Question about RTO Wayne 1/2 Hp Shallow Well Jet Pump
I have a shallow water Wayne 1/2 hp pump and it has stopped 3-4 times over the past few days. At first I thought it was the ground-fault interrupter it's plugged into so I ran it to another socket and it worked... then it happned again 3-4 times and I noticed the pump motor was VERY HOT and when re-plugged in "nothing". So I let it cooled down, and plugged in and all I heard was a vibration sound but no pump turning and thought it might be a dab section of the motor, so I unplugged it and used a screw driver to move the motor fan a few turns , re-plugged it in and it worked again....only to stop a few hours later..... reading the other posts I expect it is overheating but have not timed the pump before the PSI shuts it off.....
New pump --not big enough for the job
old pump --motor windings problem, faulty start run capacitor
I suspect that as the motor is 1/2 hp if will run good when there is a need for water but under pressure the pressure switch is set to high so the motor overloads and gets hot
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Where the wire goes into the pump there is a o ring thatis probably leaking and any sort of water the motor might be getting is tripping the breaker. You probably have it plugged into a gfi and it sense very low amounts of water, and trips, You can determine by plugging it into a regular outlet and it should work. But definently fix the oring at the point of entry on the pump
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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