Question about Pool & Spa
Have you called your local Watkins dealer for a service call?
I can have you look at a couple of things before you call it in.
Once you turn the system on it will operate without the heater on to purge the system of air. Once that few minutes has gone by the heater will turn on and they system will operate normally.
At what point during this cycle does the system shut down? Does it blow the circuit breaker? Exactly HOW does it shut the pump down?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is this a self contained spa? If it is Your pump probally is running , but if you pulled it out and put it back you created an air lock. You can fix this simpley by opening your drain valve untill you get a steady flow of water out of it. Also check to be shure your shut off valves are fully open before you start.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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Hopefully you have not fried the motor. To free a stuck motor: try to reach past the strainer to the impeller and turn it. If you can't do that, remove the electric end cover and find a double flat for a wrench where the shaft goes into the motor. Or maybe you can remove the spring thing from the end of the motor and move the shaft with a pair of vise grips or pliers. Don't damage the place where the spring thing mounts. Don't try to move the motor with the plastic fan thing near the pump, you'll just break it, and then you really have problems.
To keep a motor from sticking, thru off season occasionaly spin the pump, just a few seconds will do, don't need water.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
SOURCE: High speed spa pump shuts off
The motor may have a thermal cutoff if the motor draws too much current. Do you have a sufficient large gauge circuit supplying the motore? If not the actual voltage at the motor may drop, causing it to draw more current to make up for the loss of voltage, thereby tripping the motor's protective breaker. I assume the motor will start again after serveral minutes of cooling down.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
hi the capacitor needs replacing in the pump connection box, this needs to be exactly the same uF value as the one you are taking out.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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Start with the pump. If it is bound up and not starting nothing else will work. Close off your valves and disconnect the pump unions. Once free, reach in with the pump unplugged and try to turn the impeller by hand. Will it turn? If not, you'll need to free it or get the pump repaired. Once the pump is working and water circulating your heater should start working.
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Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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