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Is it normal for the pump to turn off and then turn back on?

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No, unless you are switching it. This sounds like a thermal overload problem. If the motor is fan cooled, it may be blocked or clogged with grass. If the motor has become wet inside this can also trip overload. That may be a shock hazard, so the source of water must be found and/or the motor must be replaced.

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