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Sta-rite pump went dry now does not run

Water supply went dry . power is on , pump wont turn on . don"t see a reset button

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These really don't like running dry. Disconnect the power and see if you can turn over by hand by turning the cooling fan. If you cannot then something mechanical has failed this could be something on the front end and/or the motor windings. These motors usually have a thermal overload so if you can turn over by hand then the motor either has burnt out its windings or the overload has kicked in leave motor unpowered for an hour and see if it restarts . If you cannot turn over the plastic front has broken. You may be lucky to get parts from a salvage yard as these are usually cheaper to buy as whole unit.

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