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I think you are chasing the wrong problem. A GFCI trips when current has found another path other then the feed wiring itself. It has found another path to earth that is conducting about 5 ma or more. I would suspect the wiring not the pump. If the insulation breaks down in the pump motor that would cause it to trip. The fault can be anywhere downstream from the breaker.
If you are not comfortable get an electrification and have him meg the pump motor to be sure where the problem is.
Posted on Jun 17, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Pump trips breaker
If the seals are damaged, water will leak into motor section and cause GFI to trip and yet the pump will seem that it is running fine if plugged into a non-GFI receptacle
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
SOURCE: Pump trips GFI when submerged
Check your power cable for any hole and damage, that might be the problem
remove the 2 screw where the cable is connect on the pump, gently pull off the ruber from the cord and check if your 3 wire are wet ? and if any water can come out of the cable hole?
if yes you have to take most of the pump appart to make the stator and rotor get dry and also check for any black part on the stator, to make sure it not burn if you cant find any black spot on the part let it dry for a week and spray some air on the stator everyday and your problem will be fix,
At our big factory we use special oven to dry the part quicker
If you have no water that came out from the inside of the pump it has to be the power cable or your breaker the reason why the pump work fine when only the base is submerge is because the pump have less restriction (Water to push) so the engine work is very light compare when she is submerge and have to push so much water alll the way throught the hose.
I can help you if you need more info,
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
You might have 2 problems. The GFIC might be wired wrong or the pump wirng might be compromised with moisture. The noise issue? Are you running this unit without submersing it? They will burn out if you do. To get a more accurate running sound, submerse it with a flexible pipe so you can run it in a 5 gal bucket without losing the water.
It's possible a bearing is burned out.
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Savio 2220
It sounds like a seal has broken and water is getting inside, tripping the GFCI. it may be possible to get a new set of gaskets for the pump, but it is not really an easy thing to do. Three years if it runs all day is quite a lot of hours. You could try a local electric motor shop, and ask for an estimate.
Posted on Jul 23, 2011
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