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    Pump Kicks on and off

    I just installed a new Spa Pack and it is 220v, and my old pump is 115v. Currently the pump will kick on for 5 seconds and then kick off, and then repeat this process forever. I cant get the pump to run continuously. Im entirely confused, can anyone help?

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    Re: Pump Kicks on and off

    Was the wiring changed to 220 volts? If it wasn't then, there's your problem.
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    Re: Pump Kicks on and off

    Bama is correct, the 115v wiring you have uses 1 ungrounded (hot) conductor, 1 grounded (neutral) conductor, and 1 grounding (ground) conductor. Where as 220v is supplied by using 2 ungrounded conductors. When replacing a motor for a pump it is wise to get a match that is as close as possible (HP, voltage, phase, frame, etc.)

    If you continue to run the pump you will probably burn it out in a short time.
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    Re: Pump Kicks on and off

    So the white neutral needs to be taken off and it should be good to go?

    The pump was already in place, I just replaced the Spa pack with Balboa VS500z.

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    Re: Pump Kicks on and off

    That would not work, because you still lack the second hot conductor. You'd need to have a double pole circuit breaker feeding your pump. I'd seek a professional electrician to properly feed this motor.
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    Re: Pump Kicks on and off

    So you didn't replace the pump, you only replaced the control?
    Was your old control 110 or 220 volts?

    I have to agree with Link, it's probably time to call an electrician.
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