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    Whisperflo Pump isues

    Just had a bad rain storm and the pool water level is very high. I think the internal overload is kicking on and off to keep the motor cool. I have cleared any obstructions from the vents.

    Please help
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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    Check the impeller for debris too. Is it pumping anything before it cuts off or is it sitting still and humming, then kicking off?

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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    You want to check everywhere for anything that might be restricting water flow, the skimmer basket(s), the pump strainer basket, any valves set wrong, etc.
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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    Quote Originally Posted by spishex
    Check the impeller for debris too. Is it pumping anything before it cuts off or is it sitting still and humming, then kicking off?
    Could not find anytyhing stuck or blocking anywhere. It is making a funny noise starts to pump and cuts off. Does not smell so good either.
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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    How long does it take to overheat?

    I'd break this thing down so you have the motor with seal plate and impeller (diffuser removed) sitting to the side, then turn it on for a sec and see how it sounds. If it still sounds bad, remove the impeller and seal and try again. You should also take a look around the backside and check for any shorts or loose wires.

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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    Quote Originally Posted by spishex
    How long does it take to overheat?

    I'd break this thing down so you have the motor with seal plate and impeller (diffuser removed) sitting to the side, then turn it on for a sec and see how it sounds. If it still sounds bad, remove the impeller and seal and try again. You should also take a look around the backside and check for any shorts or loose wires.
    Talked to Pentair they said it sounds like the bearings undr warranty though.
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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    Ah! Warranty replacement on the whole thing is definitely one way to change out a capacitor. Good news.

    *Sheesh. Nothing to do with caps in this thread. I've just got them on the brain for some reason...

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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    Quote Originally Posted by spishex
    . You should also take a look around the backside and check for any shorts or loose wires.
    UHMMM... most of the time if you looked around my backside, you'd find shorts (though never wires)

    I've been following this because I only see a couple whisperflos each year and was hoping to pick up some 'tips and tricks' for them.

    I'm very happy that this is a warranty issue Let them deal with it but, please tell us what they do to correct the problem
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    Re: Whisperflo Pump isues

    Pool store (pentair service provider) came out first thing he did was mess with my Intellitouch nad replaced a relay.

    Then he replaced the Motor with a Marathon I asked if that was normal to replace with a third party he said yes. Turned on pump worked fine Intellitouch is broke. (Why he messed with it in the first place I will never know)

    I call Pentair and asked if it was normal to replace a pentair product with a third party and they said no and called the service company. They now have to come back out and replace with pentair product.
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