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My pool pump shut off because I think it overheated. I looked in the skimmer basket and there was a plastic bag in it that had blown in off the deck (dh had been installing lights today and didn't clean up after himself.... Grrrr!) It would not turn back on when I discovered the problem and removed it. How long before I should try to turn it on again & know if the pump is ruined or not? We are in the middle of a bad storm right now.. Can't go out to get all the details but it is on a 15x24 oval above ground swimming pool and takes a filter cartridge, plugs into a large twist and lock plug. I've read that some pumps have a built in sensor that shuts the pump down automatically to prevent damage to the motor before things get to hot. I've got my fingers crossed that this is the case.

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Your would be correct. Most pumps have a high limit switch that kills the power when the motor gets too hot. As long as you have shut the power off to the motor, wait until it is safe from the storm to go and try it again. They usually cool within 30 minutes. Check the pump basket first before turning it on. If it was running for a long time without water circulating, the heat may have distorted the basket and need to be replaced. If the pump turns on and primes up your off to the races. If not, you may need to replace the seals or the entire pump

Posted on Jul 20, 2013

  • Monica K. Nickles Jul 21, 2013

    Actually, before u heard the sordid news story of me drowning my husband and his uncle in the news over my fairly new pool pump being fried, after a couple of hours of myself cooling off I went out and figured out that the gfs leading to it shut down when it overheated and I hit the re set button for it. Working good enough for now. Close call for an episode of "snapped" I guess...


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It sounds like you are sucking air into the pump. Make sure strainer baskets and pump baskets are clear, and the valves are in the right position. Also check the water level in the pool, and make sure that the pump is not sucking the skimmer dry. Next try lubricating the gasket on the pump lid, or if it is in bad shape (flattened/cracking) replace it. If this does not solve the problem put silicone around the inlet to the pump (silicone is a temporary fix that could last days or months--for best results replumb with teflon tape and sealant). If all that fails you could have debris stuck in the impeller.

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SOURCE: Problems with Intex Krystal Clear Model 635 Pool Filter Pump 1500

No, the pump should not be noisy. It sounds like you have picked up a foreign object in the pump housing. you may have to pull the face off to determine. OR the pump/motor is indeed defective and should be returned.

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please check your impellar it sounds like it is broken this is the part that really moves the water if motor is ok then it would most likely be this .

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You are correct. Your lines are extremely small for this system and the pump is to small for this system. You are going to have to do a total upgrade. from the pump to all the lines. I know this is bad news, but it is a common problem for system that where put in more then 10 years ago

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SOURCE: air in filter on hayward above ground pool.

This is common the first 30-60 seconds after turning the filter on. The filter is purging its self of the air, sometimes algae or small debris will shoot back into the pool as well.

If it is constantly getting air then replace your o-ring on the that clear cover (Strainer Cover) make sure you use a lubricant, and like djtc66 said re-wrap all threaded areas with teflon tape.

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