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    Intelliflo pump shot?

    I have an Intelliflo pump that is JUST over three years old (So out of warranty.) Noticed it wasn't running this evening. Go outside and the LCD is normal, but the Start/Stop LED isn't lit. Figured I must have left it off or something after cleaning the pool yesterday. Turn it on and it tries to start. RPMs come up, watts really don't. Then it goes to prime and RPMs go way up, watts barely come up. Almost no noise (Thing should be screaming right now.)

    Tried a few things, couldn't get it working. Flipped the breaker. Emptied out the water and can move the impeller freely. Filled it back up, breaker on, tried it again. Nothing.

    Took a video - sorry for the orientation. Anyone ever encounter this or had one apart? Really don't want to have to replace this and hoping I can get whatever parts are needed.

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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    I have had a few pumps do this and its just a bad board.. unfortunately buying a board you mid as well buy a new pump... i think the boards are about 600.00
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    Do you have surge protection on the pump power?
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    I have whole house surge protection on the main panel. Guess it's needed on the pool subpanel too? SWG is still powering, no way to tell if it's actually working now. . .
    Leisure Pools Riv 30, 8500 gal, IG fiberglass, 200 sqft cart filter (Clean & Clear 200), Intelliflo 3HP variable speed pump, Aqua Rite SWG, auto cover, installed 5/2013
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    It depends on how it was wired but usually you want local protection at the pool panel itself.
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    Do you guys recommend the same whole-house surges that would be used on the main panel at the pool sub panel?
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    Definitely! Too many times we see VS failures due to lack of surge protection.
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    Could you recommend a good surge protection for intelliflo?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Definitely! Too many times we see VS failures due to lack of surge protection.
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    I have a whole house surge (Leviton or one of the popular ones.) I'm considering a lightning arrestor from Delta (Delta Lightning Arrestors) and possibly the surge at my sub panel.

    I need to also open up my sub panel and make sure things are grounded correctly and separate from the neutrals, etc. Everything passed inspection when installed, and I'd like to think the installer and inspector did things right. Seems the grounding vs bonding makes the best electricians question how things should be from time to time. Too often these topics seem to get confused for each other.
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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    Can someone please post a picture or direct us to a thread that has the surge protectors. I took a close lightning strike and suspect my pump board is fried as well. I'd line to install a surge protector to protect the panel and pump if possible

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    Re: Intelliflo pump shot?

    Here is a good article on comparing surge protectors: What Whole-House Surge Protection?

    And here are a bunch of threads on it: Surge Protection
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