Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sounds of a dying pool motor

One of the reasons to replace a pool motor is when the motor makes a loud noise. But not all loud sounds are of a dying motor, just the sound of water moving through the pump (usually from not enough water, check suction the valves first) can cause the pump to produce extra noise on top of the normal motor sound.
If you motor is dying, usually they will make a loud metallic sound.

Note: Most of the time, the pump will still continue to pump water while making the loud noise when running.

It is not unusual for an older motor to become loud after being soaked in water from rain. Below is a video of a dying motor, note the sound it makes then the difference between that and the new motor installed on the same pump.

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