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Well, so far so good...I am waiting to hear from the motor shop owner that he is done with everything..he felt it looked like it was going to be no problem to repair it from the condition he saw initially....we dropped it off at 8:30 and he said a good four hours or more...then I will know the fate of my (ha ha) disposable income this month...after property taxes, IRS & Wisconsin tax estimates, and holiday credit card bills have already taken their bite...January is always unreal...
When we got back to the house, George and I put some cloth into the pump pipe he removed...it pulled out with some rust on it, not a lot of loose stuff but some...so he took "The Works" which I had in the house for the bathroom and put it into the pipes that led from all the pumps (he took them all off the spa and did it on a table in the yard) and they all came out perfectly white again...he says this summer is the time to get in deeper to the bottom pipes to finish the job if it needs to be done...it was definitely rust.
later...for the final update...if it's soup or not...neither fellow thought the pump was going to be a problem...but then it hadn't been removed from the motor at that point...and George said he knew about those signs about pumps leaking but thanked you for the advice. as I do...
I would have been totally up a creek without him and you...The motor shop man says that he has been repairing these things around the lake for years and the companies make you send them back the parts that are defective and then you wait for a month or more before they give you an answer about replacement without a dealer working in the middle for you...so this was definitely the first and best route to take...
I feel very bad for anyone who bought from my dealer in the past year or so...at least I got a new control board when it went out initially without hassle, got some service and had 2 1/2 years with this pump before it gave me a problem...I may have caused the humidity problem myself which probably cooked the bearings because I had covered the whole side of the spa last winter with 1" pink insulating foam up against it to protect it from the cold..it may have not allowed the ventilation which is necessary to be there...(oh well, no one's perfect... )
Without help from you, John, I'd probably have gone and ordered a $500 pump too! May still have to do that...but hopefully not today.
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