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    Ecotech EZ motor failure

    I have a 2-year old Ecotech variable speed pool pump motor that just failed. The run/start button flashes green continuously and the other buttons and the display do not work. I tried a factory reset and power cycling, but that did nothing. The shaft turns freely when disconnected from the pump, so I am thinking it is an electronics issue. Does anyone have experience in repairing these units? Already tried Nidec (formerly Emerson) and the place where I bought the pump, but both were unhelpful.

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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Did you install a power surge protector when you installed the motor? If not, you may have a bad drive on your hands and unfortunately, they are not easily repaired unless you are an electronics wiz.
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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Did you install a power surge protector when you installed the motor? If not, you may have a bad drive on your hands and unfortunately, they are not easily repaired unless you are an electronics wiz.
    No, I do not have a surge protector, but all other home electronics was functioning at the time the motor quit.

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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    The number 1 reason VS drives fail is because there is a lack of surge protection. They are extremely sensitive to power surges. Home electronics survival means nothing.
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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Have you found the solution, I have same problem

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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Quote Originally Posted by jrusher1 View Post
    I have a 2-year old Ecotech variable speed pool pump motor that just failed. The run/start button flashes green continuously and the other buttons and the display do not work. I tried a factory reset and power cycling, but that did nothing. The shaft turns freely when disconnected from the pump, so I am thinking it is an electronics issue. Does anyone have experience in repairing these units? Already tried Nidec (formerly Emerson) and the place where I bought the pump, but both were unhelpful.
    Have you found a solution? I have same issue

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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Still looking for a solution

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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Maybe take it to a place where they do motor repair or electronics repair (tv, computer etc).

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    Re: Ecotech EZ motor failure

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    The number 1 reason VS drives fail is because there is a lack of surge protection. They are extremely sensitive to power surges. Home electronics survival means nothing.
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