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    Pool Pump just quit working

    I have this sand filter and pump:
    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Krystal-Fil ... B005076RUU
    I bought it last summer and it work really well. I shut it down after the season, but let the pool sit and get algaed up.
    I started filtering it out after killing the algae, but triple digits got the kids complaining they wanted to swim, well the pump ran then quit.
    I drained the pool early this week, scrubbed it out and started filling it up yesterday. Today, there was enough water to turn the pump and filter back on and it ran for about 1/2 hour then quit.
    I have an intex 18' by 48" circular quick set pool, running it with krystal clear saltwater generator.
    Did I burn the motor out?
    Joan
    Baltimore MD
    22500 IG Plaster
    DE Filter
    I don't know the the filter info other than it's original equipment (1988) and the Pool Guy laughed when he saw it. My husband has repleced the motor a few tmes with the (Anthony Pool)recommended pump size.

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    Re: Pool Pump just quit working

    Have you checked to see if you tripped a breaker? Also let it sit for a while and try it again, but make sure the filter is clean and there are no obstructions in the hose.
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    Re: Pool Pump just quit working

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Have you checked to see if you tripped a breaker? Also let it sit for a while and try it again, but make sure the filter is clean and there are no obstructions in the hose.
    If I let the pump sit for a while, it will come back on. Then after 1/2 hr will shut off.
    I just came in from pulling it apart. There was debris throughout the housing and I cleaned it out, washed off all the o rings and fittings. Pieced it back together and it is running again. Will watch to see if it goes off again.

    Am wondering if the pump loses prime and if the motor housing gets hot, the pump shuts off for safety.
    Joan
    Baltimore MD
    22500 IG Plaster
    DE Filter
    I don't know the the filter info other than it's original equipment (1988) and the Pool Guy laughed when he saw it. My husband has repleced the motor a few tmes with the (Anthony Pool)recommended pump size.

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    Re: Pool Pump just quit working

    Quote Originally Posted by jdaniels
    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Have you checked to see if you tripped a breaker? Also let it sit for a while and try it again, but make sure the filter is clean and there are no obstructions in the hose.
    If I let the pump sit for a while, it will come back on. Then after 1/2 hr will shut off.
    I just came in from pulling it apart. There was debris throughout the housing and I cleaned it out, washed off all the o rings and fittings. Pieced it back together and it is running again. Will watch to see if it goes off again.

    Am wondering if the pump loses prime and if the motor housing gets hot, the pump shuts off for safety.
    Ok, I've just searched online for similar pump motors via the serial number and there has been a few posts regarding motor shut down if the unit gets too hot. Ill have to pull the complete housing to check the integrity of the cooling fan.
    Joan
    Baltimore MD
    22500 IG Plaster
    DE Filter
    I don't know the the filter info other than it's original equipment (1988) and the Pool Guy laughed when he saw it. My husband has repleced the motor a few tmes with the (Anthony Pool)recommended pump size.

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