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I have a rule 1800 computerized pool cover pump. As soon as I plug it in, it runs a few seconds then shuts right off, WON"T keep running. (this is outside of the water, dry) any help?

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  • ttlinden Jan 15, 2009

    My pump runs a few seconds while in water then shuts off.  How can I keep it running?

  • mlous Mar 26, 2009

    I have a Rule computerized 1800 pump on my pool cover. In water it starts & then stops right away. There is enough water for it to keep running but it does not. Any suggestions?


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That's a good thing. That pump uses resistance on the impeller to alert it to the presence of water. It will periodically start and run for a few seconds. If there is any water present, it will keep running, otherwise it will shut off until the next time it tries. Put it in water, and see if it works there.

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