How To Use a Tune up / GO-KIT

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If you are repairing your pool pump or pool pump motor consider purchasing a GO-KIT. Each GO-KIT contains the replacement seals and gaskets you will need to repair your pump. A typical GO-KIT like the one pictured here for a Hayward pump, contains the motor shaft seal (2 parts), the pump housing gasket, the pump lid o-ring and the diffuser gasket. We have written How To Guides that describe in detail where each of these parts are installed and how to install them. This quide points you to each of the applicable installation quides. Note: These GO-KIT are generally unique to the make and model of the pump. Order the GO-KIT specified for your pump's make and model.

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Step 1

The two parts of the motor shaft seal are identified in the picture at left. If you see water leaking out of the bottom of your motor, it is probably due to a worn shaft seal. Or if your are replacing your pool pump motor, it is also a good practice to replace this seal.

Step 2

The location of the motor shaft seal in a Hayward pool pump is shown in the cut-away model pictured here. For instructions in how to replace a motor shaft seal go to How To Replace A Motor Shaft Seal.

Step 3

The diffuser gasket is identified in the picture at left. If your are replacing your pool pump motor, it is also a good practice to replace this gasket.

Step 4

The location of the pool pump diffuser gasket in a Hayward pump is shown in the cut-away model pictured here. Note that a part of the gasket is also cut away. For instructions in how to replace a diffuser gasket go to How To Replace Pool Pump Gaskets.

Step 5

The housing gasket is identified in the picture at left. If you see water spraying out between the pool pump housing and the motor assembly you will need to replace this gasket. Or if your are replacing your motor, it is also a good practice to replace this gasket.

Step 6

The location of the housing gasket in a Hayward pool pump is shown in the picture at left. For instructions in how to replace a housing gasket go to How To Replace Pool Pump Gaskets.

Step 7

The pool pump lid O-ring is identified in the picture at left. This O-ring frequently gets worn or is stretched to the point that it does not seat properly and needs to be replaced.

Step 8

The location of the pool pump lid O-ring in a Hayward pump is shown in the picture at left. The instructions for replacing a pump lid O-ring are included in the following guide: How To Clean Out the Pump Strainer.

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Inyopools  Posted: 07/05/2014 17:23 PM  Inyo Product Specialist

GOKIT - Century and A.O Smith are motor names and they are used on most pumps. Sounds like you have a Hayward pump with a Century motor. The GOKIT has to match the model of the pump. Look for any labels on the pump that would identify the model of the pump - like Hayward Super or Hayward Power Flo. Then buy the GOKIT that is matched to that pump.


Anonymous  Posted: 07/03/2014 15:17 PM 

I purchased the go kit recommended for the replacement motor I bought. The instructions for using the kit show a different motor. How do I get the p[roper instructions for my motor? It is a BN25V1 model. I thought it was a Hayward motor but it says Century on the housing.


InyoPools  Posted: 08/15/2012 12:05 PM  Inyo Product Specialist

Jetsticks - GOKIT14 is the correct repair kit for your Jacuzzi Magnum pump. Someone else called on the same problem. When he cleaned the shaft and impeller with a cloth and applied silicon lubricant, he was able to get the parts together easily. On the other gaskets be sure to clean out the grooves and lubricate the tops of the gaskets.


Jetsticks  Posted: 08/13/2012 15:15 PM 

I purchased the GoKit for my Jacuzzi motor. However, the shaft seal that goes on the impeller does not fit. It is too tight and I don't want to force in on for fear that this will also prevent the motor shaft from turning. I'm not even sure I can force it on anyway. The kit was for a 1 HP UST 1102 Jacuzzi motor.


Bobcat  Posted: 01/02/2012 13:34 PM 

I will purchase my pool pump tune up kit