New to the forum. Looks like it will be a great resource for my current problem and many in the future I am sure. Pool owner for three years now and just starting to get the hang of it.
This year a few problems creeped up. Booster pump leaking and went bad. Had a quote from the local pool repair for about 600 bucks!!! Yikes. Decided to do some research and purchased a new replacement Afras 3/4hp booster pump for my polaris.
Went to install tonight and all seemed easy and straight forward. Three wires. Green ground, negative and positive. Well the terminals on the back of the new pump are not labeled pos and neg but rather L1 and L2??? I went ahead and put hooked up the same as the old pump was with the positive or red wire on the bottom and the negative on the top.
It was prewired for 120v but can do 240. I switched the pump on and it hummed...then had a small spark and quit. I am thinking I should have reset it for 240 as that is what i believe my elec is set for.
Opened the back up and didn't see visible damage or wire problems. Is it possible that I damaged the motor? It was only on for a matter of 4 seconds.
Anyone had this happen? Thoughts? My next step is to bump up to 240 and try again but I wanted to get some advice first.