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Pentair pool pump vs 3050

Just purchased the vs 3050 pool pump, worked fine then it stoped turning on buy itself. Put in new 24 hr. intermatic timer. Turned on by itself for two days now it will not turn on. when the timer trips and I lift the cover on the pentair motor I see the gree light is on for power, and the green light is on above the number 3 button, but I must press the start button to turn on pump. can you help? william town

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These pumps should not be hooked into an intermatic mechanical timer. It should always have power supplied to it, meaning it should be installed to the line side of the power supply. Scheduling is done either in pump itself or thru an external controller such as a suntouch or easytouch controller, etc. When you have it wired into a timer like intermatic, power is interupted to the pump every day when the timer setting is for off. It is very hard on the drive of this pump, it does not like it, and will shorten the life of the drive. The pump was designed to always have power supplied to it, even when it is not scheduled to run. This may be the problem you are experiencing. HTH

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