Question about Pool & Spa
Return hose to filter broke. Pump ran approx 45 minutes dry. Replaced the hose, cut pump on and it's VERY LOUD now. Still functions as it should. Help!!
Its probably ruined the internals of the pump. You will need it rebuilt or replace it. The water is what cools and lubricates the pump. Hope this helps. Chris
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is the pump leaking water? If you lost the prime or are having trouble priming then there would be an air leak somewhere on the suction side of the pump. Poor suction would interfere with the sweep. One way to ell if the pump or suction line(s) are leaking is to examine the inlet basket once the pump is primed. Any air left in there after a few minutes of operation once primed would indicate a leak in the suction/pump.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Your pump motor or impeller is seized. Disassemble the pump housing and check the impeller to see if it spins freely. If not then check for debris, if impeller appears to be free of debris, then check the shaft seal and motor. If the shaft seal is leaking water, then the motor bearing is likely rusted and will need to be replaced. There are 2 bearings, replace them both along with the shaft seal
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
SOURCE: I have a System 3
Sounds like you have a minor leak somewhere. most likely when the system is off the water is siphoning back into pool, and air is slowing seeping into system. Air can be getting in anywhere there is a joint, fitting, valve, seal, union, etc. Leaks can be broken down into two types: leaks on the suction side and leaks on the pressure side. Leaks on the pressure side are relatively easy to spot as you'll see water leaking while the system is running. Leaks on the suction side are harder to find as they **** in air which is obviously not easy to see or find. When the system is running look closely for leaks everywhere. If you find any fix them one at a time till the problem goes away. On the suction side, try wiggling and twisting things to see if you can find anything loose. Replace all union o-rings, the pump basket o-ring, leaf trap o-rings, etc., and see if problem goes away. If you have any 2 or 3-way jandy valves, try turning them while the system is running and see if any air gets in the system. If so you probably need to replace those o-rings as well. If you suspect air is leaking at a fitting somewhere, take some black electrical tape and wrap it tightly around the joint several times to fill the crack (this only works on suction side) this is a temporary repair, but works great to find and temporarily fix an air leak. I've seen people leave a repair like this for over a couple years and still work find, although I don't recommend it. If you find a leak at a pvc fitting, or a threded fitting that is not easy to fix, for example you may need to cut pipe and re-plumb several fittings and valves, there is another type of temporary repair that sometimes works very well. What you do is clean the area very well, take some RTV silicone sealant, and rub it as best you can around and into the leak, then turn on the pump for about 2-3 seconds (this sucks the glue into the crack) then rub more glue into the area as best you can. let this dry over night. If you still can't find the problem you most likely need to call a leak detection company, or get creative and start plugging and pressurizing things to find the problem.
Posted on Sep 19, 2010
SOURCE: Our pool/spa pump will cut
If the motor is very hot it could be shutting off due to a thermal safety device.
Anything that makes the motor work too hard and/or heat up will trigger this.
Blockage in the water lines
Clogged pool filter
Worn motor bearings
Lack of air flow around the motor
Weak or damaged motor windings.
A defective thermal limit switch will **** off the pump when the pump is within heat and load limits.
Posted on May 22, 2011
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