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    Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    We moved into our house last year, and this was my first time cleaning the filters. Once I reassembled everything, the pump motor wouldn't turn on. I tried resetting the GFCI plug, breakers, and nothing seems to be working. The pump is running on a 220v breaker, the lights (they're on a separate breaker, but also connected to the pump electrical) are also not working. Is it possible that I accidentally sprayed water on something that shouldn't and it just needs to dry off? If that doesn't work, what are some steps that I can do to troubleshoot the problem? I'm guessing that if I cannot get it working, I'd call an electrician, and not a pool tech?
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    Check the main breaker in the house that feeds the sub panel.
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    I did that, but it wasn't tripped. I went ahead and reset it as well, but still didn't work.
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    The GFIC may have gone bad. Do you have a GFCI breaker? Longshot, check any GFCI plugs in the house and see if they need resetting.
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    I should also mention, that along with the pool lights the outlet, that is connected to the pump electrical box, is not working. We also checked all GFCI outlets in the house.
    DFW, Texas, 24,337 gallons, IG, plaster, 1.5 HP Jandy (90 GPM), Jandy cartridge filter (580 sq. ft), Polaris 280 w/ booster pump, built 2012, TF100 test kit

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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    Sounds like the main breaker in the house to me. Are you sure you tried to reset the right one?
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    If a GFCI is bad will the small light on it still come on when you test the outlet? It does, and was on when I first went to turn the pump back on. So it tripped at some point.

    Edit: Yeah, I was checking the right breaker. None were tripped though.
    DFW, Texas, 24,337 gallons, IG, plaster, 1.5 HP Jandy (90 GPM), Jandy cartridge filter (580 sq. ft), Polaris 280 w/ booster pump, built 2012, TF100 test kit

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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    Sounds like you have power to the GFCI breaker if the red led is lit. Why all your other breakers don't work is kinda of a mystery. You may actually really have a short somewhere that needs to be looked at. May want to hire a pro electrician to take a look.
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    I'm giving it the night or so to possibly dry out. Luckily, it's still pretty hot at night in Texas so that may work. If not, I'll try and find an electrician sometime tomorrow morning.
    DFW, Texas, 24,337 gallons, IG, plaster, 1.5 HP Jandy (90 GPM), Jandy cartridge filter (580 sq. ft), Polaris 280 w/ booster pump, built 2012, TF100 test kit

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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    I don't have an answer, but ...... While you are waiting to get the electrical issue figured out -- don't forget to test and dose the pool with bleach if needed. Add and brush around to mix it in. No need to let the pool go green waiting to fix the pump.
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    Yeah thanks, I was going to add a bit more than normal in the morning and give it a good brushing. I jokingly told. My wife I was going to have to add a bunch of chlorine to the water and get in and slosh around to mix it up... She looked at me like I was crazy.

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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    I know that look!
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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    Well I gave it the night to possibly dry out, and it is still not working. I guess it's time to call and electrician and hope they can get out before next week.
    DFW, Texas, 24,337 gallons, IG, plaster, 1.5 HP Jandy (90 GPM), Jandy cartridge filter (580 sq. ft), Polaris 280 w/ booster pump, built 2012, TF100 test kit

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    Re: Pump Won't Turn Back On After Cleaning Cartridge Filters

    There was a short in the switch that was used to turn off the power to the pump. It was replaced and everything is back to working again.
    DFW, Texas, 24,337 gallons, IG, plaster, 1.5 HP Jandy (90 GPM), Jandy cartridge filter (580 sq. ft), Polaris 280 w/ booster pump, built 2012, TF100 test kit

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