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Thread: Question on Hayward Pump, won't start

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    Jun 2011
    Northern Maryland (near Delaware)

    Question on Hayward Pump, won't start

    My Flex PVC broke loose somehow and it seems the pump ran dry for a few. Now if I flip the power it sounds like it wants to cycle then trips the GFCI. The shaft I am able to spin. It wants to start, the shaft spins a few times and I see waterflow in the basket then the GFCI goes out. It did get soaked, I wonder if something is 'wet', even thought it is outside.

    The pump is 1.5 hp Power-Flo LX rated at 70 GPM

    The filter (it was a combo) is a Hayward Dream Line s190TSCP that has a filter rate of 25 GPM and design flow rate of 45 GPM

    so my questions are, does it sound like the pump went? I plugged a hair straightener into the GFCI to see if it was tripping with a load on it and all is good.

    The pool store has Power-Flo LX and Hayward Matrix pumps for around the same price. They have both 1.0 and 1.5 hp.

    They are saying I probably should have a 1.0 hp since I am 15x30 above ground. I do know I do push a lot of pressure.

    I also wonder if the matrix is a better option?

    Here is my concern, I am hard piped except for the flex PVC, I want to minimize any repiping as I don't have time to repipe this week, if the matrix is an option any idea if the dimensions from the input/outputs are the same as the LX where it mounts?

    Also, is 1.0 a better option? I got the package from a reputable pool store installer maybe 6 years back.

    Could the GFCI be bad? I am thinking it is not. Since it can run a heating element.
    15'X30'X52" AGP AquaSports Grande Buttress Free (10,620 Gallons), Hayward Dreamline S190 W Zeobrite, 1.5 HP Hayward PowerFlo LX, AquaLuminator Light+ fountain attachment, Pool Rover, Tf-100 test kit, Speed Stir.

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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Question on Hayward Pump, won't start

    Depending on how long the pump ran dry, it may have heated-up enough to warp the seal which is allowing water to seep into the motor assembly when trying to prime which would explain the GFCI tripping. You might consider separating the wet/dry sections to inspect the seal and replace as necessary. That would certainly save you from having to re-plumb. Perhaps others will reply with a thought or two as well, to include your option to replace with Matrix model.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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