Hello! I need help from some smarter brains.
My Intex 637R 1000gph pump previously worked fine, but after a move it now shuts itself off after a few minutes, then restarts a few minutes after that, etc. The pump is rated to 1800W, is plugged into a 14G extension cord which is plugged into a 110v/50hz outlet(we live overseas, so the house is converted 220->110v, but the European Hz remain.
I tried the following: changing extension cords, changing plugs, plugging the pump into a transformer that was then plugged into a 220V outlet, and replacing the pump. The problem persists.
Here are my thoughts, but electricity is Greek to me, so I could be waaaay off.
Could it be a Hz issue, since the pump is designed for 60Hz and is getting 50Hz? If so, why did it not do this in Portugal where we were in a similar situation?
Could it be a voltage issue? The house current runs at about 125V. I tried plugging it into a surge protector without any improvement.
Could it be a GFCI issue? We don't have any GFCI outlets here in our house, but the pump plug itself is a GFCI, I think. Also, I wouldn't think that would go back on, or consistently shut off after a few minutes, but rather would trip off right away.
That's all I have. Any help will be greatly appreciated. FYI, we live overseas- everything I replace has to come from online and take about 2 weeks to arrive.
It was 107 degrees today- we NEED to get this pool up and running!