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Thread: New pool, pump turns off after a few minutes!

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    New pool, pump turns off after a few minutes!

    Hi there, I have a new system I am attempting to set up for a very small above ground intex pool. I have a proper Waterway 1/8 hp pump which is wired through a spa heater, the wiring was done for me by an electrician neighbor of mine. We just connected up all the hoses and got the water flowing through all the hoses but after a few minutes the pump stops running. When I disconnect and reconnect the electricity the pump starts again for a few minutes, then stops. Any troubleshooting tips would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks,
    Orlee

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    Re: New pool, pump turns off after a few minutes!

    The pump might be overheating. Is water flowing strongly when the system is running?
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    Re: New pool, pump turns off after a few minutes!

    At first the water wasn't flowing strongly because the hoses weren't set up the right way around but we quickly switched them around and now the water goes through very strongly, but only for a few minutes before it switches off again. It did seem to be getting hot the first few times when water wasn't surging through. What do you suggest?
    Thanks so much,
    Orlee

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