Can I replace bearings on a variable speed pump motor?

PSC Ep. 64: Can I replace bearings on a variable speed pump motor?

In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question: 
  • Can I replace bearings on a variable speed pump motor?

“Is it possible to replace bearings on a variable speed pool pump motor? If so, is it more difficult than a traditional motor?”

To answer the first question, yes it is possible. And to the second question, it is more difficult than a traditional motor. We only recommend that a qualified motor repair shop replace the bearings in a variable speed pool pump motor. The magnets in the motor are very strong and there’s a potential for a hand injury during reassembly.

If you’re wondering, “Am I qualified enough to do this, replace these bearings?” Chances are, you are not. Unless you’re licensed, I would steer clear and find a pro to do it for you. Now, if you have a single-speed motor, we do have guides and videos on how to replace those (Part 1, Part 2.) They should be in the description down below but take a look at those if you have a single speed motor.

If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please leave comments down below. For all of your pool and spa needs, please visit us over at INYOPools.com. Thank you for joining us, bye.

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