The price of a new Hayward Super Pump is between $290 – $700 depending on what horsepower you have. You can rebuild your pump yourself and the parts will cost you around $50 with shipping.
You basically have two choices when your pump motor has froze. You try to unfreeze the pump with a hammer and hope to get lucky ( see below ) or you can rebuild it.
If you are not mechanically inclined you can also have a pump repair shop, or a mail in pool pump repair service, repair the pump for you. The price to have your pump rebuilt would be around $140 – $200 which is remarkably cheaper then buying a new one, and most rebuilt pumps come with warranties.
The Motor Bearings Can be Replaced
If you are mechanically inclined you can open up your pool pump motor and change the bearings inside. You will need a few specialty tools in order to replace the bearings on your Hayward Super pumps electric motor that is made by the AO Smith electric motor company
You will also need a bearing puller and an arbor press to re-install the bearings once you have removed them from the shaft. Motor bearings come in different sizes but the Hayward Super pump requires two 6203 ball bearings. Some older models of the Hayward Super Pump use a 6304 bearing for the front of the armature shaft and a 6203 bearing for the back of the motor armature shaft.
You Will Need To Also Change The Pump Seal
While you are talking about your pumps electric motor to replace the bearings, it is also a very good idea and also recommended that you change the pumps mechanical seal at the same time. You can buy a new mechanical seal for your pool pump and its usually priced under twenty dollars.
How To Unfreeze Your Hayward Super Pump ( Sometimes )
Sometimes when the pool pump sits for an extended amount of time the bearings can seize up from the moisture that is in the air. This moisture can also cause rust to build not only on the motor bearings but also on the motors armature. You can try a trick to get your pool pump running again if they are just lightly frozen and not completely rusted.
What you can do, is to take a hammer and tap the outside of the motor winding case to jar free and surface rust that may have built up over the time you were not using the pump. Sometimes just a few good taps will knock all the rust free and your super pump will run again.
Its better if you can do this with a friend, helper or neighbor. The best way to do it is, Have your friend turn the pump on while you tap the pumps motor a few good times and 80% of the time your motor will start working again.
Now this doesn’t mean your pump will be quiet, it just means you will be able to use it until you have the chance to have it rebuilt.