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I have a TriStar VS Pump - model: SP3200VSP. It was flooded

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I have a TriStar VS Pump - model: SP3200VSP. It was flooded and the motor was under water and the "brain box was open to the water. Can I just replace the motor and the control box or would it just be better to replace the pumpaltogether
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: 2 weeks
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not now
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  David Bowden replied 1 month ago.

F​rom your post am I correct that there are 3 pieces, pump, impeller assembly, and control panel? If so the impeller assembly has moving parts and should be inspected for proper lubrication. The motor can be bench tested and inspected for internal damage and then a decision can be made as to replace or keep. The control box can also be tested and inspected for internal damage.

I would not replace anything if it is still working, after it has been inspected and tested by a trusted technician.

Expert:  David Bowden replied 1 month ago.

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