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    New pump

    I just bought a house that came with a pool. As soon as I turned the pump on it shorted out. I had to purchase a new pump and it seems like it's running a little hard, maybe even over loading? After a few minutes of running the pump shuts off and it won't turn back on. It's supper hot at touch and the psi gauge on the filter does not indicate any pressure.
    Can someone please help. What could be the problem?
    Could it be the filter?

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    Re: New pump

    Hello and welcome to TFP! First thing we should verify .... is there any water moving through the pump/traveling through the pump's strainer basket? Is that basket full of water?

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    Re: New pump

    When you say that you had to replace the pump, did you replace the entire pump or just the motor? And if just the motor, are you sure you got the right size?
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    Re: New pump

    I replaced the entire thing and yes, I brought the old system with me to make sure I got the right one.



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    Re: New pump

    There is water in the basket and there is water moving through it. I will fill my info asap



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    Re: New pump

    Hey Texas Splash
    Yes there is water moving through the pump and the basket is full of water. I will fill in my info asap
    Hello mas985
    I Replaced the entire pump. I brought the old pump with me to make sure I got the right size.
    Thank you so much for all and any help



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    Re: New pump

    Sounds like a bad pump, defective out of the box.
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    Re: New pump

    The old owner of the house said the same thing.
    Does this happen a lot, motors coming bad straight out of the box?



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    Re: New pump

    Not a lot but it does happen once in a while.

    One thing to check is to make sure nothing got stuck in the impeller during setup or first run.
    Mark
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