On my max e pro i have white power coming from front area of the motor near the seal plate area. What would caus this. The pump is making a high pitch noise as well.
Your shaft seal has gone bad and water is leaking past the seal, down the motor shaft, and getting into the bearings. The bearings on the motor have started failing and that is causing the squeal. The white powder is calcium buildup. This is caused over time as the water leaks and evaporates, it leaves calcium and any other impurities in the water behind. Had you caught it earlier you could have replaced the shaft seal and saved the motor. At this point you'll need to either replace the motor or have it rebuilt. It may continue to run like that for months, or may go out tomorrow. If your going to rebuild the motor you should do it now before it gets worse. If your gunna replace it, then you can run it as long as the noise doesn't bother the neighbors and the motor doesn't get too hot. Plastic parts inside the motor can actually melt and catch fire. Rebuilt motor will cost ya about 1/2 to 2/3 cost of new motor.
Sep 20, 2010 |
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