Replacing motor leads on 2 wire pump

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  1. TJanak

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    Are the motor leads replaceable on what appears to be a 2 wire Red Jacket pump? It was stuck when pulled so well co pulled the wires out but from what I know the pump was running before it was pulled. Hate to just junk the pump if it could be repaired.

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    Travis
     
  2. Boycedrilling

    Boycedrilling In the Trades

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    The motor leads are replaceable on the major Pump brands. Red jacket might be a problem though. In the 1980’s Red jacket was an independent company and manufactured their own motors. The first dealer I worked for sold red jacket pumps. Your 1/2 hp motor was made in 1998. By then Red jacket was owned by Marley. It went through two or three ownerships since. Along the way they quit manufacturing their own motor. I doubt if you could still get a replacement plug to fit that motor. Don’t don’t think there is a NEMA standard for the plug like there is for the motor end flange and spline.
     
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  4. valveman

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    I don't see the regular nut on the packing gland. I don't think those leads are replaceable.
     
  5. TJanak

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    That's kind of what I figured looking at the pump. Also a Google search for Red Jacket or Marley is fairly inconclusive, so I figured they'd been bought and sold several times. I may tear it apart and learn. Nothing lost at this point.

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    Share a picture or two of the teardown on this thread, if you do that.
     
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