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    Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    Hi from Australia. I'm desperate for some help with our Intex Sand Filter 2650.
    We are newbies to swimming pools and purchased our first pool in Dec 2011 and finally installed it in March 2012.
    The pool filter has been working each time we used it until late April when we stopped using it due
    to an unwell child (pool furthest thing from our minds).
    Pool was going green with floating algae so we did a shock treatment as per bottle of chlorine we had from our local pool store
    and turned filter on. Also added a product we have in Australia called Crystal Clear. Turned filter on last night with timer on for 12 hours.
    Came out this morning and pool much clearer but the filter will not run properly. The outlet flows with whatever water is in the tank but the inlets are not sucking any water into the filter.
    Filter will turn on for around 15-20 seconds then turns off with a burning motor smell.
    We have
    1. Undone, emptied and done up every hose and connection. Have also checked each hose for debris
    2. Taken skimmer basket hose off the connection so that only the outlet is visible and is completely underwater. (all outlets and inlets underwater)
    3. Have opened the sand filter and there is sufficient sand in the barrel.

    Is there anything we have missed. Filter just out of warranty and don't particularly want to replace it.
    Appreciate any help we can get.
    Thanks
    Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 48' u/ground pool, Intex 2650 Sand Filter
    Installed March 2012

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    Re: Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    It sounds like something is stuck in the impeller. Have you taken the casing off the pump?
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    Re: Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the reply.
    I am a real newbie at this.
    What do you mean by impeller?
    Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 48' u/ground pool, Intex 2650 Sand Filter
    Installed March 2012

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    Re: Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    That's the part inside the pump that spins and actually moves the water. You have to take the front cover off the pump to get to it.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    Thanks for the suggestion Dave.
    Took the front off the pump and checked the
    impeller.
    This is clear and does spin. Just not sure if is going as fast as it needs too.
    We aren't getting enough suction from the inlet values.
    Any other ideas?
    Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 48' u/ground pool, Intex 2650 Sand Filter
    Installed March 2012

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    Re: Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    Since you smell a burning odor the motor could not be kicking out of start speed. It could be a stuck start switch. It'll be under the back cover on the motor.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Intex Salt Filter 2650 - Deperate for help

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for all the suggestions. We checked them all and nothing made any difference.
    We also bypassed the filter and recirculated the water directly back into the pool to check the flow rate.
    It has just about died, now with a puff of smoke everytime it cuts out, and it turns out the motor will be replaced by Intex.
    Thanks again for all your help and we will certainly be back to learn everythng we can so we wont be newbies anymore!
    Enjoy your Summer swimming (it's way to cold here in Australia!)
    Rhona
    Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 48' u/ground pool, Intex 2650 Sand Filter
    Installed March 2012

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