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    No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    This AM, I didn't hear the normal humming of the pool equipment coming from the pool house. I went in and - silence. The breaker had not tripped. Even after turning the breaker on/off - I get nothing. What is my problem? A blown motor? I had just gotten my water clear and don't want to lose it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Re: No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    That's kind of vague. What all should be running? Just the pump, or is there other equipment that wasn't running either?

    Is the pump on a timer or other controller that starts and stops it?
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    Re: No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    There is no timer. The pump runs 24/7 and always has. I'm a new pool owner, but all that's in there is: pump and filter. That's why I thought it must be a motor gone bad.
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    Re: No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    Was the motor hot to the touch?
    What happens if you leave the switch off for a few minutes and then turn it back on? Does it hum for a few seconds?
    Are you comfortable testing for voltage at the motor?
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    Re: No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    Truthfully, I didn't touch the motor. I did try to turn breaker off for a few minutes and then back on - nothing happens - silence only. I'm not comfortable testing for voltage really. My wife thinks that she smelled a "hot" smell last night in there.
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    Re: No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    I suggest calling a friend with some electrical experience or a handyman and let them check it out for you.
    Without any indications except it not running, it's going to be impossible for us to tell you what's wrong.
    A friend that can test voltage would narrow it down a lot.
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    Re: No sound from pool equipment - please advise

    Check the circuit breaker at the house panel that feeds the pool house.
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