My no name pool pump has been eating up capacitors the last 6 months, I had figured pump motor going out since it was a cheapo ebay one previous owners put in, so been saving for a VSP. Anyways few weeks back it just stopped all together. Tried new capacitor, nothing. NOt even a hum or click. Spun motor freely on shaft and impeller, but just nothing. So I bit bullet and bought new pump. a Raypak ps165vsp. NEW, not used or flea market, though I was missing the unions that were supposed to be in box, but anyways thats another story.
So I read manual and it's simple, black wire on l1, red/white on l2, green on ground. Well my wires going to pump are two blacks and a green. But I marked the wires as I took off old pool pump terminal and put the l1 on l1 and so on. Even new connectors, stripped back new wire, etc.
Pump powers on to show the power LED, but nothing.
Old pump was wired to be controlled by mechanical dial timers. According to manual, if wired in like that, the timer will turn pump on and the programs will start. Basically saves me the trouble of pushing "on" each day. So like I said, I wired just like the old pump (which worked fine with timers for 2 years)
But like I said, nothing, no click, no hum, nothing. The Polaris booster pump on the second timer works fine, as I checked to just see if maybe some circuit board or something fried. No wires look crispy or burnt and nothing loose.
I think I must be missing something though, I'm sure it happens a pump being bad out of box, but weird that old pump suddenly stopped and wouldn't hum or click with power supplied, especially when shaft turned freely.
The wiring comes from a 40 amp breaker. At pool equipment it goes into a gfi box, then up to an old pool equipment control connector or something. Part 1094 on grey box. Has wires coming from gfi(breaker) on bottom gangle, pump on left gangle, then to timers on right. It look like it used to have switches, relays to control air pump and things, but burnt out long time ago, so they just wire connected all the wires below to their systems. Meaning power from breaker and gfi is going directly to timer box and air pump, and wires from timer controls to pumps.
Hope that made sense, its basically what used to be an old semi control relay box is now a housing for wire junctions..I could get a new outdoor box and just put all wires inside.
Is there something in my timer for the main pool pump that would not let pump come on? But would still let it power on? Should I just run new wires from new pool pump directly to the wires coming from the breaker/gfi?
Honestly I can't tell by ear if the pool pump timer is working, I hear gears grinding but could just been the Polaris timer. If the pool pump timer is not moving, would that keep the pool pump from coming on even if I turn switch on manually in timer box and press power on pump?
Just wondering what I coudl have missed