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    New pump not working

    Bought a new pump motor today. Wired it up and ran it long enough to check for leaks. I then pumped water to waste for about 10 minutes to lower the level of water in the pool. I then turned the pump back off to move the valve back to filter. When I went to turn the pump back on - NOTHING...not even a humming sound. I wired it the same way my old pump was wired - a black wire to the L1 and L2 and the green to ground. Any thoughts at to what could have happened?
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    Re: New pump not working

    Is it wired to a time clock? Or a breaker?
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    Re: New pump not working

    It has a timer but I turned it on manually. The breaker was on.

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    Re: New pump not working

    Silly question perhaps ... but are you sure the new motor was designed for the same voltage?
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    Re: New pump not working

    Yes, same voltage. I bought it from my local pool store. I brought my old motor in for them to look at and they gave me the replacement.

    18 x 36 vinyl liner IG pool, grecian shape, ~27k gal
    1.5 hp Hayward Super Pump, Hayward DE3620 Filter
    Hayward Aqua Rite Electronic SWG, Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner
    TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir

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    Re: New pump not working

    It was a long shot. No sound at all seems odd if you've ruled-out the basics already (breakers, etc). Maybe you could disconnect power, pop-off the rear cover just enough to get a wrench on the shaft to see if it's frozen somehow? Give it a couple turns. If that doesn't help, maybe it's just a bad motor off the shelf and the store will give you an exchange? Others here may have some testing tricks from the load connections to the capacitor, etc, but that's a bit past my daily DIY skills.
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    Re: New pump not working

    Thanks. I'll go back to the store tomorrow and talk to them. I'm definitely no electrician so I was just hoping I hadn't done something dumb to burn it up!

    18 x 36 vinyl liner IG pool, grecian shape, ~27k gal
    1.5 hp Hayward Super Pump, Hayward DE3620 Filter
    Hayward Aqua Rite Electronic SWG, Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner
    TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir

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    Re: New pump not working

    Sounds like it is hooked up correctly.
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    Re: New pump not working

    Quick update - the owner of the local pool store came out yesterday afternoon and looked at the pump. He couldn't find the problem with the pump so he wound up replacing it for me. I'm up and running now! Thanks for all the replies to my questions!
    18 x 36 vinyl liner IG pool, grecian shape, ~27k gal
    1.5 hp Hayward Super Pump, Hayward DE3620 Filter
    Hayward Aqua Rite Electronic SWG, Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner
    TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir

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