Here's the background: I had a catastrophic failure in February. The freeze control failed and caused the filter bowl for the pool sweep to crack, when the pump cycle turned on, the pump ran dry and caused the motor windings to MELT. I replaced the small filter bowl and the motor, same type and size, AO Smith STS1152R. made the wire connections and turned the breaker back on. The digital controller gave the pump icon to indicate that it was on, but the motor would not start. I abandoned the controller in order to get the motor up and running while the new controller was on order, Intermatic PE15300 with freeze control. I wanted to just get the motor going and run it only on hi speed until the new controller came in. I connected the green wire to ground, black to hi speed and red to common and taped off the white wire since I had bypassed the outside switch and GFI and planned to use the breaker at the main power to turn the motor on and off. It worked beautifully, measured 120 volts from black to ground and 120 volts from red to ground for a steady 240 volts. Problem is, the motor will run for about 34 minutes (after some trial and error). So I just set a timer and ran it for 32 minutes then shut it down manually. If it runs longer than 32 minutes, the motor shuts off by the thermal overload protection. It does not trip the breaker at the main panel and will restart after an hour cool down or so. What is the problem? It's hot in Texas and getting difficult to keep the water clear. The new part from Intermatic has been on terminal backorder due to some manufacturing glitch. Can I get this thing going like it is to wait out the backorder?