Pool Pump Motor Malfunction

Andy49

Bronze Supporter
Oct 5, 2013
106
Houston, TX
I am out of town for a few days. My son called and told me the pool pump motor quit working and is humming. Looking at previous posts, I will need to check and make sure the impeller rotates freely, and the capacitor is good. But at the same time, I am thinking, why would a running motor quit? Perhaps I need to just bite the bullet and order a new motor so it will be there when I get home. Any thoughts?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
29,661
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
What model pump?

Post a pic of the motor data plate.

How old is the pump?

Humming is often a capacitor problem. Capacitors often explode from excess heat. I would look at the capacitor before ordering a new motor.

 

setsailsoon

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LifeTime Supporter
TFP Guide
Oct 25, 2015
4,307
Palm City/FL
Pool Size
12800
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-30 Plus
This would be a great time to think about a variable speed motor and/or converting to a salt pool. As Allen points out you might get a little reprieve with a simple capacitor change.

Chris
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
28,291
I received the volute and completed the assembly of PB460. As the picture show I hand tightened the hose connections and put a wrench to quarter turn it. I do have some seepage at two connections. How tight should make these connections? I was afraid of cracking the nozzles.

That exactly looks like my setup. Upon getting back, I will check it. I just have a simple multimeter. No capacitance measurements.
;)
 
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