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    Booster pump won’t start

    Hi Dean, thanks very much for the suggestion. The dolphin robot looks great.
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    Booster pump won’t start

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will try turning the motor by hand. If the motor is dead, I will be interested in upgrading to a robot. I think I will do it sooner or later. Could you please provide more details on this? Thanks very much!
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    Booster pump won’t start

    I changed my main pump to variable speed a couple of months ago and it is working great. However, now my booster pump stopped working. It won’t start when I turn it on; I can only hear some humming sound. I replaced the capacitor with a new one, but still the same. Is the pump dead? This is a...
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    No ground wire to the motor

    Thanks very much for offering your help! I figured it out and replaced the variable speed motor. Thanks again!
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    No ground wire to the motor

    It is 240V. The white wire connected to power supply, so I guess both the white wire and the wire connected to terminal 3 are hot wire? Thanks.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    That green wire goes to the salt generator, and it connected with the blue wire in the yellow wire nut. The blue wire is connected to a bare wire in the box next to it. Wires at terminals 1 (white one) and 3 are connected to the power supply.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    Thanks very much for the suggestion. I do pay attention to it and trim around the boxes. Maybe I should cut it more to make the boxes clear. Thanks again.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    I think from where the blue wire is connected, and then go together with the other two wires in the tube to the pump. Any problem? Thanks.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    Thanks very much, Allen. The box has letters 101R there, so it confused me. Now I understand the wiring. The two red wires and the green one go left to the salt generator. Five wires to the right. The two connected to terminals 2 and 4 go to the pump, and the other three (the blue wire, and the...
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    No ground wire to the motor

    Yes, I have it for about 5 years and it always works with no problems. How should the terminals be connected? I found a manual online http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-T101R201-instruction-manual.pdf. But the diagram has only A, 1, and 2. How are they corresponded with the terminals...
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    No ground wire to the motor

    Thanks everyone for your advises. I think the blue wire is incorrectly used as a ground wire. I will ask an electrician to make it 100% sure. Thanks.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    The blue wire is connected to bare wire in the next timer box (see the last picture). The two boxes are side by side, so the blue wire is only less than 10 inch long.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    Yes, I guess so too. It looks that the other end goes to the timer box of the booster pump, and then to the power supply. I attached a picture for the wiring of the other timer box. Looks the green wire is connected to the naked wire in the picture. Does it sound like ground wire? Thanks very much!
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    No ground wire to the motor

    I attached two pictures for timer box.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    In the third picture, I wanted to show that the end of the wire winding around the tube is connected to anything (see the right bottom corner). I think the two red wires and a green wire go to the salt generator. Do you think the green wire is the ground wire? Thanks.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    How can I check if there are ground wire to the timer box? It is a T101R. Thanks.
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    No ground wire to the motor

    I am about to replace my old motor with a V-Green 1.65 HP Square Flange 48Y Variable Speed Motor, but found that there is no ground (green) wire attached to the old motor. There are only two wires, connected to L1 and L2. Outside of the tube for the wires that goes to the timer, there is another...
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    bolts on the seal plate

    Thanks very Texas Splash. I just bought some PB Blaster and applied it on the bolts. Usually how long should I wait for it to take effect? How again for your advice.
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    bolts on the seal plate

    I am changing my motor and am trying to separate the old motor from the seal plate. The bolts are too tight. I tried to use a breaker bar, but still cannot loose them. The bolts look fine, I attached a picture of them. Any suggestion on how to loose them? Thanks very much! Wan
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    Pump burned?

    Thanks very much, James. This really sounds a good choice. Usually how long will variable speed pumps last? It looks that professional installation is required for the warranty. Any suggestions on this (like service fee and normally how long will it take)? I checked the capacitor today and it...
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    Pump burned?

    I don't have automation. Just a vacuum that needs a booster pump. I think that's all.
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    Pump burned?

    Thanks, James! Do you have any variable speed pump to recommend?
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    Pump burned?

    Yes, it is the PacFab Challenger pump. I changed the capacitor last year. Can the failure of the capacitor cause the smoke from motor? The smoke did not look like from place of the capacitor. If I need to change the pump, what is the benefits of a variable speed pump? Thanks very much!