Onga pool pump running but not drawing water from pool
Pump running but not sucking the water up to the filter
My pump will not cteate suckion. I have changed out all the fitting to the pump to ensure no leaks. I have changed the defuser on the pump. I also changed the manifoleds and the grids inside the filter because some of the ribs were broken on the filters them self. The pump is running and the impeller is turning but it will not **** the water into the basket from the pool into the filter. Is there any suggestions.
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It could be the capacitor is bad. The capacitor stores up a charge of electricity which it discharges to start the motor without it the motor cannot start against a load. If the capacitor is good the internal switch may be sticky or faulty.It is located under the back cover of the motor. It is a centrifugal switch that starts the motor on the capacitor and start windings and as the motor spins up to speed switches to the run windings. Check to see that it operates smoothly. Hope this helps.
If you have suction, you must have discharge. It is a law. Your water is going somewhere. Check for your water going to waste. Are you CERTAIN you have suction ? When I first read your question, I suspected a impeller with a spun out center. The motor runs but there is no pressure and no flow.
I just went through this I checked everything .....but the filter it needed to be changed to check this just take the filter out then run like it's in the pump (just to check if that's what it is ) then for me, the water rushed back into my pool hope this helps
these are known to have rear end bell issues , the motor will need service by your local pool pump motor repair guy. cost about 75.00 .. if you keep running it it will destroy the motor and a new motor will be your only choice .Leave feedback for your favorite fixya guy.. that would be me the pool
pump motor repair guy in longwood Florida.. don't forget to prime your
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Your Onga Pool pump was running dry causing the impeller to melt down and stick to the pump case. You have to remove the impeller, and the only way to take it off by using the heat gun to melt the stucked plastic impeller. Or by forcing it off slowly, cutting the impeller using hacksaw, taking care of the mechanical seal and the motor shaft not to bend it. Afterwhich you can replace the impeller, and assemble the Onga pump/motor. Then, you can install the Onga pump back to its location. Just send you e-mail for further assistance. God bless you.
We begin at the suction line. I'll assume that you will be using this as a pool pump since you have a filter. At the suction line, install a horizontal or a vertical check valve along the suction pipe. Then the suction pipe is connected to the bottom pipe adapter of the filter. The top pipe adapter of the filter shall be connected to the pump suction adapter. At the pump discharge adapter, install a GI Pipe Tee. At the bottom of the GI pipe tee, put a GI nipple going to the pump discharge adapter. Opposite it shall be the pipe plug to serve as the priming port. At the GI pipe cross, install a GI nipple about 6-inch long with a service **** to balance water flow. At the end of the service **** install another 6-inch GI nipple to attach a gate valve to control water flow. After the gate valve is the discharge pipelines going back to the pool.
Note: Pump must be installed within 3 to 5 meters near the water source. You may install more than 5 meters but suction could be difficult for the pump.
Priming the pump:
Open the plug at the tee that serves as the priming port, Fill this up with water to full level with the service **** at full close position. Once filled up, replace and close the priming port. Put the power on, and start the pump running, then slowly open the service **** or flow control valve to appropriate level.
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Take out the pump pot basket and stick your finger in the hole towards the motor (make sure the motor won't kick on!!). What you should feel is the impeller. It has five grooves in the face of it and each one needs to be cleaned of foilage and debris. With every hole clogged in the impeller you lose 20% of your motors effeciency. With whisperflow brand the pump pot basket is poorly designed where debris like pine needles go straight through.