I found this problem this morning while working on another thread issue. I wanted to start a separate thread to keep things simple and maybe find an answer.
The pump motor is overheating and shutting off, cooling down, restarting,
I took the pump apart to see if there was a blockage. There was nothing inside causing the problem, and the shaft turned freely, so cleaned everything and put it back together. I lubed all the moving parts and o-rings so everything should be OK on the pump side. The pump still overheats on high speed; but now it will not start up on low speed. I wonder if I lubed something I shouldn't have?
So this tells me it is a problem with the motor itself. Leslie's can look at it with free labor. My other pool tech can come out for $49; but not until Tuesday or Wednesday. I finally got the pool clean and clear so I do not want to wait that long.
What are some possible fixes for the problem? Are there contacts or switches in the motor that should be relaced?