Breaker and Pool Pump

Jarhead916

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Jun 2, 2020
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CA
Hi,

Yesterday I had to flip my pool breaker at the main box. When I turned it back on the Intermatic timers, booster pump, and VS pump (Sta-Rite Intellipro) won't turn on. I confirmed with a multimeter there is 240v. Did something surge and blown the equipment?

Thanks chad
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
JH,

Did you measure between L1 and L2 and get 240 volts, or did you measure between L1 and ground and L2 and ground and then add the two together to get 240 volts.. If the latter, that can give you a false reading...

If you measured between L1 and L2, then show us some pics of your timers and the associated wiring..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Jarhead916

New member
Jun 2, 2020
3
CA
JH,

Did you measure between L1 and L2 and get 240 volts, or did you measure between L1 and ground and L2 and ground and then add the two together to get 240 volts.. If the latter, that can give you a false reading...

If you measured between L1 and L2, then show us some pics of your timers and the associated wiring..

Thanks,

Jim R.
How did you confirm 240?

What is the exact voltage line-to-line?

Thanks guys.....I had a pool guy come out and confirm the breaker was bad. One of the dual switches wasn't turning on. While I was getting 120 to ground for each line, together there was no reading. Learned something new. I'm just happy it wasn't a surge and $2,000+ in repairs! Thanks again for helping.
 
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