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Sq1102 hot to touch, how hot should it be? I cannot hold my hand on it.

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On to be so hot you can barely put your hand to it. The motor likely has a thermal shut off device on it. If you see "thermally protected" on the motor nameplate, you are safe. If the motor starts to run louder, you will want to replace the bearings and probably the pump seal to avoid a complete failure down the road.

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