A.O. Smith 1.5 HP Square Flange 56Y Dual Speed Full Rate Motor - B2983

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Part # B983

By Century Motors

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Part # B983

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Code B2983

Dimensions 6.5" L x 14" W x 9" D

Alternate Part #'s 12073, 12201, 165984, 177068, 177115, 177121, 177145, 177177, 177456, 190154, 193990, 196444, 1D182, 35-5377, 5KCR49SN2095X, 5U139, 7-177068-07, 7-K56AA14A04-05, 8-177068-07, 8-177145-04, 8-177145-05, 8-177456-03, 8-190154-01, B2983, B962, B983, C1312, EB983, K48M2P105A1, R63CXDPY-233, SQH15FL2, SQS1152R

Product Description

E-PLUS SQUARE FLANGE 56Y FRAME 2 SPEED CATALOG # B2983 ..... HORSEPOWER LABEL HORSEPOWER: 1.5-.19 SERVICE FACTOR: 1.47 ..... ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE: 230 VOLTS SINGLE PHASE AMP DRAW: 10.0/1.6 AT 230 VOLTS ..... SHIPPING WEIGHT: 36.94 LBS

NOTE THIS MOTOR IS SHIPPED LESS HI-LO SWITCH. YOU MAY PURCHASE THE HI-LO SWITCH SEPARATELY BY ORDERING PART # 2512558-001.

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Product Specifications

Motor Name:
1.5 HP B983 & B2983 Replacement Pool Motor
HP:
1.5/ .19 HP
Speed:
Dual
RPM:
3450/1725 RPM
Volts:
230 V
Amps:
10.0/1.6 amp
Service Factor:
1.47
Total HP:
2.21 HP
Frame:
56Y
Stock #:
B983 or B2983
Shaft:
Threaded
Overload Protector:
Auto
Dimension Letter:
C
Dimensions:
13.9 in.
Commonly Used On:
Pentair WhisperFlo
Flange:
Square
Timer:
No Timer
Notes:
California Title 20 Compliant
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?     Asked on 9/4/2019 by Christopher Patterson

I have a b2983 dual speed motor. Two questions. 1. What are the available options for replacement run capacitors (the one in the doghouse). 2. Is there any additional wiring needed to run the toggle switch?
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A  Answered on 9/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Christopher. The Run Capacitor, Dual, 25 + 10 MFD / 370 VAC - 195662-25 is the correct replacement capacitor for the B2983 motor. No additional wiring is required to use the Toggle Switch - 2512558-001
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  • Commented on 9/4/2019 by Product Owner

    Thanks. That is the capacitor I have in order. I was just hoping there was another one that would work since it’s a 3 week delay in getting the part. Good to know about the toggle
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?     Asked on 7/23/2019 by Scott S

I have a Jandy FloPro Model FHPM2.0-2 pump. The motor would click, but not start. I turned the pump off to begin troubleshooting. Before I could test the starting capacitor, the motor emitted light smoke when trying to start. I plan on replacing the motor. Is this motor the correct one for my pump. Also, do I need any additional parts? Thank you.

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A  Answered on 7/23/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, this is the correct replacement motor for your model and the replacement seals and gaskets most commonly replaced are the keys 5, and 14 on the parts diagram when clicking here
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?     Asked on 6/30/2019 by Mark Shealy

I had a Magnetek Century 2 spd pool/spa Pump CatB985 Part 8-177070-07 Type CXPM. I have used several other pumps over the years but none have lasted. What is a good 2 spd 1.5HP pump for my inground pool 30,000 gallon pool
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A  Answered on 7/23/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This B2983 replacement motor is a good dual speed replacement motor for your application.
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?     Asked on 5/23/2019 by Chris

I currently have a Hayward Tristar Variable speed 1.5 (sp3210z2me) wanted to know if I could upgrade that motor? Or if it was even possible my my setup
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A  Answered on 5/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chris. The SP3210Z2MER motor model you have is a dual speed, which can be converted to a variable speed using the ECM16SQU
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?     Asked on 4/19/2019 by Replacement/Upgrade

I have an AO Smith B858 that's decade(s) old - can I swap it out with this motor to upgrade to a dual speed model? Is there a variable speed option? Thank you!

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A  Answered on 4/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, you can with this B2983 motor which will require a Toggle Switch - 2512558-001 or an external controller. The V-Green - ECM27SQU is the variable speed replacement option for the B848 motor you have.
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  • Commented on 4/19/2019 by Product Owner

    Thank you for the speedy answer! Will I need anything additional if I go with the variable speed model you linked?
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    • Commented on 4/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Yes, you will need to replace the pump seals. Please provide the pump housing model. 
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      • Commented on 4/23/2019 by Product Owner

        Hey Lennox, There aren’t any labels on the pump or filter basket. If I wanted to replace that as well, what would work with the variable speed motor?
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        • Commented on 4/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

          Send me a picture of the pump housing so that I can make some recommendation. 
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          • Commented on 4/26/2019 by Product Owner

            Here you go! Thanks again for your help
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            • Commented on 4/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

              You will need the Sta-Rite Dura-Glas Tune Up Kit - GOKIT54
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?     Asked on 2/2/2019 by Diva

I currently have a century motor O-193989-05 will this replace it? 1.5hp 2 speed
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A  Answered on 2/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Actually, the replacement motor is the model B2982
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?     Asked on 10/17/2018 by Thomas Kent

I have a question about the differences between the B983 and the B2983 - other than price. I have a 7-193990-07 2hp up rated to 2.20HP
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A  Answered on 10/17/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The B983 and B2983 are the same motors just alternate catalog numbers. Your motor model does cross reference as this model motor as a replacement. If you decide to use a single speed then you can use the model B855
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?     Asked on 9/11/2018 by Brian

I currently have this pump and need to replace it. Mine has the digital control mounted to it, is that easy to put on this same motor?
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A  Answered on 9/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Brian. Unfortunately, you're unable to remove the Digital Controller from the B2983T Motor and mount it to this motor. Your only options are to purchase the Toggle Switch and Canopy Kit - 2512558-001 or the Dual Speed Pump Timer - T106R.
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?     Asked on 8/16/2018 by Robert

Part # 7-k56aa14a04-05 ao smith 2 speed pump. I have 2 timers one for low speed and one for high speed. Do I need the switch or will this just hook the same as the old one?
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A  Answered on 8/20/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Robert. This replacement option will be wired the same way. 
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?     Asked on 6/6/2018 by

Is there a round flange version of this pump that only draws 1.6 amps on low speed? I want one for my super pump. Thanks, Evan
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A  Answered on 6/6/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

We, unfortunately, do not  a model motor that will match those specifications. 
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?     Asked on 10/19/2017 by Greg Dickinson

I have a Whisperflo Model WFE-6 pump, Century Centurion Part 7-177451-03 motor (60Hz, 3450 RPM, 208-230 V, 9.6-8.8 amps, Y56Y Frame). Are there issues with installing a two speed motor on a pump originally designed for a single speed motor? I anticipate doing general circulation at low speed and using high speed for our inground spa that overflows into the pool. I have a remote panel used to control the pump and heater. Can I use the panel to control the two speeds w/o the toggle switch? Thanks
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A  Answered on 10/19/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Greg. A dual speed or single speed motor will mount to the same pump housing with no issues. If your controller can support a dual speed motor then it will control the motor, if not you will have to use the Canopy Toggle Switch - 2512558-001
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?     Asked on 6/24/2017 by Ben Bernard

Century B2983 motor Do you have the wiring diagram for the capacitor connections?
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A  Answered on 6/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Ben, The Century Pool and Spa Manual has the wiring diagram for the motors based on the motor type. 
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?     Asked on 6/12/2017 by Martin

I am looking to replace my current century Centurion BW3-7 1hp in ground pool pump. will this dual speed be sufficient?
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A  Answered on 6/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Martin. This motor can be used as a replacement for a 1 hp single speed motor as long as the frame size is correct. This motor does not include a toggle switch 2512558-001, it's available separately.
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?     Asked on 6/9/2017 by David

I bought a dual speed 1.5 hp B2983, B983 and was told in a Q&A that there was A SWITCH to change from hi to low speed i am unable to find the switch on the motor I received. How do you change from hi to low without changing the wiring.
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A  Answered on 6/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. Unfortunately, the Toggle Switch and Canopy Kit - 2512558-001 is not included with the motor, it is sold separately.
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?     Asked on 5/2/2017 by Roland Watson

I have a Century B983 dual speed pool pump. Can the motor be replaced with a compatible variant speed pump motor?
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A  Answered on 5/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes the ECM27SQU 2.7 HP Variable Speed Motor would be the motor you require. To take advantage of the higher HP range of this 2.7 HP motor you may want to swap out your impeller to a larger impeller.
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?     Asked on 4/5/2017 by Michael Van Steinburg

I am looking for a replacement pump motor for a built-in hot tub. The old pump is a Pentair WhisperFlo #PMP WFE-6 20/-230 Volt 1.5 HP, Built in 2010, Century Centurion Cat. # B2858, FR Y56Y, SF 1.50, Type CX, 10.5 Amps, 3450 RPM. I also need the seal and tune-up kit for the replacement. And a replacement Timer for the unit. Can you help me find these parts?
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A  Answered on 4/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The replacement motor is part number B858 and the seal kit is GOKIT32.
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?     Asked on 3/6/2017 by JPKendall

My Motor is a Century Pool & Spa Motor, Dual Speed Power Saver, Smart Max Starpump Part #: 7-K56AA23A04-05 Model # SP3210Z2ME Serial # 066113M FR Y56Y Type CXCP RPM: 3450/1725 Volts: 208/230 HP: 1.5hp/.19 SF: 1.23 Time: Cont AMPS: 8.5/1.5 Do you have a motor that is a direct replacement for this motor and if you do, what would be the complete cost shipped to Gulf Shores, Alabama. Thanks John P Kendall
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A  Answered on 3/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The Hayward 1-1/2hp Maxrate 2-speed Motor - SPX3210Z2MER is the direct replacement for the pump you have according to the info provided.
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?     Asked on 1/31/2017 by vnpfisher

My current pump is a square flange 48y frame ao smith pump. Can this pump replace my old one? I want to go from single speed to dual speed.
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A  Answered on 1/31/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, A 56Y frame motor can be used to replace a 48Y frame motor. To ensure that we get you the correct dual speed replacement, please provide your pump or motor model number or photos.
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?     Asked on 12/22/2016 by Geo

Q: Hi, I have a Pentair WhisperFlo pump WFEDS-6 with century two speed motor w/ plate: PART: 8-177456-03 TYPE: CXPM FR: Y56Y HZ: 60 RPM 3450/1725 AMPS: 10.0/3.5 TIME: CONT ENCL: DP FORM: KJM CODE K 1081 POOL PUMP DUTY MOUNT 071320 Is this the right motor for replacement? Can I also purchase the maintenance parts here? Thank you very much in advance. A: That would be the correct replacement... Q: I have replied your email with pictures see if you can get that. Thank you.
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A  Answered on 12/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Geo, the B983 is the correct replacement for the Whisperflo, if you need further maintenance parts you can look at parts breakdown of the Wishperflo.  I would highly recommend a pump seal kit when replacing your motor.
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?     Asked on 12/20/2016 by Geo

Hi, I have century two motor w/ plate: PART: 8-177456-03 TYPE: CXPM FR: Y56Y HZ: 60 RPM 3450/1725 AMPS: 10.0/3.5 TIME: CONT ENCL: DP FORM: KJM CODE K 1081 POOL PUMP DUTY MOUNT 071320 Is this the right motor for replacement? Can I also purchase the maintenance parts here? Thank you very much in advance.
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A  Answered on 12/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

That would be the correct replacement motor but to determine the correct shaft seal you need for the motor replacement I need to know the model of your pump. If you are not aware, please attach a picture of your complete pump so I can identify it for you.
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?     Asked on 12/1/2016 by Harley

I have a 1.5 hp Sta-Rite Duraglas H/L spa pump that a motor repair specialist deemed to old to rebuild. I think the H/L stands for high/low as it is a two speed. This is an AO Smith motor with what I believe is a model number P2R-A5YF 125. Is the one listed the pump I need to replace my old one? Will the impeller, difuser etc. attach to it? Thanks for your help, hope to place an order with you if I can match a replacement.
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A  Answered on 12/2/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good morning Harley, If the hp on your pump is the original 1.5hp you will need a A.O. Smith 1 1/2 H.P Square Flange Up Rate Motor - USQ1152 You will also need to replace the shaft seal and possibly the o-rings (seal plate and diffuser). You can get all of those in a Tune Up Kit Sta Rite Dura Glas & Max E Glas Pump 1998 To Present - GOKIT54
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?     Asked on 6/18/2016 by Charles

I have a single speed motor B2842 could I replace that one with this B2983 dual speed motor?
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A  Answered on 6/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Yes that dual speed motor could replace your current motor.
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?     Asked on 3/26/2015 by dan

Motor details for B983 show amps= 10/3.5 and further down the page show amps=10/1.6? Typo or ?
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A  Answered on 3/26/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Dan - The amps are 10.0/1.6.
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?     Asked on 9/26/2014 by Guest

What is the approximate energy/cost savings between a one and two speed motor?
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A  Answered on 9/26/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Having a 2-speed pump should cut your energy consumption in half.
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?     Asked on 2/16/2012 by Guest

I just finished replacing the shaft seal on my booster pump. As soon as I turned the pump on water was leaking from the shaft seal. Is it defective or am I doing something wrong?
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A  Answered on 2/16/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Depending on the model, the installation of a booster pump shaft seal can be slightly different than a pool pump shaft seal. Some booster pump and pool pump shaft seals require that a silicone sealant be used on the outer areas of the metal seat of the shaft seal. The seal will need to be lightly hammered into the body of the pump. You can use a 1 inch PVC coupling or a piece of 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe and a rubber mallet. This procedure will apply to any pool pump or booster pump using a >PS-1000 style shaft seal.
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?     Asked on 1/19/2012 by Guest

I'm trying to replace the motor on my pool pump but all these numbers and abbreviations on the motor label are really confusing me. What do they mean?
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A  Answered on 1/19/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Replacing a pool pump motor is not as difficult as it seems. You can try looking here. If you need help figuring out what the information on your label means. If you are still having difficulty figuring it out you can call us at our toll free number or you can send us a photo of your motor label here.
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?     Asked on 1/18/2012 by Guest

How can I tell whether or not my motor is a dual or single speed?
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A  Answered on 1/18/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Most dual speed motors will have a toggle switch that will allow you to adjust the motor speed to either high or low. Another way to tell if your motor is dual speed is by looking at the RPM's on the motor specifications label. If there are two RPM's listed such as: 1725/3450 then motor is dual speed. If there is only one RPM, then motor is single speed.
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?     Asked on 1/18/2012 by Guest

Can you direct me to the proper hi low switch for this motor?
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A  Answered on 1/18/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Unfortunately the manufacturer does not offer the switch for the 2 speed 220v motors any longer. If you already have a 220 volt timer (on/off) you would need an Intermatic T106R to switch from high to low speed. If you do not have a timer currently you would need the T10604R which is a 220v on/off timer and a high/low timer.
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?     Asked on 1/12/2012 by Guest

Why should I purchase a Tune Up Kit?
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A  Answered on 1/12/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

A Tune Up Kit includes all of the essential replacement seals and gaskets for the pump. The seals and gaskets should be replaced when installing a new motor on your pump. New seals will prevent the pump from leaking water or losing the prime. A Tune Up Kit will protect your motor and ensure that the pump is working efficiently.
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?     Asked on 1/12/2012 by Guest

Why do I need to purchase a new shaft seal?
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A  Answered on 1/12/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

We strongly recommend replacing the shaft seal. The purpose of a shaft seal is to prevent water from running down the shaft of the motor and into the motor housing. Water will damage the bearings and cause the motor to fail. A new shaft seal should be installed whenever a motor is replaced. The motor manufacturer can deny the warranty if the motor fails to due to water damage from a faulty shaft seal. To find your shaft seal you will need to visit our Pool Pump Parts Page or the Spa Pump Parts Page and select your make and model.
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?     Asked on 1/11/2012 by Guest

What is Service Factor?
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A  Answered on 1/11/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Service Factor(SF) is a multiplier that when multiplied by the horsepower of the motor indicates the total permissible horsepower loading that may be carried when the motor is operating at rated voltage and frequency. The most important thing to remember when replacing a motor is that the replacement motor's horsepower times its service factor must be equal to or greater than the original motor's horsepower times its service factor. The Service Factor rating can be found on the motor label. See Step 4 of our How to Read a Pool Motor Label guide.
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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Pliers, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench

Shaft broken

Written on 8/12/2019 by Guest

I separated the pump housing from the motor, disconnected the power supply, and removed the old motor. With the new motor ready, I reconnected the pump plate to the motor, installed a new shaft seal, installed the pump housing, reattached the pump impeller, and reattached the pump to the motor. Once all the bolts were tightened, I reconnected the power supply using the existing wires. The new motor was much quieter than the old one. I suspect the shaft seal was bad on the old pump from the factory. It was noisy and the shaft ended up rusting/breaking right at the shaft seal.

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