$579.99

Qty:

By Century Motors


Details

Top

Part # ECM16CU

Warranty 18 Months

Alternate Part #'s AOSECM16CU

Product Description

Century ECM16CU Details:

Variable Speed V-Green 165 Pool Pump Replacement Motor

The V-Green 165 variable speed motor joins a growing Century lineup of premium efficiency ECM replacement pump motors. Fully featured, the V-Green 165 incorporates durable TEFC construction with ECM technology to deliver premium energy efficiency from 40 percent to 80 percent versus a standard single speed motor. Now energy conscious pool owners have an affordable replacement pump motor option that delivers the performance they demand with the programming flexibility they desire.

The V-Green 165 offers three variable speeds programmable from 600 to 3450 RPM, allowing users to easily identify and set the appropriate speeds to minimize energy consumption and lower the overall cost of pool ownership all while maintaining the proper pool environment. Pool size, the presence of additional water features, chemical maintenance needs, and environmental factors will impact the equation with every pool having unique requirements. The programming flexibility offered by the V-Green 165 makes it possible for pool owners to easily identify and adjust speed and duration settings necessary to maintain their pools and to maximize energy savings.

Available in both square flange and C-face configurations, the highly versatile V-Green 165 motor can be utilized in pool pump applications ranging from 1/2 to 1.65 total horsepower. Installation on most pumps regardless of manufacturer is as simple as replacing a standard single speed motor, with no additional wiring or plumbing required thanks to the V-Green motor’s integrated user interface. Equipped with digital inputs, the V-Green 165 motor is even compatible with third party pool automation systems.

Round Flange Hayward Super Pump, Super II Pump & Max-Flo Pump models SP1800X & SP2800X, Not compatible with the Hayward Northstar pool pump

Want to take your V-Green Motor to the Next Level?  Consider the VLink™ (allows you to easily monitor and manage energy consumption and optimize your pool pump settings from a mobile device).

Don't Forget Your Tune Up Kit

Hayward Super Pump Tune Up Kit
Hayward Super II Tune Up Kit
Hayward Max-Flo Tune Up Kit
Jacuzzi Magnum Tune Up Kit

Motor Features

  • Integrated User Interface
  • Timer Mode
  • Manual Mode
  • Freeze Protection
  • Noise Reduction Design
  • Factory Default Settings Reset
  • Ball Bearing
  • TEFC
  • Rotation: CCWPE
  • Single Phase
  • Schedule Advance
  • Full Variable Speed (600-3450 RPM)
  • Max Output of 1.65 THP
  • ECM Design
  • Program Memory Back-Up
  • 303 Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Class F Insulation
  • 50° C Ambient
  • UV and Rain-Proof Enclosure
  • Keypad Lockout
  • Digital Inputs for Third Party Automation
  • V-Green 270 User Interface* Compatibility (*sold separately)

Note: NOT California Title 20 Compliant. 

California Title 20 Compliant Options:

 

Product Specifications

HP:
1.65 HP
Frame:
56J
Volts:
208-230 V
Speed:
Variable
Amps:
10.5-0.5 amp
Service Factor:
1.0
Total HP:
1.65 HP
Manufacturer:
Century (A.O. Smith)
Shaft:
Threaded
Flange:
Round
RPM:
600-3450 RPM
Phase:
Single
Commonly Used On:
Hayward Super Pump, Hayward Super II, and Jacuzzi Magnum
Top

?     Asked on 12/30/2014by Inyo Visitor

Do you offer the 2.7 controller for the 1.65? If so, what is the price of it?
 Reply

A  Answered on 12/31/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, Unfortunately the controller is not sold separately at this time.
 Reply


?     Asked on 2/24/2015by ken

I just purchased a v-green 165 motor. The instructions for the 270 are very clear on how to wire it to my SWG so it will only come on at a set time with a set flow rate. I do not see this info for the 165 controller. Any suggestions? My current controller is all analog. I guess I could wire my SWG on a separate timer, but I would prefer to set it up like described on the 270 (direct from the controller on the motor)
 Reply

A  Answered on 2/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Ken - The 165 does not have the auxiliary like the 270. We spoke with the Century rep and he said the best thing you can do is just wire the 165 and your SWG to the timer. That way they will both come on and turn off at the same time. The 165 will still hold it's programming (bubble memory) so it will run in the set speed when it does turn on.
 Reply


?     Asked on 5/17/2015by Dennis

I have a Hayward 1hp pump now that just froze up on me. Can I use this 1.65 hp pump? Mine is a 56J frame with a round face.
 Reply

A  Answered on 5/17/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dennis, Yes this would be the correct replacement for your Hayward 1 HP 56J frame and I think you would be really happy with this motor. I would also suggest a Pump Tune Up Kit when replacing your motor.
 Reply


?     Asked on 5/31/2015by jim

I have a hydramax II 1.5 hp motor.Can I assume the ECM65CU round flange will give equivalent performance or better at 1.65 hp
 Reply

A  Answered on 5/31/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jim, You can expect the same performance at 3450 rpm's . Anything lower will reduce the watwer flow thus the energy savings.
 Reply


?     Asked on 6/1/2015by august

how to reset the speeds on the ECM16CU motor
 Reply

A  Answered on 6/1/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

The V-Green 165 user interface has a “Reset to Factory Defaults” feature to restore the schedule settings back to the original values programmed at the factory. The user must press and hold the STOP and OVERRIDE buttons for three (3) seconds to reset the settings back to factory defaults. All of the UI bar graph LED’s will flash three (3) times to confirm the settings were restored to factory defaults
 Reply


Top
Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench

Motor noise increased dramatically.

Written on 7/24/2023 by Guest

I noticed a major jump in the motor noise and suspected a bearing was starting to fail. Without disconnecting the power, I disconnected the motor from the pump. I inspected the pump for debris and found none. I then I switched on the motor to confirm the source of the noise. It was the motor. I was just going to buy a new pump, but they were not available. I ordered a new motor. When it arrived, I made sure the power was disconnected at the breaker and removed the pump and replaced the motor reconnected the pump and power and no more noise.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Nut Drivers, Wrench Set

2     0

Old single speed motor was using a lot of power.

Written on 7/17/2022 by Guest

Installed a new variable speed motor. The pump now draws considerably less power.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Pliers

1     0

Install a vgreen 270 interface on 165

Written on 7/31/2021 by Guest

I bought a Vgreen 165 pump motor to replace a 270 motor that went bad and wanted to use the user interface on the 165. The description says it is compatible but I couldn’t find any instructions on how to install.
So here’s how I did it;
I bought 10 feet of 4 conductor 22 gauge wire
Cut to length need to reach mounting board near motor.
Couldn’t find a routing path on the motor for the wire so I drilled a hole in one of the wiring plugs the size of the wire.
Attached the wire to the existing plug for the interface
Mounted the user interface on board near motor
Fed wire through plug on motor
Attached wires to plug
Plugged into Jack on motor.
Replaced cover

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set

2     0

My old pump blew

Written on 7/19/2021 by Guest

Turn electric off at breaker listen the old pump and remove. Separate seal. Reinstall new pump. Change seal bearing on top lubricate. Wire appropriately and prime pump you are done.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Pliers, Socket Set, Wrench Set, 5/16th Allen wrench

1     0

Old pool pump motor stopped working.

Written on 6/6/2021 by Guest

I researched replacement motors and decided to upgrade to a Variable Speed motor. Several reasons for this one of them is obviously the environmental aspect. But it's the back story that you need to understand as to how I got to where I was. After my pool was about 5 years old I started getting algae and I was spending a lot of money on algae killing chemicals but not of them worked very well, seldom completely got rid of the algae. Finally after going to several local pool stores and discussing the history of algae in my pool I was asked howe many hours a day do I run the pool filter... which at the time was 12 hours a day. They told me to run the filter (motor) 24 hours a day... I did and I have had no algae problems since. Although, yes my utility bill went up, that cost was not as much as I was spending on algae killing chemicals... so the trade off was worth it. With the variable speed motor I am able to run the filtration (motor) 24 hours a day but at reduced RMPs I save a great deal on the electrical utility bill. SO now I have the best of both worlds a sanitary pool and a lower utility bill by not running a 1 HP pump motor 24 hours a day. There are other benefits to the variable speed motors but this is the bug one from my perspective I think I will recover the added cost of a Variable Speed motor in one season (up Northeast pool is only open mid-May to mid-Sept. or 4 months) I figure I'll save about $50 a month on electric bill, the variable speed motor was @ $200 more than 1-for-1 repalcement of the former 1 HP single speed motor.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Nut Drivers, Socket Set

3     0

Hayward -Super Pump VS SP2603VSP Bearing & Seal Failure

Written on 1/2/2021 by Guest

R & R pump with the new V-Green 1.65 HP and based on the specifications it was compatible with third party controls.
The new V-Green 1.65 HP worked fantastically alone but would not communicate with my Hayward Omni Logic controller.
The new Century motor was identical to the existing Hayward unit.
I R & R the old drive with the new drive and the unit communicated with the Omni Logic with the correct HUA.
Apparently Century manufactures the drive for Hayward since the case/housing is identical.
I also saw your you tube video that bearings could not be replaced on a ECM/VS motor.
The bearings are much easier to replace on an ECM motor versus a PSC motor.
So I have a back up motor with new bearings.
I also have a new Century V-Green 1.65 DRIVE that is not needed.
Hope this may help any future customers with a similar situation.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, allen wrench

1     0

Easy install

Written on 9/22/2020 by Guest

I have replaced a motor on my Hayward Superpump once before (a different variable speed motor, 8 years ago), so I felt fairly confident in doing it again with the V-Green motor. I followed the replacement steps outlined on INYOpools.com, here: http://www.inyopools.com/HowToPage/how-to-install-a-variable-speed-v-green-165-pool-motor.aspx They covered most everything, though I wish the step-by-step directions were in a more printable form.
Since I had an older pump and motor, I had to deal with with removing parts that had been in place for a long time. Right after I got the old motor, impeller, and diffuser assembly removed, a thunderstorm blew up and I had to head indoors. That actually worked out for the best, as I was able to remove the impeller from the old motor and reassemble everything inside in a nice clean workspace. There are more steps than you might expect, but nothing is really challenging. The shaft seal was fairly stuck on the old motor shaft, but I was able to pry the remaining piece off the shaft with a flat-blade screwdriver. I also had to do some clean-up when I replaced the seals, but nothing serious or unexpected.
Once the storm had passed, I was able to resume outside. The whole new motor assembly mounted easily back on my SuperPump. As usual, most of the "cussing" on this job was wrestling the electrical wires into place. It was nothing unusual or unexpected, though. Once everything was done, I flipped the power back on, filled the pump chamber with water, and the new motor took right off on the first try.
I am really enjoying the energy savings on this new motor, even compared to our previous variable-speed motor. There are lots of options to fine-tune the motor speed and run-times, and I really like having the Overrride option for vacuuming. On lower speeds, the motor is really whisper quiet. Overall, I am very pleased with it.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket Set, Wrench Set

My old pool motor died in the middle of summer

Written on 6/27/2020 by Guest

My motor electronics died (due to my own faulty installation) and I needed a new lump. I’d been seeing your reviews and videos for a couple of years and decided to give you a try. And boy was I happy to find out that you were in my own backyard in Florida.

That meant super fast shipping and I had my new motor in only a couple of days. Since I was replacing the old motor with the exact same new motor - installation was a breeze. I just opened up YouTube, followed the instructions and in no time - my pump was back running exactly the way it should.

I pulled off the old motor, removed electrical connection, and that was the hardest part since my wires were really tight.

I did the whole thing in reverse, added new rings, lined everything, reconnected electrical, programmed the motor. Perfect and easy install. I couldn’t be happier. Oh yeah - the price was great too!!

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

4 to 8 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Adjustable Wrench

0     1

Corroded variable speed electronics and motor housing due to pump leak

Written on 6/7/2020 by Guest

I replaced the pump motor with an identical V-green 165 since I was quite happy with it. I used the step by step instructions in INYO site. Only questions were about connecting power as the instructions say connect black to one terminal number and red to the other one, however the picture shows the opposite.

When installing the white impeller ring in the Hayward super 2 pump I noticed that it fits loosely, perhaps because the impeller is old and it wore out. I wonder if it is needed at all.

Now I need to find and fix the housing leak...

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench

3     0

Upgrading to a VS motor over regular motor to save energy.

Written on 3/22/2020 by Guest

Hello All,
Replacing the motor is a must to save money over buying a new pump all together. It is fairly easy for the mechanically savvy.

Turn off the power! Remove the back cover and disconnect the power leads. ***If you are not comfortable working with electricity, then STOP now! You should have an electrician or pool repair company do this repair!

There are 4 bolts on the motor mount that will need to be removed to release the motor from the pump housing. Then you can remove the motor from housing. You will need a 7/16 on the motor shaft on one end and then unscrew the impeller off the other end. You will then find that there are 4 more bolts holding the motor mount to the face of the motor.

I had to soak my bolts in PB Blaster overnight they were stuck pretty good. Once I was able to remove them, I used anti-seize paste when I reinstalled them into the new motor.

The one trick is making sure to install a new shaft seal, or you will have a leaky pump. Take care not to touch that with your dirty fingers. I use the paper that comes in the box to press the seal in place.

Everything goes back together in reverse order of taking apart :) wink. Further, there are lots of Youtube videos that you can watch for a more detail step by step.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set

2     1

Old motor replaced

Written on 9/22/2019 by Guest

Ordered the variable speed motor very easy to install by watching the video at Inyo pools.
Very easy to install.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set

1     1

Motor gone on Hayward Super pump

Written on 11/5/2018 by Guest

We had severe thunderstorms and my pump motor took the hit from a power surge. So after doing some research and finding out that I can't just replace it with a simple replacement motor since I live in California and need a 2 speed or variable speed motor. This was my only option to replace that was at least affordable since the pump is only 5 years old and the seals were just replaced at the beginning of the summer.

Removing the old motor was simple, just remove the four bolts then remove the impeller and the rest of the housing. All pieces went back on in reverse order from how they came off and was really easy going back on. I did have a few issues trying to get the programming to stay, but did a factory default reset and seems to be working pretty well and the motor is really quiet.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Wrench Set

0     3

Needed to replace my induction motor.

Written on 4/23/2017 by Guest

Replaced my motor with this super efficient motor.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set

2     0

No problems

Written on 12/16/2016 by Guest

No problems installing. I did have to find a YouTube video to figure out how to disassemble the Hayward super pump that I had. It was actually very easy. The V green 165 does come with a user manual, but it doesn't tell you anything about installation. The Way the V green 165 was packaged, almost seemed like it's strictly for professionals in the industry who know what they're doing. But like I said, I was able to find a YouTube video and it went right in with no problems. The pump is super quiet, and I like the flexibility of the variable speed. I'm just now figuring out a week later how to tweak the different settings. The only thing I don't like about it, is I can't use it with my Intermatic timer, because when the timer switches on, it doesn't turn the pool pump on. I wish there was a built-in timer within the pump, but I guess that's why you need to buy the interface. All in all, I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Top

Review Summary

 (Average 4.48  out of 5 stars)
36 Rating
5 star:
 
(25)
4 star:
 
(6)
3 star:
 
(2)
2 star:
 
(3)
1 star:
 
(0)

The Most Helpful Review


The Most Recent Reviews