Tune Up Kit Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro (Pre February 2015) - GOKIT79



Part # GOKIT79

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Part # GOKIT79

Alternate Part #'s PL1079, 90-538-2079, ALDGO-KIT79, APCK1185

Product Description

INYOpools highly recommends replacing the shaft seal, o-rings and gaskets when replacing your motor, if you use your old shaft seal it will not mate up properly with the new pump and may leak. The best value is to go with one of INYO's tune up kits which include the shaft seal and all O-rings, gaskets and lubricant for your pump.

This Tune Up Kit Works on These Pumps:

  • All Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro models prior to February 2015.

Tune Up Kit Includes:

  • Motor Shaft Seal
  • Clamp O-Ring
  • Diffuser O-Ring
  • Lid O-Ring
  • Lubricant

**Note: All Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro models February 2015-Current will have to purchase the Seal Plate Gasket - 357099Z.**

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?     Asked on 5/21/2021 by wendell byrd

If Sta-Rite model # P6RA6E is making a loud noise. Have been told that i need a bearing kit for pump to repair it. It is a 1 HP pump. what will the part number be to purchase a new bearing kit for the pump ? Thanks Wendell

A  Answered on 5/21/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Wendell.  If the pool pump is making a loud noise while running the cause is probably the motor bearings.  The correct replacement bearing is dependant on the motor manufacturer/model number and not the pump's model number.  While the information you provided indicates that your pump is a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro model P6RA6E, it does not precisely identify the manufacturer/model of the motor itself.  I have attached a brief tutorial that reviews how to replace various parts of an electric pool pump motor.  If this project is not something you wish to address, a motor repair shop can accomplish this task or, as another solution, replace the motor itself.   How To Replace the Bearings in a Pool Pump Motor - Part

?     Asked on 5/12/2021 by Katherine Topazio

I have a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro pool pump that needs a replacement pump motor - model No: P6E6G-208L, Motor #K48N2PA105. It is a 2 HP motor, S.F. HP 2.6, 230 volt. Please tell me the correct replacement motor and seal kit I need for my pump? Thank you.


A  Answered on 5/13/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Katherine, Thank you for the photos! You will need this SQ1202 Motor and the GOKIT79 Seal Kit.

?     Asked on 4/27/2021 by Mike

I have a sta rite model s48ab86a03 1.0 HP pool pump that has started to weep. is their a seal ket or a rebuild kit for this pump

A  Answered on 4/27/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

That looks like a part number from the motor label. We were not able to cross-reference that number. Could you reply back with a picture of your complete pump?

?     Asked on 4/25/2021 by John Gooch

Pool pump model P2RA5E. Need a go kit or the ceramic seal for seal plate. I got a go kit but the shaft seal is too big.

A  Answered on 4/26/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

The P2RA5E is a Sta-Rite Dura-Glas pump. If there is a copper or stainless steel cone in your seal plate, you have the pre 1998 model and need GOKIT6. If there is not a cone in the seal plate, you have a 1998-current model and need GOKIT54.

?     Asked on 1/4/2021 by Brian L Hays

i need kit for pump p2raxyf-125ul code num 1j87k it in on spa

A  Answered on 1/28/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Brian, for the Sta-Rite Dura Glas/ Max E Glas series pool pump you can use the GOKIT54. Please be sure to remove the cone insert in the seal plate when installing the shaft seal if you have one there so it fits. 

?     Asked on 8/4/2020 by Brian

Is this the right kit for a Sta-Rite pump model # P6RA6G-207L? My pump just started leaking at the band clamp and all bolts and clamp is tight. I also think my pump is newer than 2015. Thanks!


A  Answered on 8/4/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Brian, Yes this is the proper seal kit for your Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro Pump. Since your pump is newer than February 2015 then you will also need to purchase the Seal Plate Gasket - 357099Z

?     Asked on 7/30/2020 by Jerry Sokolowski

will it fit sta -rite mpra6f-148 L model ?

A  Answered on 10/26/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Jerry, the correct seal kit compatible with your Sta-Rite pump model mpra6f-148l is the GOKIT47

?     Asked on 6/11/2020 by Bernardo

I have a Sta Rite model # P6EA6F-206 ( I cant make the last digit, looks like an L ). My motor is Century centurion (cat B2858, serial # 19115J2, Part # 7-196262-24), 1.5 HP, type CX. my pump is leaking where the motor and pump meets where the metal band is. Can I use GOKIT79? Please help..

A  Answered on 6/11/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bernardo, Thanks for all of that info. Yes the Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro Tune Up Kit - GOKIT79.is what you will require.

?     Asked on 5/27/2020 by RK

Is there a Go Kit with the heavy duty salt seal shaft? I have a Sta Rite Max E Pro 2HP motor.

A  Answered on 5/27/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

We unfortunately, currently, do not carry a Sta-Rite Max E Pro tune-up kit for this model so you would need to purchase the heavy-duty shaft seal separately being part number 5250-235 that you can view by clicking here

?     Asked on 5/25/2020 by RJ

Hello, Is this the right seal kit ? My pump model is P6RA6F-206L Motor# 196250 I think its older than 2015 - not 100% sure

A  Answered on 11/3/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello RJ, yes this is the correct seal kit for the Sta-Rite Max E Pro PRA series pool pump manufactured pre Feb 2015. To confirm the manufacture date you can locate the serial number and provide that to us or directly to Pentair at 1-800-831-7133

?     Asked on 2/23/2020 by

will the motor seal fit a century 1 hp pool pump motor?

A  Answered on 2/24/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. We will need to know the make and model of your pump housing in order to identify which kit you need. If you do not have that info, pictures will do. 

?     Asked on 11/7/2019 by J

How do you tell if your Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro is pre februrary 2015 or not? I bought the house in 2017 and it was already installed. I don't see a year on it. My motor started making a terrible noise. Water had been dripping from the band clamp area for about a week prior to it making the noise. I suspect I need a new motor and the tune up kit to replace the orings/gaskets.


A  Answered on 11/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, J. The pump has a service tag with the model, serial and the manufacturing date on it. If that tag is no longer on the pump, then you will need to check the Housing Gasket. The older models use a round o-ring and newer models use a square ring. 

?     Asked on 8/6/2019 by PAUL ARTEAGA

i need replacement packing set from Pump STA-RITE 9JE6H-209L, do you have the seals?

A  Answered on 8/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paul. I was not able to use the info provided to confirm if this kit will work.

?     Asked on 6/28/2019 by Grahame

I have a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro model number P6E6C-204L 1/2 horsepower 0.95 S.F. HP. Is this the right kit?

A  Answered on 6/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Grahame. This is the correct kit if your pump was manufactured prior to February 2015.  

?     Asked on 8/12/2018 by Keith

My pump is about 2-1/2 years old, and runs continuously but only in summers. It's starting to get louder and louder. Does this kit have the parts I need?

A  Answered on 8/13/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Keith. This kit consist of the pump seals, it sounds like the motor bearings are failing. You will need to replace those bearings or the motor. 

?     Asked on 6/26/2018 by kevin gibson


A  Answered on 6/26/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, that is the correct seal /GOKIT but the correct motor is the model UQC1102

?     Asked on 6/15/2018 by

Hi. I'm replacing the motor on my in ground pool's pump. The pump is a STA-RITE P6E6F-207L, I think, but I can't tell for sure of the last character is an "L". What do I need besides the motor?

A  Answered on 6/15/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The last character is an "L" which is Model P6E6F-207L. You will need the Century B2842 Motor along with this  Tune Up Kit - GOKIT79 if it was manufactured prior to February 2015. 

?     Asked on 5/29/2018 by

Which is the right seal kit / tune up kit for motor # USQ1252?

A  Answered on 5/29/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So in order to locate the correct seal kit we would need to know the model name or number of the front pump housing that the motor is bolted to. If you cannot locate that you can always send us pictures of that housing to upload@inyopools.com so we can identify that for you.  

?     Asked on 4/10/2018 by Jason

Does this kit include the OEM shaft seal or the US Seal US-201V-CMS seal?

A  Answered on 4/10/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jason. It does not include the OEM Pump Shaft Seal or US-201V-CMS. It includes PS-201. 

?     Asked on 2/6/2018 by Chris

Is this the correct kit for A.O. Smith USQ1102?

A  Answered on 2/6/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chris. This kit is for the Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro Pump. We're unable to use the motor number to identify or confirm which kit it needed. 

?     Asked on 10/11/2016 by jim

Is this the correct kit for the SQ1102 motor ??

A  Answered on 10/11/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

This is the correct seal kit for the Max-E-Pro pump, but the motor information does not identify which seal kit you would need. You will need to identify the pump you have in order to verify the correct seal kit.

?     Asked on 10/15/2014 by Guest

My pump is not priming even after cleaning impeller. Will purchasing this kit aid in fixing that problem?

A  Answered on 10/15/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The seal kit can help with loss of prime. I can't guarantee that it will solve your problem. The loss of prime could be from an air leak at the valves or plumbing in front of the pump.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Nut Drivers, Socket Set

Seals were cracking and leaking

Written on 5/24/2021 by Guest

1. Shut off power to the pump at the circuit breaker panel
2. Ensure the power is off using an AC circuit tester
3. Loosen the PVC unions that connect the pump to the rest of the plumbing. Keep track of the O-rings in the unions.
4. Remove the band clamp holding the pump halves together
5. Loosen the 2 stainless bolts holding the pump motor to the base
6. Move and angle the pump head away from the existing plumbing
7. Separate the pump head where band clamp came loose
8. To separate the halves, pull the strainer basket side of the pump head away from the motor. It comes straight off, but some twisting/wiggling may be required. Persistence is required but don't be rough with it. The resistance you feel is a large rubber O-ring sliding. If tempted to pry, use two plastic tools 180 degrees apart.
9. Remove the diffuser plate stainless screws and the plate.
10. Install a new seal
11. Remove the impeller bolt - REVERSE THREAD
12. Unscrew the impeller - normal thread
13. Remove the shaft seal
14. Remove the 4 bolts holding the motor to the rear pump plate and remove the plate
15. Tap the existing seal out of the pump plate using a suitable socket
16. Lubricate the outside of the new seal and push into place
17, Reassemble the pump plate to the motor
18. Install the rest of the shaft seal (carbon to carbon)
19. Install the pump impeller and smallest O-ring (optional on some models)
20. Tighten the center bolt, but not overtight
21. Install the diffuser plate and a new lubed O-ring
22. Lubricate the large O-ring with silicone lube and slide the pump halves back together
23. Tighten the band clamp using the old large O-ring or a new one if you have a seal kit. The large O-ring likes to move around sometimes.
24. Reorient the pump head back in line with your existing plumbing and tighten the union rings by hand. Make sure that the O-rings for the unions are still in place.
25. Reinstall the two large stainless bolts that hold the pump to the base
26. Add water to the strainer basket to prime the pump
27. Test your work

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Socket Set

Seal wore out and water leaked into my front motor bearing seizing it up and ruining my motor

Written on 10/6/2017 by Guest

Installation of the new seals were a snap. The online instructions gave a lot of confidence. There were many O-rings in the kit that I didn't need so the purchase of only a pump seal would have worked on my Sta-Rite rebuild.
But the cost was negligible between the full kit and just the main seal.

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