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Thread: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

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    HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    I was out by the pool and noticed that the pump,motor cuts off but will start back up on its on. It has never done this or I dont think it has??? Is it the pump or motor as I have a motor I have never used just waiting
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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    What type of pump do you have? Is it on a timer?

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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    Sounds like your pump motor is kicking on and off. This will suck up a lot of electricity so fix it ASAP. Do you have info on the motor? Good luck.
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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    No it's not normal.

    Likeliest cause is the motor is overheating and the thermal protection is turning it off. Motor cools down and protection lets it start again.

    If the pump otherwise seems to be operating properly, check for obstructions around the cooling vents, pine needles, leaves etc. Clean them all out (you should do this periodically anyway).
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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    Sorry, for the 2nd username as I couldn't remember password and I am using a work computer, for this reply. I went out to pool and there was a weight in the pump basket that I had put there a while back as my backet is broke and wouldn't stay down. However after taking this weight out I think I may have fixed the problem. Could it be that easy???

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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    Well as I am sure was guessed motor/pump is still shutting off on its on. The motor is extremely hot to the touch. Guess she is overheating a tad, any suggestions since this might entail buying a whole know unit pump and all.
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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    A bad run capacitor can cause that to happen.
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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    Did you try cleaning out the cooling vents?
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    Re: HELP!!! or is this normal for the pump/motor

    the cooling vents look clean
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