Intelliflo 3HP - Nothing on Display | Pump Dead

anonymouscuban

Active member
May 19, 2017
33
Porter Ranch
Hey all,

I've searched the forum but didn't find any similar threads with an outcome. I have an Intelliflo 3HP pump. I don't recall the version but it's at least 6 years old. Earlier in the week I noticed the pool was not running. Checked the pump and no worky. Display is blank. I've ruled out power to the pump; 240v at the line on the pump.

Is this thing toast or is there something I can do to get it working? I'm assuming the controller on the pump itself is dead. Not sure if that can be replaced or if it's just as expensive as a new pump.

Really appreciate any help or advice that can be shared.

Thanks,
Alex
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
22,036
What is the exact voltage line to line (not line to ground)?

There should be a sticker on the front of the pump that has a P/N and a date.

What is the P/N (part Number) and what is the date?
 

anonymouscuban

Active member
May 19, 2017
33
Porter Ranch
What is the exact voltage line to line (not line to ground)?

There should be a sticker on the front of the pump that has a P/N and a date.

What is the P/N (part Number) and what is the date?
I can't tell you the exact voltage. As luck would have it, my multimeter has gonna kaput so I was only able to test that its getting 240v with a simple voltage tester.

The PN is 011018. Date is 7/17/2012 so I installed it 8 years ago. Never had any issues till now.
 

anonymouscuban

Active member
May 19, 2017
33
Porter Ranch
OK. I just opened up the pump controller. I can see evidence of a short. Pics attached. We had some heavy winds this week and possibly some power surges.

Appears like one if the solder points on the board is completely fried off.

What do you guys think? Maybe the control panel is fried? If so, would the pump not run?
 

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anonymouscuban

Active member
May 19, 2017
33
Porter Ranch
OK. Have done more research. I think that board that's fried is part of the drive unit. If I'm understanding correctly, it's fried and that's why the pump is dead. Looks like I can buy a new drive unit for about $6-700. A new pump is about $1100. Not sure if it makes more sense just to buy a new pump considering my current pump is 8 years old.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
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May 3, 2014
34,663
Laughlin, NV
It would be wise to buy a complete new system with the original being 8 years old.

Do you have a surge suppressor in your pool control panel?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
22,036
It looks like two spots that need a solder touchup.

If you don't solder, take it to a local electronics repair place.