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    Pump turns off

    The timer switch is still in the on position and the breaker is set, but the pump turns off. Its not a PG&E issue because the waterfall pump still works. I am not hearing any extra noises from the pump as if it is straining...

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    Re: Pump turns off

    Welcome to TFP.

    Is the motor hot when it stops?
    What happens if you manually turn the timer off then back on?
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    Re: Pump turns off

    Yes, the motor is very hot and flipping the switch does nothing.

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    Re: Pump turns off

    Pool pumps are intolerant of voltage deviations from spec (they get hot and trip the thernal protection), you also need to check (with the power off) that the shaft / impeller turn freely. If this isn't also right, , again the motor will heat up and thermal trip.
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    Re: Pump turns off

    How old is the pump?
    Has anything changed lately? (eyeballs removed, filter changed, plumbing reworked,etc.)
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    Re: Pump turns off

    No nothing has really changed.. the pump is about four years old. I tried switching the condenser between the waterfall pump and the main, but that it did seem to change anything...

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    Re: Pump turns off

    Quote Originally Posted by pkozicki
    No nothing has really changed.. the pump is about four years old. I tried switching the condenser between the waterfall pump and the main, but that it did seem to change anything...
    Did it or did it NOT seem to change anything ? Your sentence is unclear....
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    Re: Pump turns off

    It did not change anything, it still turns off. When I got home tonight it was hot and smelling of burned motor but going... I pulled it out and the impeller turns fine.

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    Re: Pump turns off

    It's probably time for a new motor. What model pump is it?
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    Re: Pump turns off

    just happened to me
    came home pump was not on but hot as ****

    turned power off to it
    let it cool down some

    turned it on started up made alot of noise

    turned off took the motor off of housing

    spins up fine but noisy

    time for a new pump

    picked up a new pump
    AMAZING difference
    much higher pressure
    much higher volume of water movement
    vacuuming is a lot quicker now due to increased suction pressure

    the age of the old pump was unknown as it came with the house when i bought it
    11,000 gal inground fiberglass pool
    Aquarite SWG system

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    Re: Pump turns off

    No sticker except for the one that give volts, hp etc. It says its a Smith 2.2 hp. Is rebuilding it a good option?

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    Re: Pump turns off

    Replacing the motor is probably worth it but they won't rebuild that motor. I'd still suggest a 2-speed motor.
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