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Pump comes on for about a minute...then shuts off..

I have a brand new Polaris booster pump,,,,When I turn it on, it only runs for about a minute...then stops....feels very hot but does not trip breaker....any thoughts as to what might be wrong?

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  • kenstickercr Jun 28, 2009

    It does pump water....But then stops. It is not a self priming pump. I have the suction end hooked into the discharge end of the pool pump.



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Has this pump worked at all -pumped water?
When it's running for about a minute, is it pumping water?
Is this a self priming pump or do you need to prime it?

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

  • Joel Friedenberg Jun 28, 2009

    There are only two things I can think of-

    - The pump may be air-bound and has to be primed and purged. There should be a small plug on top of the pump. Loosen the plug to allow water to come out, and then turn on the pool pump. Let the water flow, and then tighten the plug. This procedure should purge the air. Once this is done, and the system is up and running, you should not have to prime it again. Air pockets have this property of compressing and not moving, as in the case of auto brake systems.

    - The other thought is that the pump is defective; probably not the case, since it's brand new.

    Hope this works for you.

  • Colleen Johnson Aug 04, 2012

    thank you. I will try



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