I replaced my generic pool pump which began failing last year with a Pentair 011013 VS3050 pump which had been running a pool dealer/contractor indoor display pool. Its overkill for my pool but the price was right. Installed it a couple of weeks ago and it ran great on all speeds for nearly a week - its on a generic Intermatic timer. I had been running it on speed 2 (1500rpm) most of the time. When I checked in on it last weekend the keypad was unresponsive to any key presses including off/on and all leds were off. The pump still starts up fine from the timer and runs on Speed 2 which is correct since it was the last speed run before power was removed.
After some extensive online searching I found some instances where water must have seeped in it (maybe gaskets dried out?) - a Pentair rep weighing in on the thread said the keypad could not be replaced - that the whole drive assembly must be replaced. However I found an instance where the keypad was removed dried and cleaned and came back to life. I also have found what appears to be the correct keypad assembly online at several sites for in the neighborhood of $150..
I really like the pump but as I see it I have essentially 3 possible solutions and was hoping someone familiar with the 3050 at TFP could weigh in.
1. Replace the keypad (Cheapest and simplest solution but there is conflicting info if this can be done)
2. Replace the complete drive assembly (Expensive but may be most reliable solution)
3. Bypass keypad with external/remote control system (Expense on order of replacing drive assembly)
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated,