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    Motor Start Switch

    Looking for a Motor Start Switch for a Pentair (Franklin Electric) 3hp WhisperFlo pool pump. Model 1203006405, 208-230v, 3450rpm, 16amp max., 1993, WFE12, Ser# 0793033. They apparently are no longer in production, but was hoping for a recommended substitute and where I might get one. I have a five-year old granddaughter standing beside me in her swim suit and towel in hand.....no pressure here......
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    Re: Motor Start Switch

    That's a hard one. All motors now are switchless. Best guess? Probably an old motor shop or like a penny saver add looking for some random person with an old motor laying around? Looks like new motor time, unfortunately.

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    Re: Motor Start Switch

    You should be able to search for electric motor centrifugal switch and find one that will fit it.
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    Re: Motor Start Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by OldPoolMan View Post
    That's a hard one. All motors now are switchless. Best guess? Probably an old motor shop or like a penny saver add looking for some random person with an old motor laying around? Looks like new motor time, unfortunately.
    Still looking for a motor start switch. The one in the Pentair WhisperFlo is a circuit board about 2" x 1" with two press-on connection contact points. A new 3hp pump is quite expensive. Do you know how much difference in volume of water moved is a 2hp vs a 3hp? Is there a calculation I can use?
    All the very best!

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