Tune Up Kit Pentair Challenger Pump

PART#GOKIT5

MANUFACTURERAladdin

  (4.6 out of 5 Stars on 20 Ratings)

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ALTERNATE PART #'S65005, APCK1046, GO KIT 5


Product Description

Standard tune up kit for the Pentair Challenger pump includes the shaft seal and all o-rings, gaskets and lubricant.

We highly recommend replacing the shaft seal, o-rings and gaskets when replacing your motor.  If you use your old shaft seal, it will not mate up properly with the new motor and may leak.

This Tune Up Kit Works on These Pumps:

  • All Pentair & Pac-Fab Challenger Pumps 1/2 HP - 3 HP single and dual speed models.

Tune Up Kit Includes:

  • Motor Shaft Seal
  • Pump Lid O-Ring
  • Housing Gasket (round gasket, if square gasket is needed you must order it separately)
  • Diffuser Gasket (round gasket, if square gasket is needed you must order it separately)
  • Lubricant

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Question

Asked on 06/16/2016 by jamice williams

I have a new sand filter, 15,000 gallon pool and 2 hp motor. It makes a noise gets louder at times and if I place my foot on it slightly right behind the basket area it seems to quieten down, the I remove my foot & it gets loud again. does it need replacing ?????I believe its over 3 years..old

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/18/2016 by Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The bearings are going bad in the motor, you can either replace the bearings or the entire motor.

Question

Asked on 06/12/2016 by Renee

Hi. I have a Pentair-Model # CHII-N1-1A/346204. It was making a really loud noise, so I replaced the bearings. It is really quiet now, but now it is leaking a lot of water. What seals would I need to replace. The large seal is square. Thank you for your help. Renee

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/12/2016 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Renee, We would suggest this tune up kit and replace all the gaskets and o-rings that are included in this kit. It is most like the spring loaded shaft seal that is causing the problem.

Question

Asked on 06/05/2016 by

I have a Challenger Pac/Fab 1.5 hp model CH11-N2-1.5A, serial #2-23-G86. Will this kit work on it?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/05/2016 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, this is the correct tune up kit for your Pac-Fab Challenger 1.5 hp model CH11-N2-1.5A.

Question

Asked on 06/05/2016 by Eric weber

How do identify if my challenger motor is greater than 3hp. The labels are a little bleached. My pool is small and only 6ft deep so I doubt I have a larger engine. Not sure. Thanks

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/05/2016 by Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Eric, There is a minuscule chance that your motor on your pool, less than 40,000 gallons is 3HP or greater. There is no real way to determine the size of your motor from a label that has faded or by visually inspecting the motor. You can take dimensions of your pool, filter size, pipe size, and attached features (spa, solar panels) and factor that information into determining a motor size. We would also recommend changing the seal on your pump when changing the motor.

Question

Asked on 05/05/2016 by Joseph

will this kit fit my Centurion (A.O.smith) 1 HP B853 model?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/05/2016 by Product Specialist Hector F.

As long as you have the Challenger pump then yet this kit will work. Please keep in mind that some of the Challenger models have the housing and diffuser gaskets squared from a cross section perspective and those style gaskets are sold separately.

Question

Asked on 09/16/2015 by Michael

Salt water and regular seals: what's the difference other than price? Could this be why the bearings in my existing motor failed? Is there a way to tell if the existing seals in my other motors are salt water or not? If they are not should I replace them on the working motors? Can I get a kit containing the salt water parts? Do I need to? Why isn't this more prominently advertised? I just about bought the kit and if I hadn't read the comments maybe it would have been a big mistake?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 09/17/2015 by Product Specialist Andy O.

Michael, The only difference between the standard and salt water kits is that the shaft seal is made  with VITON instead of standard rubber. Viton can withstand harsh minerals better than the standard rubber seals. There is no saltwater tune up kit for the challenger yet, but we do offer the salt water shaft seal. The bearings on your motor failed more than likely because your shaft seal did at one point. These salt water seals are so new manufacturer's don't even offer them yet.

Question

Asked on 07/13/2015 by chuck

is the seal included in o ring kit for salt water pools

Inyo Answer

Answered on 07/14/2015 by Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Chuck, GOKIT5  does not include a salt water shaft seal

Question

Asked on 06/10/2015 by Myla

Is the right kit for the B854/B2854 pent air challenger motor? 1.5 hp, 1.1, RPM = 3450.

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/10/2015 by Product Specialist Joe S.

The GOKIT5 will work on both versions of the Challenger pump up to 3HP

Question

Asked on 12/23/2014 by Martin

I have a Challenger pump but not sure about model #. What kit do I need to rebuild it?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 12/23/2014 by Product Specialist Alex V.

Martin,  The GOKIT5 will work on both versions of the Challenger pump up to 3HP.

Question

Asked on 10/15/2014 by Guest

My pump is not priming even after cleaning impeller. Will purchasing this kit aid in fixing that problem?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 10/15/2014 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

The seal kit can help with loss of prime. I can't guarantee that it will solve your problem. The loss of prime could be from an air leak at the valves or plumbing in front of the pump.

Question

Asked on 02/13/2012 by Guest

I recently changed my pool motor and gaskets. I made sure to lubricate all the gaskets with vaseline. A few days later water is leaking from the pump. What did I do wrong? Help please!!

Inyo Answer

Answered on 02/13/2012 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

You never want to use vaseline on any rubber gaskets or o-rings. Vaseline is petroleum based and will deteriorate the rubber quickly. Whenever you change the motor on a pool pump it is recommended that you replace the gaskets and shaft seal as well. A >Go-kit contains the shaft seal, packet of non-petroleum based lubricant and gaskets you will need for your pump. If you already have the gaskets, you can purchase >Magic Lube.

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Ratings Summary

Average Rating:   (4.6 out of 5 Stars)

Recommended: (90%) 18 of 20 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

20 Ratings 5 star:   (14) 4 star:   (5) 3 star: (0) 2 star:   (1) 1 star: (0)

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1 of 1 person found the following review helpful:

   (4 out of 5 Stars) Nice Tune-up Kit

Reviewed By: from Fairfax, VA ()

Pros: Multiple sized strainer pot o-rings ensured the proper fit.

Cons: Having to make a separate order for the correct diffuser ring.

I ordered this kit mainly to replace the diffuser o-ring which was badly worn. It turned out that the diffuser needed the square ring gasket instead and it wasn't included, just a normal o-ring which wasn't the correct one for my Challenger pump. I will have to make a seperate order for that. However I used the other parts just fine and am happy with their performance.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Exact match, good price

Reviewed By: from Belleville, Il ()

Pros: Exact match, good price

Cons: none

Kit includes all the required parts (with a few extra gaskets for similar pumps). Great price and fast delivery.

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   (4 out of 5 Stars) Tune up kit

Reviewed By: from Houston, TX ()

Kit was complete. Only complaint is you MUST pay attention to the orientation of the shaft seals.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Tune Up Kit Pentair Challenger Pump

Reviewed By: from Covington, LA ()

Pros: Fast shipping great products and the best service.

Cons: None

Great product and super fast FREE shipping :-)

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) GO KIT 5

Reviewed By: from Plano, TX ()

I made the right decision to order GO KIT 5 when I was replacing my pool pump motor. Shaft seal and all other O rings worked well. I wish that there is some explanation on "Gasket" vs " O Ring". I did not know that both mean the same.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Great Kit

Reviewed By: from St. Louis, MO ()

I was able to get all my parts required to rebuild the pump in this kit

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Get this kit when you just need one part

Reviewed By: from Houston, TX ()

Pros: all together

Cons: had to search for the correct kit

This kit had all that I needed to work the pump/motor. Was just going to get a mechanical seal, but for the entire package, I was able to replace all gaskets also.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Everything I Needed

Reviewed By: from Lake Jackson, TX ()

Pros: Complete, easy to order

Cons: None

I was able to chat online with a Inyo customer service rep and he told me what was in the kit and how to get the other parts I needed. I was able to overhaul the pump with one parts purchase and saved a lot of time. The parts were well made and fit perfectly.

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