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Water Flow to Booster Pump

Bought replacement booster pump and can't figure out how to stop water flow to existing pump. Water continues to flow out drain plug after I remove it.

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Plastic bag with a few socks in it, can be used to block the skimmer plumbing, if the pump is lower than the pool ! if not it will stop draining after the filter emptys

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The diagram on the side of the pump shows how it sould be wired for low volatge. I'm having a problem wiring for high volatge and posted the diagram. Use the link to access.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: when running it makes a loud continuous loud noise

Your bearing are failing. Replacing them and the seal at a local electric motor repair shop will likely cost around $50.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: polaris booster pump runs for minute but quits. Tries to restart

The motors are usually dual voltage and factory connected for 230V. Are you sure it is properly wired and set for the correct incoming line voltage?

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: my pb4 booster pump is leaking from the booster

Replacing the pumps mechanical seal should fix the leak. The whinning may be from bearing damage due to the leak. If you are unsure how to fix it, try a local electric motor repair shop. We charge about $55 - $60 for that seal and bearings installed.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I installed a booster pump. Attached a one ince

1. debris in the water management system (hoses inside the cleaner)
2. black gears in cleaner need replacing (360/380)
3. belt kit (polaris 360/380) or drive shaft need replacing (180/280)
4. teeth on inside of wheels are worn out (polaris 180/280 only)

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That click you hear is the pump's breaker, or thermal overload kicking in. After about one minute, the pump has cooled down again.

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Make sure that your skimmer, pump, and pool filter are clean and working properly. Your automatic pool cleaner can become sluggish if anyone of these features of your pool is not working correctly. Check all the hoses, connections, and swivels for leaks that could cause loss of water pressure. If it has been working poorly since you replaced the booster pump, you will also want to make sure that it is installed correctly. Finally, check your wheel RPM. It should be operating at between 28-32 RPMs. To do this, mark a single wheel side tire. Turn your pump on, hold the cleaner underwater and count the wheel revolutions for one minute. If you are under 28 RPMs, this might be your problem. To correct this, check your filter screen. I know thay you said that you have already done this, but this is typically the problem so I would check it again. Also, you can remove the blue restrictor disk from the UWF. If you booster pump has an open gate valve, open it completely to increase water flow. This will also help with your RPMs. If you try these suggestions and they do not work, let me know and I will come up with something else to try. Hope this helps you out.

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