Pool is 17 years old with the original Century/AOSmith SQ1202 2hp motor. Recently started running a bit louder, not screeching yet but louder. My problem is that my equipment is 14 feet higher than the pool/spa so it pumps uphill. The past week+ I have had to prime the pump daily. I replaced the check valve and it seems like it's retaining suction overnight, but when I turn on the pump I can see thru the clear pump & chack valve covers that it sucks the water out and then runs dry... After a couple minutes it will eventually catch and start pumping water. Obviously I don't want to run the pump dry for a few minutes each day, or have to manually prime it to get it going. Do you think the motor is weakening? I've got a lot of years out of it, and once it's primed it seems to be running the cleaner & spa like usual. Not sure if you can view my cart, but I have the Pump motor plus the Tune Up Kit. Should I try the Tune Up Kit first? What other causes do you think it might be? Thank!
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ArizonaLivs posted this 3 days ago
I just received the new Pump Motor & Tune Up Kit, will install this weekend and update this post with results. Thx!