motor. You either need a 7/16 open end wrench or a armature tool to hold the motor shaft while you unthread the impeller (if the impeller has a screw in the middle, you will have to remove it by turning clockwise, left hand threads) counterclockwise. You can then pull the carbon part of the seal off of the impeller, make sure to remove all of it including the metal sleeve. You will then have to remove the seal plate and push the ceramic part out from the back. You can then clean and lube the seal plate and install the new ceramic part of the seal, try not to touch the ceramic with your hands if possible. You can then lightly lube the impeller shaft and slide the carbon part of the seal with the carbon facing toward the ceramic as you thread it on. If the seal plate had a copper heat sink, you can either replace it or use a different size seal. (I believe it's a PS-201) Re-install the seal plate, impeller (and screw if applicable) and diffuser. You should now be ready to mate the seal plate to the wet end. Make sure you fill the pump before you try starting it up, especially with a new (dry) seal.

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