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    Overheating pump?

    Hi,
    Our pump worked fine all summer, with more than 40 100+ degree days, and now I think it is overheating! It was on a timer and running 6-8 hours a day all summer. I can turn it on manually, it runs for a few minutes, then turns off. I haven't noticed it turning itself back on. I cleaned out the pump basket, stuck my fingers into the pump and found nothing, PSI seems normal, etc. Any ideas? (FYI - I am not very comfortable taking the pump apart!) Also, this is year 2 for the pump.
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    Re: Overheating pump?

    Is it making any new noises since the problem started? If it is plugged into an outlet, try getting a heavy duty extension cord and plug it into a different outlet. Also if it is plugged into a timer try removing the timer and plug the pump directly to an outlet. We need to try and isolate a few things and make sure where the problem is located.
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    Re: Overheating pump?

    Can you hold your hand on the motor for 8 seconds when it shuts down?
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    Re: Overheating pump?

    I uplugged from the timer and put directly into the outlet. Didn't try the extension cord, but everything else from that electrical box is running fine.

    No, definitely cannot hold my hand on it for 8 seconds!

    It is all unhooked and in the back of the van to go to the electrician tomorrow. I hate hooking everything up again! And my ball valve under the skimmer is not blocking everything, so I'm losing water, too.
    Intex 18' x 48" metal frame
    Hayward 1 HP/ 100 sq ft XStream cartridge filter
    Intex SWG
    2 2x20 solar heaters on separate pump
    still a work in progress...

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    Re: Overheating pump?

    Put a plug in the skimmer to prevent all the water from leaking out, or attach a hose to the skimmer and put the other end back in the pool.
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