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Thread: The motor on my pump isnt working

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    May 2014
    Powder Springs Georgia

    The motor on my pump isnt working

    Hey y'all. I'm new to the site since yesterday and this is my first post. Yesterday after work I discovered that my pool motor isnt working. There is power going into it because if I click the main switch on the timer box I can hear it. The pool cleaner timer works fine and runs (only if the pump timer is also clicked to the on position). If I turn the cleaner to the off position and just put the pump in the on position I get nothing. I checked the breaker box and that was fine, I took the filter basket out and that's clean (but the water was very hot). I know how to take the impeller out since I've done that before and I can try and do that again if necessary. I've read on some threads to just hit it with a hammer. I'm not sure how comfortable with that because I dont know what kind of hammer or where and how hard to hit it. Please give advice on how to fix this. I just got the pool to sparkling blue and I really dont want that work to have been wasted. I am on my own without "man power" to help me or the money to pay someone to come and do it. I have to give it my best "girl power" possible. I appreciate you all in advance.
    22k gal inground 16 x 32 vinyl pool. Saltwater. Sand filter. Haywood Super Pump. Polaris pool cleaner.

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    May 2013
    Hudson, WI

    Re: The motor on my pump isnt working

    Is the pump running on 110 or 220 volts ??
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    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: The motor on my pump isnt working

    The three first steps to troubleshoot are 1. Is it getting power? 2. Is the impeller blocked? 3. Does the motor shaft spin easily if you try to turn it by hand?

    Can you tell if your pump uses a capacitor? Looks like a hump on the motor end of the pump.
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