Question about AO Smith A O Smith Motors Century 1hp 115v Thru - Bolt Lomart Motor - Bv90
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As a rule, when we get those pumps in for repair and the bolts are breaking you notice the motor shaft is severely corroded as well. Often times that will make the unit unrepairable as the new seal won't hold up on a damaged motor shaft. If that is your case you will want to at least consider a new motor and seal for the pump.
If you can remove the bolts with or without breaking you can precede to attempt the repair. Bear in mind you will need to get the busted tips out of the pump housing in order to install the new bolts. That is not an easy task as you are working with a small brass bushing in a thin plastic leg. The removal easily damaged the pump housing. Try to work the bolts back and forth to free the tips. You will then need to get the broken tips out. If all goes well and the shaft is not too bad you should be ok. Anything goes wrong, replace the motor and seal and you'll still save some $$$ compared to a whole new pump.
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