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    Pump not turning on

    We have an intex above ground metal frame pool. We have the 1000 gal pump. We finally got everything set up today and the pump won't turn on. Last year, it wouldn't turn on until I moved it to a different outlet inside the house and it worked all summer. This year, we've tried the exact same outlet and several others. Not turning on. It will turn on for a second when we push the test button on the plug. help please!!!

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    Re: Pump not turning on

    Welcome to TFP!

    The GFCI on the plug end of the cord may have failed.
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    Re: Pump not turning on

    Quote Originally Posted by kmills385 View Post
    We have an intex above ground metal frame pool. We have the 1000 gal pump. We finally got everything set up today and the pump won't turn on. Last year, it wouldn't turn on until I moved it to a different outlet inside the house and it worked all summer. This year, we've tried the exact same outlet and several others. Not turning on. It will turn on for a second when we push the test button on the plug. help please!!!
    The fact that it won't turn on may have saved your life, believe it or not. You have a ground fault somewhere in the pump. Try and find out where. Could be a leak or a loose wire. But before GFCI protection it was a good way to get killed.

    So be thankful for GFCI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    The GFCI on the plug end of the cord may have failed.
    This is a possibility too, but I'd look hard for a ground fault.
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