Part # 011515
Warranty 1 Year (See Pentair Warranty Card)
Manufacturer Code WFE-8
WHISPERFLO incorporates innovative hydraulic engineering to move water more efficiently and quietly than competitive pumps. Under typical operating conditions, WHISPERFLO offers the greatest water flow of any high performance pump—yet with the lowest electrical consumption. To circulate more water in less time and at the lowest cost, choose quiet, reliable, WHISPERFLO.
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Hi, I have a 3hp whisperflo pump for my jets on my hot tub with about 40 feet of head. I want to increase the flow of my jets. Can I change impellors or do I need to go with more horse power? Thanks in advance.
Hi. Michael. Typically you will have to change the motor, impeller, seals and or the diffuser. In this case since there is nothing higher than a 3 hp, you will have to replace the entire pump that will be adequate for you.
What is the difference between a Pentair WFE-8 and WF-8? I need a 2HP/230V single speed pump motor to replace an existing.
I have a Pentair pool pump,Model #177476, 2HP, 230/115V, Pump #/ Part Model # SF NI /340020. I can't find any info on line and was just wondering what an equivalent replacement would be. I have no idea how old the pump is. THANKS
That motor used is used on the Superflo series so I believe the model you meant to mention is the 340040. If you are looking to replace the entire pump then we would recommend the Pureline Prime model PL2603. Also your replacement motor is the model B859.
Do I need to replace the whisperflo when I replace the motor? Motor is screaming but not sure if i need to replace the whole unit.
Most commonly homeowners replace the motor and the seals. For your model, it would be the GOKIT32 if you have a chlorine pool or a GOKIT32SALT if you have a saltwater pool. If the housing is not terribly damaged or leaking then you may not need to replace the entire unit.
I have a Pentair WFE-8 pump that is 17 years old. What is a good replacement for this pump? It is controlled by a Jandy RS4 controller. I have been told that the controller would need to be upgraded to handle a variable speed pump.
my pump has stopped working, motor is hot. The pump has water in it. I am assuming I at the least need a new motor. How do I know if I need a new pump? Its a WFE-8 C pump with a motor B2843. I believe these were purchased in 2000.
If your pump housing is not cracked then you would need to purchase the replacement motor and seal kit.
I just installed a WFE-8 how does the two speed work
Hello, There is normally a switch or wiring that you do for low or high speed. If you want to use the full capacity of the dual speed then you operate on high speed, when you are not wanting to use the full capacity you switch or wire for low speed which will run at half the speed.
does the pentair whisper flow wf-28 have the same faceplate as wife-8
Yes, they have the same faceplate.
Hello-We need to replace a motor on our WhisperFlo 2HP -model WFE-8 C serial number 0595-007. On the motor it looks like B843 (it's faded a bit) RPM 3450 FR Y56Y HZ 60 serial number BN6-293 At the top of the motor it looks like the words Magnetek and Century Centurion. The pump was originally installed in 1995. We have replaced seals before but never the motor. I live in Northern California and in the summer months the pump runs 6-7 hours. Thanks!
Is the pump motor attached the 7-177452-03 or the replacement B843, B2843 Y56 version? I have the WFE-8 but want the same size motor.
I have a bad wfe-6 1.5HP motor. can I replace the motor with a wfe-8 2HP motor or must I use the wfe-6 replacement motor
Hi, Joe. I would not recommend that you use the WFE-8 replacement motor unless you can ensure that your system can handle the additional water flow. You can use the steps and info in our How To: Size a Pool Pump and How To: Size a Pool Filter guides to determine if upgrading the pump will be in your best interest.
I have a Whisperflo pump circa 1999. The info I have indicates: WFE-8, 2Hp, 11-10.2 amps, 208-230 V, RPM 3450, Y56Y. It is installed about 20 feet from the pool with 2 inch piping. Can you tell me how many watts are used per hour of operation? Thank you Charles
Unfortunately, I don't have any information on watts per hour. If you contact Pentair, 800-831-7133, they might have that information for you.
What is the model # of the filter basket? I need to order a couple of replacement filter baskets. Thanks.
Hey Don, based off the Pentair Whisperflo Energy Efficient 2 HP Full Rate - WFE-8, the basket you are looking for is PART # 5400-B199 which is the standard basket, or Whisperflo Pro Series Heavy Duty Basket - 27182-199-000 for the heavy duty.
I replaced the capacitor on my Pentair whisperflo 2 hp pump. It still hums when I turn the power on. What should I do now?
It sounds like the bearings on the motor have seized. You can replace the bearings or replace the entire motor.
I have Pentair 2 hp 011515 pump that started making noise. What bearings do I need?
Hi Milt, The motor for this pump will use the two of 203 Bearing (62032RS), one on the shaft end and one on the opposite shaft end. I would also recommend that you get the Pentair/Purex Whisperflo Tune Up Kit (GOKIT32) or GOKIT32SALT if you have a saltwater pool.
The housing on my pump started leaking. Is there any way to repair the pump housing or does it need to be replaced?
Hi Rip, You can repair the pump housing using epoxy base compounds to fix small cracks in you pump housing, however it would not hold up for long. You will need to eventually replace it.
What's the average electricity consumption per hour of the 2hp Whisperflow pump?
Hi, This pump uses 2.346 kWh when wired at 230 volts and 2.288 kWh when wired at 208 volts.
what's the average flow rate of a 2 HP Whiperflow pool pump?
Hi, To determine the flow rate you would first need to calculate the total feet of head of your pool. You can follow the steps in out How To: Size a Pool Pump guide for instructions. Once you've calculated the TFH you will have to use the Whisperflo Performance Curve Chart to find out the flow rate based on the TFH of your pool.
is this a two speed pump?
No this model is a single speed 2 horse power pump.
What is the maximum flow rate (GPM) for a WhisperFlo WFE-8 (2HP)?
Mary, It depends on how much resistance is on the pump, but base on 40ft of head or resistance this pump can generate about 135 GPM.
Doe this pump require attachment to house pipe to work
Hi Barbara, this pump requires a connection to the in-take and out-take using PVC pipe in order to circulate whatever body of water wouldn't like to be circulate.
I HAD THE POOL PUT IN 1994. I HAVE REPLACED THE PUMP MOTOR IN THE PAST, BUT NOT THE PUMP. THE PUMP IS MODEL WFE-8, SERVICE FACTOR 1.30, 2 HP, SN 0892170, WHISPERFLO. THE MOTOR IS BEGINNING TO FREEZE INTERMITTENTLY. WHICH MOTOR DO I CHOOSE? DO I NEED TO REPLACE THE PUMP OR PARTS IN IT? IS THERE A REBUILD KIT?
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?
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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Cons: None !
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(5 out of 5 stars) Pentair Whisperflo Pump (2HP)
Reviewed By: Dennis M. from Albuquerque, NM ()
Pros: Quiet, energy efficient, moves plenty of water, quality construction
Cons: Basket a bit small compared to Jandy, Lid Oring must be held onto while seating lid or it falls off
The Pentair pump was referred to me by a friend. I had a Jandy Stealth pump which lasted about 6+ years until it finally went out. I installed the Pentair with some minor replumbing and it has worked great so far. Pump is relatively quiet compared to my last pump and moves plenty of water. INYO prices and fast shipping and extensive inventory keep me coming back.