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    Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    After the mega dust storm of yesterday evening in Phoenix the pump of our swimming pull won't start. We set it up to run at 4 AM daily. Could the dust have damaged it? We took the pump to a pool store to be tested. It worked there; it won'r start at home. Please help me out with any tips. We did clean the filters this AM. Thank you all.

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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    The only thing I can thing of is to make sure the breaker has not ben tripped.
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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    Does it make any kid of noise whe trying to start?
    It could be the timer contacts not making. Have you tried bypassing the timer?
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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by BadOleRoss
    The only thing I can thing of is to make sure the breaker has not ben tripped.
    Thank you for your reply My husband just checked the breaker and it seems OK

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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    Perhaps dust got in the receptacle... have you tried to plug something else in (perhaps a radio) to see if the outlet itself is working?
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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    If it worked when taken into the pool store it sounds like a power issue more then anything else. I would make sure all connections are solid and like Bama said check the timer. If its an Intermatic timer you might want to blow the box out with an air compressor and see if that helps.
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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    Endurance, don't click the "!" in the upper right to reply. You are reporting the posts as spam posts. Instead of replying in the forum, and only the moderators can see what you wrote. The reply button is at the bottom of the page.
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    Re: Can the Dust Storm Damage the Pool Pump?

    Sorry for that. Thank you all for your replies. I really appreciate your promptness. We will make sure we try all your suggestions.

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