Need a new motor for pump, but not sure which one.


I need to purchase a new motor for my pool pump. My grandfather is the one who maintains the pool and he is under the impression that he needs a new motor for the pump. I came across your website and thought it would be the perfect solution, but after showing my grandfather your site and the options you have for motors, he told me none of them would work. Now, I, myself, no nothing about pools, but I can’t imagine that none of the motors you sell, would work for us. I’ve included some pictures of the pump and motor we have, I hope you can help me find a motor! Thanks so much!

Heather Rodriguez

Hello Heather - The correct replacement pool pump motor would be model B795. If you post a picture of the complete pump we can try and recommend the tune up kit.

Awesome! Thanks so much for the help. Here are some pictures of the entire pump.

It’s hard to tell from these pictures the exact make and model of the pump. It may be an old Purex model. Do you have a close-up picture of the pump label?

This is the best picture I can get. Unfortunately, the sun has faded the actual numbers. I can make out 5100 for the serial number. But it pretty much looks the same in real life as it does in the picture, but yes, it is a purex.

It looks like the Purex AH Series. The tune up kit for that pump is GOKIT30.

Let us know if you need any additional help.

Great, thanks so much for your help Rob!

You’re welcome and thank you for shopping with Inyo!

I have a Pentair Challenger pump. THe pool size is 15,000 gals. The motor is making noise and I am told it is the bearings. I watched your video so I think I can change the bearings but I am undecided which route to take, new bearings or new pump. I bet you hear that often!

The pump I currently have(see attched pics) is less than 2 years old.Out of warranty but certainly not old. Please look at the specification tag and tell me if this is the correct pump. Also, please let me know, should I decide to purchase a pump, which one would be a good upgrade, effiency wise.


Al Jones


Hello SenorTools - Depending on how handy you are, the bearing replacement can be complicated. My recommendation would be to go with a new motor and then get the bearings to rebuild the old motor. This way you have a back-up in the future.

If you decide to go the motor route, one option would be model B2854. We would strongly recommend replacing the seals when you replace the motor. The correct tune-up kit for the Challenger pump is GOKIT5.

An energy efficient option would be model ECM16SQU. The ECM16SQU is a variable speed motor. This style of motor can save you up to 80% on your electric consumption.