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    motor got wet??

    Hello all! I hope you can help me save my pump. Last night I started my pool and realized the hose leading into my motor was not tightened. Stupid me wiggled it before tightening it, I seriously don't know why, and guess what....my motor got wet, then hot, then stopped. If I let it cool off it will start again for several seconds before it gets hot again and shuts off (throws the little switch at the outlet). When I first had my little accident it also smoked and now it doesn't. Is that a sign it is drying out? Have I killed it?

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    Re: motor got wet??

    The magic smoke escaping is usually a sign of a dead motor, I would suggest letting it sit and dry for at least 12 hours and then try again.

    Ike
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    Re: motor got wet??

    Thanks! I will, it didn't smoke the last time I tried it but still cut off.

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    Re: motor got wet??

    A day baking in the sunlight may help too if your pad is exposed to direct sun
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