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    Pump Won't Come On

    Hi, when I went out to turn the pump on (I don't have mine on a timer) I flipped the switch and nothing. I replaced the switch and still nothing. It is a centrifugal pump with trap, PEA series Model and I'm not sure what other info I need to post. Please tell me it is not the motor which I replaced probably in 2003. Thank you.

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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Welcome to TFP!

    Is there a start capacitor on that motor? Although honestly getting 10 years out of a motor is pretty good these days I think.
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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Hi, and thank you for the welcome and trying to help me. It is much appreciated! I'm looking at my owner's manual for the pump and in the diagram it shows a Capacitor. Re: getting 10 yrs use - all of my equipment is the original from 89. I've had to replace the cloth filters and the motor 3 times and each time I turn it on I say a little prayer - either he wasn't listening or I forgot this last time.

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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Was the motor making noise prior to this episode? I second the start capacitor.

    Check this info out:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...l=1#post603542

    Sounds like the start capacitor.
    Easy fix.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKNvYeAAmjg
    or
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbIOltG4OaE

    Pumps may be a bit different, but it's the basic idea.

    Look on the old one and match it to the new one. Less than $15 delivered.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pool-Motor-S...-/200841201921

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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Does it hum when you try to start it? If so, I agree with the capacitor.
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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Hi and thanks for your help - sorry for delay in responding - re: noise - no the last time I turned it on - it was fine. I will check out the links you supplied - thanks again.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi and thank you. No the last time I turned it on - it was fine - that is what puzzles me.

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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    It could have been a sticking centrifugal switch. It may or may not happen again for a long time.
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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Nobody has mentioned it, but is the circuit breaker off/tripped?
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    Re: Pump Won't Come On

    Hi and thanks for the suggestion - it is the first thing I checked. My neighbor came over to check what was and wasn't getting power - unfortunately, I need a new motor and he said with the new motor I will want to replace the seals and something else (sigh)...I appreciate your help - thank you.

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