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    Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    They are coming to fix it, but can I shower it with cold water without doing damage? Thanks
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    Probably not wise to do. I would just turn it off until they can fix it or turn off what ever they connected on the circuit. BTW, what did they put on the circuit and can the circuit handle the amperage of both devices?
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    They put three sump pumps under my house that draw power all the time; granted not as much as when they occasionally are pumping. I also have my pool light and some outdoor lights on that circuit. Never had a problem until they did that.
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    I was under the impression that a pool should be on its own dedicated GFCI circuit. More than one reason for that I suppose. But you would think an electrician would know that as well unless it was too much work to try and run a new line for your sump pumps. Just my guess. Maybe he did the math and figured it "should" be okay.
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    Lol. Probably so. I unplugged the sump pumps and so far so good.
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    I unplugged everything and it still overheats- even at night. I took it apart and everything was clean. Any thoughts? Thanks
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    I think them adding the pumps and the overheating is a coincidence. Adding load to a circuit wouldn't cause the pump to overheat. If it did anything it would have caused the breaker to trip.

    Pump motors run hot to begin with. How hot is it getting? Do you have something that you can actually test the temp with? If not, can you force yourself to hold your hand on it for 8 seconds?
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    Not only should the pool have it's own dedicated circuit, I don't think you want the sump pumps sharing a circuit with anything either...when the sump pumps are needed, you don't want to have anything interfere with their ability to do their job, such as overloading a circuit and then getting water in your basement....
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    Re: Pump overheats ever since electrician put something else on that outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
    I think them adding the pumps and the overheating is a coincidence. Adding load to a circuit wouldn't cause the pump to overheat. If it did anything it would have caused the breaker to trip.

    Pump motors run hot to begin with. How hot is it getting? Do you have something that you can actually test the temp with? If not, can you force yourself to hold your hand on it for 8 seconds?
    No, I can't even put my hand near it because of the radiant heat. No telling what the temperature is. I leave it off during the day and turn it on at night. It does a little better at night.


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