I purchased and installed a Super Pump VS (variable speed) last year to replace a 15 year old single speed 1.5 HP Super Pump. 15 days out of warrantee, the pump stopped working. (I am in New York so the pump spent 8 months of that protected in my garage. The unit has 220v power coming into the unit but there are no indicator lights/display on the control box. Looks to me like there was an internal low voltage power supply failure that happened after a storm (lighting???). Looking at the Hayward parts site, the only part I can find is the motor complete with the control/drive box ticking in at +$500 for the unit. Spent 3 hours on hold with Hayward and still couldn't talk to a human.
#1: Anyone had any experience troubleshooting the electronics/drive on this unit?
#2: With a SWG, a ground level solar heater and a solar cover, I found that I ended up running it most of the time at the high speed to maximize the solar heater during the daylight hours. Didn't seem like I was getting much $$$ savings with the Variable speed since I was running at high all the time. With that combo, what would have made the most sense on operation.
#3: Considering just going back to a single speed SuperPump by just replacing the VS motor with the 1.5hp single speed motor and impeller. Considering that I threw away a few hundred bucks on the VS unit, this seemed like the cut my loses solution.
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