Twice rebuilt AO Smith pool pump motor is chattering again

Posted By on July 29, 2017

RichInPoolIt is that time again … the pool pump motor is chattering and popping breakers. That is a likely indication that the bearings are worn and it is time to recondition or rebuild the electric motor. I’ve had pretty good luck the last couple of rebuilds, but this time I’m opting on ordering a new AO Smith motor on Amazon to match my the old one. Hopefully the "made in China" model uses the better grade of bearings, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

For now I’ll just replace the old motor and leisurely have the old motor rebuilt so I’m ready for the next time (5-7 years???).



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