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My above ground pool pump (Hayward Pool Model SP1520) stops after running for about 14 to 20 seconds. It will restart right away but stops again

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There is a number of things that could be causing the problem. The most likely thing is that a bearing on the motor is going out. The other possibility is that there's a foreign object stuck in the impeller. The best thing to do would be to DISCONNECT THE POWER and then remove one of the pipes connected to the pump. See if the impeller (the wheel with vanes on it) turns freely. If it doesn't turn freely and there's no foreign objects, then it's a bearing going bad. You should turn the pump off because it could damage itself further. Depending on your mechanical skill or availability of a local motor shop, it might be cheaper to get a new motor or whole new pump than it would be to repair it.

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SOURCE: My husband changed the sand in our Hayward Sand

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He broke the lateral assembly in the process and it will need to be replaced. You'll need to know the model number of the filter to get one. Then remove the sand, replace the assembly, fill the tank ~1/2 way with water, slowly add the sand back into the tank and replace the valve.

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If the capacitor was grounded for more than just an accidental touch, it could possibly short the start windings.

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SOURCE: I have an AO Smith SQ1102 pool motor that stopped

no. it sounds like its too late for your motor , no need for a pool pump motor repair kit ,there is one on ebay . but it sounds like your motor is toast if it blowing the breaker... hey i could be wrong . look for a shop that has free pool pump motor testing .use your zip code in your search..
as far as using the bearings off them threw bolt motors. do what ya got to do, but you might find that the front bearing is a bigger bearing .. i charge 85.00 to rebuild a 2.. but you must catch them befor its too late 2hp new = big $$$
best of luck .. and if'n i was any help ? push on them thumbs up to vote ... thanks jay..oh PRIME THAT PUMP !

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