Super Max 1HP Pump - PHK2RA6E102L


Part # PHK2RA6E102L

By Sta-Rite

  4.67 Average  



Part # PHK2RA6E102L

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Pumps


This powerful workhorse is the perfect match for any pool owner that wants maximum performance combined with whisper quiet operation. Super Max's superior hydraulic design allows the pump to move more water and lower operating costs. Powered by an energy efficient commercial grade motor, Super Max™ will keep your pool water flowing at optimum rates. Because this pump has power to spare, it can keep your pool crystal clear and have plenty of suction to run automatic cleaners without costly booster pumps.

Super Max's housing is made of reinforced composite materials that will not corrode or crack. The deep capacity hair and lint pot collects more debris between cleaning and the clear lid allows for easy inspection. The lid is removed with a quick and easy ¼ turn. Invest in Super Max's combination of power, durability and energy efficient operation. Available in standard and energy efficient models. 1-Year Warranty. NSF & UL LISTED

Product Specifications:

  • Voltage = 115/230
  • Full Load Amps = 14.2/7.1
  • Horsepower = 1
  • Service Factor = 1.25
  • Port Size = 1 1/2"

Product Specifications

1 HP
115/208 - 230 V
12.8/7.0 - 6.4
Port Size:
1.5 in.
Service Factor:

?     Asked on 6/12/2020 by Patti R Schenk

Hi, I need PART # PHK2RA6E102L motor for a STA-FITE SuperMax 1 HP, 1.25 S. F. HP BY STA-RITE. Can you help me?

A  Answered on 6/12/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Patti, You will require this USQ1102 Motor and this Sta-Rite Super Max Seal Kit

?     Asked on 6/8/2019 by Dave

I need to replace P2RA5D,A5D-1201. Thank you

A  Answered on 6/8/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Can you please send a picture of the motor label so we can find something compatible for you?

?     Asked on 4/11/2019 by lonnie atwood

I have a sta-rite VS3050. It was working then quit> can not get it to restart...Could it be the off on switch...Pool was service yesterday and was working fine.....All breakers are good and on.

A  Answered on 4/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Lonnie. If the pump is getting power at the terminal, the issue could be an issue with the pump drive controller.

?     Asked on 1/26/2019 by

I currently have an astral CTX280 and need to replace as ball barings are going. If I wanted to purchase an energy efficient pump in line with local council do you have one that would fit without major replumbing requirements

A  Answered on 1/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Good Afternoon, do you currently live in California?

?     Asked on 11/30/2018 by Robert Wood

What is a direct replacement motor for a STA-Rite PHK2RA6E-102L pump? Also what seals are recommended to change when replacing the motor? Thank you

A  Answered on 11/30/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The replacement motor is the model B853 and the most commonly replaced seals for this pump series are keys 14, 16 and 22 on the parts diagram that you can view by clicking here

?     Asked on 6/27/2018 by Robert Corbett

My pool is 20x40 Grecian 8' deep will this pump be sufficient

A  Answered on 6/30/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Robert. To determine if this pump will be sufficient for your pool, you will need to calculate the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) using Gauges or your Plumbing then referencing the Pump Curve located on page 12 of the SuperMax Owner's Manual.

?     Asked on 6/4/2018 by Brent

I have this pump and am looking to replace. I see the port size is 1.5". I have 2.5" dia pipe above ground between my electric heater, pump, and filter housing. The pipes transition to 2" dia between valves/levers, then finally to 1.5" diameter underground. Will my above ground 2.5" dia plumbing fit this pump? I assume it should since I already have this pump...

A  Answered on 6/4/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Brent. Yes, it will if you're measuring the pipes OD. The unions with this pump can be used with 1.5" or 2" pvc ID pipes. 

?     Asked on 6/3/2018 by Brent

Replacing bad pump. I have the PHK2RA6E102L now. I planned to buy the exact same pump, but wondering if maybe a larger pump would be better such as a 1.5 HP. No waterfall or hottub, but we have a few fountain jets. The pool cleaner doesn't seem to run suffienciently even when all other pipe circuits are closed. Any issues to consider with a potentially "oversized" pump?

A  Answered on 6/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Brent. You can go with a larger sized pump. The biggest this would be making sure your filter is large enough to handle the additional water flow.

?     Asked on 10/20/2017 by Mike

How to wire a phk2ra6e-102L with 115v

A  Answered on 10/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mike. You can watch our How To: Wire WhisperFlo & Similar Pumps For 115V video for instructions. 

?     Asked on 9/15/2017 by Roy

Hello,. What is the capacitor of phk2ra6e-102L Thank You

A  Answered on 9/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Roy. The 1HP, FR: 56Y, TYPE: CX  Motor for with this pump uses the Run Capacitor 30 MFD 370 Volts - 628318-308.

?     Asked on 8/11/2017 by Lorin

What is the replacement motor for this pump?

A  Answered on 8/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, the replacement A.O. Smith 1 H.P Square Flange Up Rate Motor - USQ1102 and we recommend changing a Pump Seal 200, Heavy Duty PS3867 (Saltwater Pools) - PS-3867

?     Asked on 6/22/2017 by Michael

I have a Pentair Challenger 342248 pump. Leaks from the discharge side. Need to replace. We have 35.1 GPM & 46 feet of head. Is the 2 HP too much? We have an auxiliary motor for our Polaris pool cleaner. Both have timers for on/off functions. We have a hot tub and waterfall as well. Salt water pool. Please advise a good replacement pump.

A  Answered on 7/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Michael. If the main pump operate the hot tub and waterfall a 2 hp Challenger pump is not too much. You can use the Challenger High Flow Pump - 342238, or the Hayward Tristar Pump- SP3220EE as a suitable replacement.

?     Asked on 6/20/2017 by Mark

Can just the motor for the Super Max 1hp Pump be replaced?

A  Answered on 6/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, you can replace just the motor. If you have the original motor then the replacement would be the model B853.

?     Asked on 5/22/2017 by Don

Hi, Can I replace a Sta-Rite pool pump Model # C48K2P105 with the PHK2RA6E102L?

A  Answered on 5/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Don. Unfortunately, the Sta-Rite C48K2P105 is the motor number, not the pump model number. In order to confirm if the PHK2RA6E102L pump will work as a replacement, follow the steps in how How To Size a Pool Pump guide.

?     Asked on 5/9/2017 by Marshall Geib

I need to replace a Sta Rite Duraglas P2RA5-E 181L. (1HP, 1 1/2 piping) will this pump replace it?

A  Answered on 5/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Marshall. Comparing the performance of the SuperMax pump to the Duraglas pump, the SuperMax 1HP pump will not replace a Duraglas 1HP pump. The Speck EasyFit MXG 1HP Max Rated Pump - IG281-1100M-0DG would be my recommendation.

?     Asked on 4/23/2017 by james

what is the inlet height of the phk2rage 102l and height of outlet

A  Answered on 4/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The inlet height is 7.58" and the discharge height is 10.78".

?     Asked on 1/23/2017 by Gil

we would like to know the total dimension of the PHK2RA6102L. So that, it would fit to the allotted space given. So its full specs

A  Answered on 1/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Gil. You can view the dimension for this pump via this link "Product Dimensions."

?     Asked on 9/24/2016 by Fred

I have a sta-rite pump for my in ground pool that need replaced motor is making noises.Its a 1hp motor.I think the model # is MPE6E-206L 1hp dyna-pro, it has 2" inlets.I would like to replace it with the same or a newer model that matches up to the the plumping that I have now

A  Answered on 10/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The Super Max is only going to have 1.5" ports, but the Max-E-Pro, P6RA6E205L, has the 2" ports and would be a great replacement for your Dyna-Pro.

?     Asked on 6/24/2016 by jack nemeth

I have a sta-rite in ground pool pump.The motor is PLD36 dyna glas, the pump has # MPRAGE 1472 Code LL02F on it. I works fine but I noticed the filter is getting small circular pcs of plastic in it like 1/4" round white pcs. I guess the impeller is going? Whats your take on this?

A  Answered on 6/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

If you open it up to look at the impeller and measure it, if it's less than a 4.75" diameter than your impeller is needing replaced because it's too small to pump the water.

?     Asked on 6/7/2016 by Rodney

I have a Sta-rite pump #P2RA5D-180L. Is the new PHK2RA6D-101L or 102L a good drop in replacement?

A  Answered on 6/7/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Rodney, The best Drop In replacement we have found for the P2RA5D-180L Dura-Glas Pump is the Speck Easy Fit Pump, which is a direct drop-in replacement for your pump.

?     Asked on 6/5/2016 by JAMES L. WEBB


A  Answered on 6/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi James, I would recommend the 1 HP Speck Easy Fit Pump as it is designed as a drop-in replacement for the Sta-Rite P2RA5E-181L meaning the plumbing ports match up in the same spot meaning no re-plumbing. The pump design on the Speck is really nice and is very efficient and pumps comparable water to your current pump.

?     Asked on 5/23/2016 by Barbara

Have a sta-rite model # P2RA5E-181L do you carry this pump or what can replace this pump for direct fit? Thank you

A  Answered on 5/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The Speck Easy Fit Pump would be a direct fit for your P2RA5E-181L Sta Rite Dura Glas pump.

?     Asked on 10/18/2015 by Greg

How can I determing flow rate or GPM for my pool? 11,000 gallons and I should cut the timer back for winter hours.

A  Answered on 10/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Greg, You would first need to calculate the feet of head of your pool. You can use our How Size a Pool Pump guide to calculate the feet of head of your pool. Once you have that figure you can then use the SuperMax Performance Curve to get the GPM.

?     Asked on 7/11/2015 by RON PENLEY


A  Answered on 7/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ron, the inlet height on the Sta-Rite Super Max is 7.68" to the center of the intlet / suction port.

?     Asked on 6/2/2015 by Debby

My P2RA5E- 181L Has been sparking and blowing the circuits . Burned out .... I need a replacement motor , if still available or do I need replace the whole thing ?

A  Answered on 6/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R.

Debby - The replacement motor for your Sta-Rite P2RA5E- 181L pump is an A.O. Smith 1 H.P Square Flange Up Rate Motor (USQ1102).

?     Asked on 5/29/2015 by Wally

Should this pump work at a distance of 30' from skimmer at 18' above pool

A  Answered on 5/30/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Wally, Yes this pump would work at 30' on an above ground pool. We would suggest that you use a minimum of 1-1/2" pipe for your plumbing.

?     Asked on 5/9/2015 by Dave Dunn

What is the GPM for 1-1/2" pipe

A  Answered on 5/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave the maximum Gallons Per Minute (GPM) which can go through 1-1/2" pipe is 60 GPM so even if you had a 10 HP pump you will only be able to get 60 GPM through 1-1/2" pipe. So with this being said the max GPM for this pump with 1-1/2" pipe would be 60.

?     Asked on 5/6/2015 by dale

pool pump rated 1hp vs pump rated 1-1/2hp. what is the difference?. Also my old pump has 1-1/2" ports, do you still have this available. My pump is a sta-rite P2R5E-125L. Which is the best new match?

A  Answered on 5/6/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Dale, The difference between a 1hp and a 1-1/2hp is the power. The 1-1/2hp will circulate more water than the 1hp. Your Sta-Rite pump is no longer available. Speck EasyFit MXG 1HP Max Rated Pump

?     Asked on 10/30/2014 by Ron Rasmussen

I need to replace my Sta-Rite P2RA5F-182 1 1/2 HP pump because it is leaking and losing prime. I am interested in the PHK2RA6E102L pump which 1 HP; it will save some power cost. I want to know if the inlet to the strainer assy. is the same height as for my present pump. My PVC plumbing is not alterable at the pump inlet.

A  Answered on 10/30/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Ron, Unfortunately they are not the same height. If you are unable to re-plumb a new pump, your best option would be to replace the motor and seals.


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