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Thread: No electricity? Bad pump?

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    No electricity? Bad pump?

    I'm not sure if I have a bad timer or bad pump?

    I went to close the pool today by manually turning on the pump for a few more hours and nothing happened. The breaker was tripped, and I had no problems resetting it, but still no power. My voltage checker at the Intermatic mechanical timer and at the pump sounded a chirp, but when I turn the timer on I get nothing. Oh, btw, the pool light supplied by the same line works so maybe it's the timer? Can a local pool supply store hook up power to the pump to see if it works on their power?

    HELP!!! Leaving Saturday on business for a month so I have to get this done now. Any suggestions/thoughts? Bad timer or bad pump?


    Newbie and home improvement nut

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    Re: No electricity? Bad pump?

    Use a voltmeter to check the voltage on the line side and load side of the timer. Do you have a switch after the timer?
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    Re: No electricity? Bad pump?

    Do you know what setting(s) on the voltmeter I need to use? I've only used it to check continuity on appliance parts before. No switch after the timer, just the separate inbound lines going to en electrical outlet and pool light. Guess I could check the plug too, huh.
    Newbie and home improvement nut

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    Mar 2012
    Tampa Bay, Florida

    Re: No electricity? Bad pump?

    Use a range that says something like 250 volts AC.
    John (DIYer). Concrete, approximately 13,000 gallon in-ground pool with adjoining concrete spa. Approximately 40 years old. Hayward Super II pump for pool and legacy Anthony Sta-Rite bronze pump CF6 for spa, VA-26 filter,(2 sets), Rheem propane heater for spa. HASA Liquidator for pool.

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    Re: No electricity? Bad pump?

    Duh! I didn't notice that other breakers were off, namely the pump! Guess I need to check with the wife and my son to see who's the culprit!

    Sorry for the premature post!
    Newbie and home improvement nut

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