Question about AO Smith Pool & Spa
Nothing happens when I push the on button. It makes no sound; don't think it is making contact with motor. Can I check the power button from the top o the tub? The installer tiled in the tub and left no access panel.
First, make sure the circuit breaker is on and there is power to the motor.
If you have power to the motor it may be that the air switch on the motor is not working and needs to be changed.
The air switch is around $21 to replace.
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Posted on May 13, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The fault is most likely to be the condensor. They can and do fail at an early age.
You don't need to dismantle the pump, on the rear of the pump you'll find a slot on the motor shaft which can be turned with a screwdriver.
If you've only just reffiled the hot tub it could also be an airlock.
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
SOURCE: i have an aqua flow
Many of these pump motors have a capacitor and start & run windings. I had a pump motor a week ago that was free to rotate, but only hummed. I looked inside the back end, everything looked good, I bought a capacitor online for $7 + $15 shipping, installed it and it worked. The capacitor will have voltage & rating on the side.
BE CAREFUL, CAPACITORS KEEP VOLTAGE EVEN WHEN NOT PLUGGED IN. If you don't know how to handle them, take the motor to a local motor repair shop.
Posted on Aug 02, 2011
SOURCE: Pool Pump Motor (AO Smith 2HP 56Y CX) won't turn over when switched on. Makes slight humming sound. Removed the motor from pump housing. When I spin the impeller when powered on, the motor starts up
3 THINGS QUICK.. RUN CAPACITOR THIS IS LOCATED ON TOP OF MOTOR HAVE IT CHECKED. OR START SWITCH DIRTY OR STAR CAPACITOR BAD.. SEARCH YOUR AREA FOR YOUR LOCAL POOL PUMP MOTOR REPAIR GUY WITH FREE TESTING.. WARNING THESE CAPACITORS HOLD HIGH VOLTAGE AND WILL NEED TO BE SHORTED ! USE A DRY RAG AND COVER CAPACITOR THEN SHORT WITH SCREWDRIVER
Posted on Dec 28, 2011
When you unplug & reconnect the topside control what happens?
If nothing your control is bad, you'll need a new one.
They are typically attached with double sided tape so removal is easy.
Posted on Nov 14, 2012
This sounds like a back circuit board to us.
Posted on Apr 09, 2013
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