Recent content by snmobley

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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    I ended up biting the bullet and replaced the motor. Nothing I tried worked and I needed to get it running to clean my pool out. I really appreciate all the help here...you guys are the best!!
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    We have had enough rain to float Noah’s ark the past two days but the pump has been exposed to the elements for five years so not sure if there is any correlation from the recent heavy rain to the motor not working. I’m going to check the new capacitor whenever I figure out how to. My multimeter...
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    No one in town had a new contact so I lightly sanded but no luck. I’m pretty bummed right now. Everything I’ve done I was like “this is gonna be it” but I’m still at square one.
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    James, thanks for all your help! So is the proper part name a “contact switch”? Is this a likely scenario for what happened? Original capacitor goes bad but pump tries to keep starting for a while, maybe even hours, and then ends up burning up the contacts? I replace the capacitor but it has no...
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    That’s what I figured. Headed to go buy a new one now if my local pool stores have them.
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    Just took this off. Looks like it might be the culprit. This is the contacts on the V thing. Clean with rubbing alcohol?
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    I’m not sure on the age. I inherited it when we bought the house 9/2018. Can you tell by the serial number?
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    Can you give me a little more info on the switch? What am I looking for?
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    Pump motor humming and not starting with new capacitor

    I’ve searched and have read several threads with what appears to be the same issue. I’ve tried everything I’ve seen suggested but no luck. Here’s what I’ve done... - new start capacitor - spun the impeller from the motor side using a screwdriver - spun the impeller from the strainer basket...
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    My first summer with a pool...is it this easy?

    First of all thanks to everyone who posts on this forum. I've learned a ton and was able to maintain the pool myself and I had never touched a pool before (other than cannonball'ing in someone else's) so I feel good about that. Below are my most recent test results and a couple questions...
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    New salt cell needed. Generic? Brand recommendations?

    I had this same question last month and ended up going with a replacement Hayward T15 versus the generic options. I bought off Amazon (I confirmed with Hayward that Amazon was an authorized seller and the three year warranty would be honored if I had an issue) because the price was only $100 or...
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    Need drop in pool light suggestions

    I tried the Nitelighter for anyone interested
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    Need drop in pool light suggestions

    He removed the light and put some kind of foam to fill the niche so it had support behind the liner. Can’t tell that there used to be a light behind it. I ordered an above ground LED pool light to see if I could find a way to hang it but it’s too short. It puts off enough light but...
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    Hayward T-15

    I bought a T15 and installed it yesterday. Came from Amazon for $520 plus tax. I do believe I saw that the 940 is only sold by pool stores and not places like Amazon.