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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.
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    New Hayward cell is installed and generating. I did have to recalibrate the controller but other than that it was easy peasy. Thanks for all your help.
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    Need drop in pool light suggestions

    I know, I think you are right. Just wishful thinking on my part but was hoping technology had advanced enough that there was something out there. My pool liner guy, who has been doing pool work for 40 years, looked over the pool light and niche thoroughly when he had the liner down and said it...
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    Need drop in pool light suggestions

    Our pool light (probably 20+ years old) never worked in the 8 months we've owned our house. When we had the pool liner replaced we removed the light and covered the niche up because it was going to take jackhammering concrete to get a replacement. So....what are your suggestions for lights...
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    New Hayward cell is on order from Amazon and will be here tomorrow. As far as the dial...the numbers move smoothly as I rotate it so it appears to be working correctly. I guess I'll just need to remember I'm 10-15 percentage points off when I set it. I assume the diagnostic screen is what I...
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    It stabilized at around 800-900 before going to zero. Another weird thing I noticed now that I’m learning more about these diagnostics is that the % output diagnostic level is reading 65% even though the dial is set on 50%. Is that normal?
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    Everything is identical expect the salt is now reading 1600. Nine years sounds like a good life for one of the cells based on what I’ve read on here so time to replace?
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    Alright, I’m back from vacation so here are my diagnostics and the serial number from the cell. I’m just going to guess the diagnostics zeros are not a good thing... 1700 (tested at 3400) 85 31.3 0.00 65P 0 AL-0 R 1.59 T-15 The salt cell serial number is 3E1008-2028683
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    And this is a new fill up because we had the liner replaced so the salt cell hasn’t worked since last fall. Not sure how it just fails over the winter but it appears it may have. I was stupid and left it out (I am pretty confident previous homeowners did too) over the winter so that could be the...
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    Salinity is right around 3200-3400 tested with my Taylor kit and from my local pool store. The Aquarite controller will only read 1500-1700 no matter if I reset or recalibrate so the check cell/low salt light is always on and thus won’t generate. I’m on vacation right now so don’t have access to...
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    Need Hayward T-cell-15 replacement...

    So turns out I need a new salt cell. I inherited a Hayward T-cell-15 when we bought the house last fall and evidently it went bad over the winter. Should I just replace with the same cell and spend about $600 or go with the Inyo Pools “generic” Pureline cell for $400? Did a quick search and...
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    New liner and city water - vacation soon! -updated w 1st TF-100 results

    No problem but we are definitely learning together because I'm learning from the rest of the great folks on here! I'm glad I found this site and the support it offers because as soon as I bought our house and knew I would be taking care of a pool for the first time I went in to a few pool...
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    New liner and city water - vacation soon! -updated w 1st TF-100 results

    Around 2, maybe 3 PPM. I've been adding a half gallon to a gallon of liquid chlorine every night depending on if the pool was used that day. We used it heavily over the weekend but nothing the past two days. Pool math suggests 50% output with 12 hours pump run time will give me 1.8 PPM so...
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    New liner and city water - vacation soon! -updated w 1st TF-100 results

    Test results as of this morning...how does everything look? I'm about to fire up the SWG and get it going before we leave for the week. FC 6 PH 7.5 CH 100 TA 90 CYA 70 CC 0 Salt 3400 CSI -0.78 Temp 80
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    New liner and city water - vacation soon! -updated w 1st TF-100 results

    Any problem adding all 15 bags today? I had planned to add 5 at a time spaced about 3 hours apart. First 5 dissolved immediately.
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    New liner and city water - vacation soon! -updated w 1st TF-100 results

    Ha, great idea. I’ll start adding it now!