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    Help me troubleshoot my pump

    Guys,

    I took the filter out the past weekend to clean(Unicel fg-1004). This the second time I have done this process. Anyways, the pool vacuum ran for 2 days until today. I checked the waste basket near the pump and water is not flowing. I noticed my vacuum "pool cleaner" is stuck (wheel is not spinning due to sand).

    I let some air out of the pressure valve but without any luck. Whenever I opened the backwash, water would circulate normally. Plenty of water run through the pump (I can see it from the glass with the basket).



    Thanks advance.
    TT

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    Re: Help me troubleshoot my pump

    Is there no water flow because the filter is dirty? Does cleaning the filter restore water flow? What is the filter pressure before and after cleaning? Often a rapidly clogging filter is caused by algae. Nothing clogs up a filter faster than an algae bloom.

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    Re: Help me troubleshoot my pump

    I cleaned the filter this past weekend. Right now its at 2 psi. Prior to cleaning the filter, it was about 8 psi. The tank is by Haywood (based on what I see here). The pump, the label is gone so don't know the brand, etc.

    Can a leaky backwash valve caused this issue. I noticed a small drip there (never leaked before until this past weekend as I turned to the open position).

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Is there no water flow because the filter is dirty? Does cleaning the filter restore water flow? What is the filter pressure before and after cleaning? Often a rapidly clogging filter is caused by algae. Nothing clogs up a filter faster than an algae bloom.

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    Re: Help me troubleshoot my pump

    Low PSI suggests a clog or problem on the suction side of the system. You might have a clogged impeller.

    As pooldv mentioned, post more info. How about posting a picture of the pump and/or the whole system.
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    Re: Help me troubleshoot my pump

    It is safe to say my current pump is 230v when it is hooked up to 2 20 amp breaker. If I turned one breaker off, the pump would not turn on. Looking to order a pump soon as this pump looks old.

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