Top 20 Hayward 2HP Pool Pump Motor A O Smith Electric Pool Motor for 56J Frame Questions & Answers

replacing bearings can be tricky, but if you are willing to try most of these motors use 6203 2rs c3 bearings all for the back bearing, the front could be 3 different sizes. after removing them bring the rotor to your local pool pump motor repair shop, and have them remove and replace. about $20.

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Program again the timer. Timer disproggramed.
There is a lot of kind of timers.try to tell me what kind of timer you have.see config of the timer.

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if you have indications of a motor problem, you shouldnt need to disconnect it to diagnose. if your pump is higher than the level of the pool, there should be unions both at the front and top so that it will disconnect from the system quickly and water loss is minimal. if your pump is below the level of the pool, there should be valves to stop water flow as well as the unions to remove it from the system. plan B is to describe what you hear\see and let a pro point you in the right direction.

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746w = 1 HP so ~560W or 0.56kW

That's the simple answer...the 'real' answer involves motor efficiency / power factor and what load your pump actually presents to the motor. In the end, it will be somewhere around $0.1 an hour or ~$2.40 if ran all day.

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ground wire should go to the green screw on the frame of the motor then it is grounded

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if filter pump breaker is on if 220 volt make sure both are on if thats ok you need to check the wiring going to the relay if ok you have a bad relay you need anew filter pump relay for the control box they go out ocassionally

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try turning the shaft on the back of motor then turn on if this doesnt work you need a new one

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Are you sure? Single phase pool motors are not reversible (unless something weird happened that I can't explain). Three phase motors are reversible, but very rare in residential wiring.

Looking directly at the end of the motor shaft (where the impeller goes) it should spin counter- clockwise. Both of the power wires can be attached to either terminal; there is no "polarity".

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Wire that is between your power source and the pump, needs to be broken/spliced in, with a switch.

If this is a 240 wired motor/pump then Both "hot" wires need to be broken by the switch. If 120, then it is possible to just break the one hot wire. That will be the (Normally) black wire. But be very careful in this as Electricity is "Color Blind"! It does not care what the wire color is. Checking with a meter is always wise & when working with electricity wires, ensure power breaker shut off switches are in the "Off" position.

I posted the two different types of switches you can get at a hardware store.

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The motor is made by A.O. Smith in Tippton, OH. You can try calling them, and with any luck you may get a kind soul that can get you a splsh sheild. It is probably not a part you can purchase from a distributor, but that is an option you can also pursue. Good luck.

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WHEN this motor catches on fire it will destroy the rest of your pump and probably take out your filter also. Maybe your house while it's at it.. Replace the motor. You are literally playing with fire.

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what kind of noise is it making? is there water in the pump?

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replace your bearings..they are the source of your noise

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If there is a reset it will be locater near the power inputs, could be beneath a cover. Try looking here:

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If pumps don't prime there is a reason:
Enough water in the pool or spa?
Is the o-ring on the lid at the pump pot?
Is the lid tight enough?
Does the pump need to "Pull" water to the pump from the body of water for a great distance or height? If so, then you need to be diligent in getting the water to the pump.
Or the Pump Shaft Seal is worn.

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could have a bad run capacitor or a start capacitor . search your area for your local pool pump motor repair guy with free testing, 9 years old that motor needs to be rebuilt.. i charge 85.00 to rebuild a 2hpincludes a free shaft seal.. remember to prime the pump with water after a repair !! best of luck .. oh breakers become week after amount of time time .. and ask the repair guy if this is the right size pump for you pool.. 9 out of 10 times its way too big !.. jay longwood florida

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I am not familiar with that model.

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You need to replace the gasket inside the valve to stop the leak. The gasket kit is pretty cheap and not too hard to replace. It should be a "go kit 10" or gkit10. You should be able to call any local pool store to get the part you need without any trouble. The kit includes other gaskets parts to ensure as you replace the key gasket you change the rest while you are at it. You may be able to just purchase the key gasket but for the money difference, the kit is the way to go.

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