Re: How long should a pump motor last?
While Al is usually more knowledgable about pumps than I am, I have some questions:
Originally Posted by Spurgeon
1) Are you replacing just the motor? How do you know the pump isn't making the motor work too hard?
2) How's the pressure on the system? If it's too low the motor may spin to fast, too high it will lug and burn out the motor.
3) How's your current? If the voltage at the pump is dropping too low, or spiking too high, you'll burn out motors. And that would probably indicate a wiring problem.
These are just starter questions.....
16'x40' rectangle 19K gal AG vinyl pool; ; Hayward T210 sand filter and 2 Speed Superpump 1hp pump; Solar heated. Test kit: PS 233; PF:6.3